Saturday, June 7, 2008

A Summer Garden Tour

Saturday June 14th & Sunday June 15th. Tickets can be purchased at Beman Hardware and Granby Pharmacy for $15. Includes a lecture by Christie Higginbottom, a research historian, horticulture & landscape specialist from Old Sturbridge Village. The lecture is on native plants in the early 19th century garden and starts at 9am on Saturday at The Salmon Brook Historical Society's Preservation Barn.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Happy Memorial Day!

As many of you longtime residents know, The Merlis have a fabulous display of Farmhall Tractors on display on most spring/summer American holidays. I couldn't resist taking these images.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Granby is Horse Friendly!

We've got several great horse properties for sale in this horse friendly town!

36 Barndoor Hills Road This elegant colonial located on one of Granby's premier scenic roads is sure to please the most discriminating of tastes! Over 4200 square feet of living space, 4 bedrooms, finished lower level, beautiful appointments throughout, custom landscaping, patio, deck, 2 stall barn with direct access to trails and bordering town owned space. $779,900 For more information and a virtual tour, visit or call Lewis & Beth at 860-508-7855

43 Quarry Road Affordably priced at $319,900, offers a 4 bedroom home with 2/3 stall barn, riding ring, and close to trails.

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96 Bushy Hill Road Affordably priced at $384,900 and perfect for hobbyists or horse lovers! 2/3 bedroom charming cape with new stainless & granite kitchen, new Morton barn, sand riding ring and access to nearby trails. For more information visit or call Lewis & Beth at 860-508-7855

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Something to Crow About!

Interest rates are incredibly low and with the onset of the warmer weather and the crocus' popping, more houses are available to choose from. Prices have's a great time to make your move! If you're interested in buying or selling a home, give us a call! Lewis and Beth at 860-508-7855 or visit to view hundreds of homes for sale locally & nationally!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Spring Weather & Real Estate!

The weather's heating up and so is the real estate market in our area! Lots of exciting homes for sale and the weather's terrific for getting out and looking!

Here's a shot from an evening walk with the dogs on Weed Hill:

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Spring is Here!

What beautiful weather today! Lewis, the dogs and I went for a walk at Holcomb Farm and McLean Game Refuge Trails and here's what we saw:

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Spring is Here!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter...we certainly, friends, great food, lots of down time and a 'killer Bourbon Pecan Pie' from Ginny Wutka of Lost Acres.

The Spring Real Estate Market seems to be heating up, as well, here in the Northeast. Sales are up 11%! Now's the time to make your move!!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Granby Land Trust Photo of the Month!

We are so excited! One of our photographs has been chosen for the Granby Land Trust's Photo of the Month.

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Monday, March 3, 2008

West Granby Gem!

Looks can be deceiving, but don't be by the exterior of this one level home with many surprises!

270 Simsbury Road $309,900

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Seven Inches of Fresh Powder!

After about 18 hours of snow yesterday, we're left with about 7 inches of light powdery snow in Granby...great for the skiers and boarders! It's a winter wonderland out there!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Winter Continues in West Granby

Winter continues on and spring ever going to come? Temps haven't even reached 30 degrees in Granby today. 4-7 inches of snow is expected Friday/Saturday in CT. Here's Holcomb Farm in winter:

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

We've Been Busy! 5 New Listings Since Last Post!

We're starting to see lots of buyers out there, too! Here are 3 of the homes that we're starting to show. The other 2 are undergoing various levels of 'staging'. They will be coming on the market in March.

39 Fern Hollow

Not Your Gramma's Ranch! Updated & well maintained 3 bedroom Ranch with family room & kitchen addition boasting lots of glass, bright sunny, open space with vaulted ceiling. There's a finished lower level, oversized garage with walkup to additional storage, a potting shed/workroom, new storage shed, parklike grounds and so much more! $279,900 Call Lewis & Beth at 860-508-7855 today!

Affordable Horse Property In Granby! 3 bedroom cape, 2.9 acres, new Morton Barn with 2 stalls, heated tackroom, direct turnout, sand riding ring, within minutes to miles of trails. $399,900 Hurry! Call Lewis and Beth at 860-508-7855

105 North Granby Rd.

Empty Nesters or First Time Buyers! This affordably priced one level home is conveniently located close to Granby Center and in great condition. Newer roof and furnace, well maintained, large backyard. $236,900 Call us today. lewis & Beth 860-508-7855

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Friday, February 1, 2008

For Sale: 31 Pristine Acres w/ Outbuildings & Subdivision Potential!

256 South Rd.

East Hartland,CT: 31 acres with cabin, summer porch, 2 bay barn/garage, and brook. 950' road frontage, possible 2/3 lot subdivision. Call Lewis and Beth at 860-508-7855

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Kettle Pond

Took the dogs for a walk around Kettle Pond, today. Cold and overcast, 31 degrees, snow flurries. We saw an old rusted manure spreader in the woods, on the way to Kettle Pond.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Outstanding Horse Property for Sale!

Granby: Exceptional Horse Property with direct access to miles of trails. Elegant 2003 built colonial, 4400 square feet, finished walkout lower level with bath, many upgrades. 2004 built 2 stall barn with water, electric and direct turnout. Storage for 300 bales in 2nd story hayloft. $779,900 Call Lewis and Beth at 860-508-7855 or visit for more pics and info.

36 Barn Door Hills Road

Sunday, January 20, 2008


Just back from our daily walk with the dogs. Went to McLean Game Refuge, the trail was packed down pretty good...lots of traffic, easy walking, but a good vigorous workout in the cold! The dogs were happy to turn around and head back to the trailhead. We are so lucky to have access to such wonderful trails!

salmon brook

Arctic Temps!

Sunday morning. Barn chores are done, the horses are quietly munching their hay in the frigid dawn. Lewis and I are off to work answering phones and showing houses. Football game and food this afternoon at home with family & friends. Looking forward to warm weather!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Lunch at The Cookhouse Cafe

Off to lunch today at the Cookhouse Cafe, which is located off CT Blvd in East Hartford, next to Gengras Harley...known for their GREAT Bar-B-Que!

Life's a Journey...Enjoy the Ride!

Calm after the Storm

It's a 'balmy' 34 degrees at 9:45am after an evening of wet snow, followed by freezing rain and sleet. Made for a slushy mess and a 90 minute delay for start of school. Here's what it looks like around Granby:

Thursday, January 17, 2008

For Sale: New Prices!

16 Talcott Range Drive in East Granby NOW $399,900 This is a must see!

60 Simsbury Road, West Granby NOW $299,900 Horses possible!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Lost Acres in Winter

Just back from a walk with the 2 dogs and from taking a few pics at Lost Acres Orchard. If you haven't been there, it's a fabulous place to visit. Ginny and Tom Wutka carry fresh fruit from their apple orchard, outstanding pies, fresh breads, rolls, muffins, and lots of other comfort food. The menu's always great! This is a 'MUST VISIT' place! Here's their website:

Lost Acres

Lost Acres 2

Is spring coming?

Not likely anytime soon. It's about 25 degrees, now, at 8:23. The horses are fed, the stalls are mucked and the horses are out for the day. Predictions are for a high of 40 degrees today, with ice, sleet and snow for Thursday night and into Friday am....UUGGHHH!!!! Off to a business planning meeting with our manager. Looking forward to a terrific 2008!