Welcome spring with asparagus

On an unusually warm day in February, I noticed a purple violet pushing up through winter’s fallen leaves. This tiny harbinger of spring cheered me up after a season of gray skies, record-breaking rain and very little snow. Sometimes I think I’m solar-powered, to the extent that I crave sunlight for energy and joy.

The Garden Corner

Welcome to April. April finds us looking forward to spring cleaning, watching the robins return to the dormant grassy fields and putting away the shovels and snow boots. But today, while still cool outside, we are thinking “planting time!”

News from the Granby Grange

Granby Grange #5 continues to rebuild its membership and programs in Granby and was recently honored by National Grange as the first-place winner in the Community Garden contest for 2023. In addition to Grange activities, members volunteer at Waste Not Want Not, Stony Hill Village, Salmon Brook Historical Society and several other community groups.

Mac ‘n’ Cheese: pure comfort food

This “homemade” recipe came from one of my mom’s Irish cousins years ago. Besides my own mom, Mae Garvey was one of the best cooks I have ever met—everything she did seemed so effortless and was always delicious. A treasured legacy!

Spring Fire Safety

n March 10, we will set our clocks ahead by one hour to return to daylight savings time. This time change is a good reminder to replace the batteries in our smoke alarms. It is also a good time to check the age of your smoke alarms

Granby Grange #5 updates

Phase One of the Granby Grange Hall renovation project is almost completed thanks to a generous donation from the Pomeroy-Brace Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.