Online Edition No.29 April 2006
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                                      Inn at Buck Hollow Farm Newsletter

GIZMO'S GOSSIP 

Hi again everyone.  Gizmo here.
Why do I so frequently hear about a "DOG'S LIFE". Listening to two leggers talk, one would think we have nothing to do but lick, jump up on people and sleep. Not so !

You, my regular readers know how busy I can be (just read last month's article). Isn't that enough to fill one's day ? I would have thought so too, but not Mom and Dad. On top of my already hectic schedule, they insisted - bribed might be a better phrase - that I put my computer skills to use.
For the last month, I have been stuck in front of a screen completely revamping, revising and redoing our antiques and furniture pages which, I must admit, was long overdue. Now you can navigate, read, click and explore a huge variety of inventory with ease. I am kind of proud of myself, I must say. So please, for my sake, take a look for yourself. You'll see links elsewhere in this letter and also on the home page for the inn. Who knows, something may very well catch your eye. If so, delivery is easily arranged, especially to NY, New England and thereabouts. Also, on a big item they offer a complimentary night at the inn if you come to Vermont for pickup.
Oh ! Did I mention that I get a pound of ground meat for every sale ? P.S. My brother Utah insisted  we show his picture this month....he's so spoiled!

Love Gizmo.


Burlington Bike Path

Burlington's Waterfront Bike Path is a 7.6 mile recreational route that runs from the southern end of Burlington at Oakledge Park to the northern end at the Winooski River, where it connects via the newly constructed (spring 2004) bike path bridge to the Colchester Bike Path. The Bike Path rides along the Lake Champlain shoreline, offering wonderful views of the lake and the Adirondack Mountains to the west. The bike path links six major waterfront parks, along with the Burlington High School and the central Waterfront district.

Initially used as a railroad bed for the Rutland and Burlington Railroad companies, the conversion from rails to trails concept began in 1973. Utilized by an estimated 150,000 bicyclists, walkers, joggers and in-line skaters annually, the Bike Path is among Burlington's most popular amenities. The free College Street shuttle is a primary link from the Bike Path to downtown Burlington and the University of Vermont.

 
 
The Montréal Bike Fest5/28/2006 - 6/4/2006
The bicycle is celebrated for eight days, in the best cycling city in North America, according to Bicycling magazine.
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  Montreal Events Tickets...

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WHAT TO DO IN VERMONT

Hi,

Guests frequently ask for advice on how to spend a day while at Buck Hollow Farm. So here's our Late Night Top Ten List of what guests do while here. Not necessarily in order.
  1. Nothing ! Simply relax, sit by the fire or pool (in season) or spend time in the year round outside hot tub.
  2. Visit Shelburne Museum, spending the day reliving 19th and 18th century life.
  3.  Wander the Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, enjoying the many outside cafes and specialty shops.
  4. Drive up Mt. Mansfield, pass through Smuggler's Notch (perhaps stopping for a scenic hike), down the Mountain Road into Stowe for an afternoon of exploring that quaint village OR enjoy the most popular mountain activities-scenic gondola rides, thrilling alpine slide rides, the auto toll road, bungee trampoline and a climbing wall.
  5. Watch ice cream being manufactured at the world famous Ben and Jerry's factory or visit the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory
  6. Explore the trails of our 400 acres (on foot or skis) seeking our wildlife and especially our resident Moose (Morris). We offer a gallon of maple syrup to anyone who spots Morris (we take your word but would love a photo).
  7. Visit St. Albans, a stereotypical New England city and site of the most Northerly battle of the Civil War, visit their small but outstanding Historical Museum and eat in one of the (unexpectedly) excellent restaurants.
  8. Check out the Burlington waterfront, tour the lake on one of the several tour boats, walk or ride the bike path and visit the Echo Center, a science center of the lake and Champlain Valley.
  9. Bring your bikes and use one of the many bike paths or explore villages on the roads which are reasonably quiet and safe.
Whether you choose one or any combination, we're confident you'll enjoy Vermont. More attractions..... 

Brad & Jacquie

"TOFFEE-TOPPED CHEESECAKE BARS

Not a breakfast recipe...well how about a dessert recipe for breakfast?

1 1/4 cups  all-purpose flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
2 Eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups (10-oz pkg)  SKOR English Toffee Bits, divided

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, powdered sugar, cocoa and baking soda in medium bowl; cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Press into bottom of ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes.
2. Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add sweetened condensed milk, eggs and vanilla; beat until smooth. Stir in 1 cup toffee bits. Pour mixture over hot crust. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until set and edges just begin to brown.
3.
Remove from oven. Cool 15 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup toffee bits evenly over top. Cool completely. Refrigerate several hours or until cold. Cover; store leftover bars in refrigerate. About 36 bars.
 

VERMONT EVENTS MAY 2006

10th Annual Essex Spring Craft & Fine Art Show, May5-7th Essex Junction Features 200 exhibits of traditional, contemporary, country crafts, fine art, folk art and gourmet specialties. Web Site
21st Annual Burlington Kids Day, May 20th - BurlingtonVermont's largest children's celebration. Burlington's Waterfront Park, 9:30-3:30 pm. Free. 802-864-0123 Web Site

 Key Bank Vermont City Marathon May 28th BURLINGTON Vermont's largest marathon, ranked among the 20 best marathons in the United States. Burlington, Vermont, Admission. 802-863-8412 Web Site

International Migratory Bird Day Celebration , May 13th Birdwatchers of all abilities are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge International Migratory Bird Day Count. Participants will be split into small teams to survey the refuge and adjacent areas by vehicle, foot, canoe, and motorboat depending on interests and abilities. Bring your binoculars and field guides. Web Site

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