Inn at Buck Hollow Farm Newsletter Online Edition No.21
August 2005

With foliage just over the horizon, a reminder about the foliage photography contest mentioned last month. The winner and runner up each will receive a weekend gift certificate to the inn, with the winner also receiving Jacquie's pizza and home made Vermont maple ice cream. More details next month, but basically we ask you to submit a photo taken in Vermont this foliage season. We will post them to the web and have voting done by you during a certain period of time with the winner being announced at the end of November.

Due to space issues we are unable to list all the wonderful events in and around Vermont and Montreal every month but note that we have provided a link in case you would like more detailed information.

Have a great rest of the summer !

Brad & Jacquie

In this issue
  • Mother-Daughter Retreat
  • Banana Pecan Streusel French Toast
  • Gizmo's Gossip
  • Vermont Events August 2005
  • What's Happening in MONTREAL?

Brad & Jacquie's Kitchen

Banana Pecan streusel French toast

8 slices Texas Bread cubed (3/4")
4 ripe bananas, mashed (1 1/3 cups)
1 1/2 ounce can evaporated milk
3 beaten eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp  vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon
1 In a large bowl stir together bananas, milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and almond extract. Place bread cubes in a lightly greased 9"x13" pan. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
2 To make Streusel topping, in a small bowl combine 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tbsp. flour, 1 tbsp. melted butter, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans. Sprinkle over bread in pan.
3 Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until lightly browned.  Servings: 12



Hi Everyone !

Gizmo here !

Last month I ended my letter by saying "This too shall pass"  (referring of course to Utah,  the new puppy).  Well,  PASS ALREADY !

Maybe the    "Terror of Buck Hollow"  would have been a better name,  or better yet  "JAWS".  Nothing escapes those sharp baby teeth - beginning with me.  You can guess the usual victims, but how about bark from a tree,  cut grass,  ice cubes,  Mom's nose,  Dad's ear.  
This place is turning into a first aid clinic.  I'm told over  and 
over again how patient I am.  Maybe so,  but pretty soon  "Patient" 
may be a label for him - not me (if you catch my drift).

At least I've had some very nice four legged visitors at the inn 
during the last several weeks and I thank you for that.  Oh,  what a 
relief it is.

Love  Gizmo


"Our first stay here will always be remembered. This is a beautiful property in the most special of places. As long as this inn is here, we fill return for many more stays each time we come "home" Jen & Todd, 

" Truly one of the nicest bed and breakfasts we have ever visited" Jeff & Jerry, Owasso, Oklahoma

"Thank you so much for this enjoyable stay. Your Inn is great! Your breakfasts divine! And your pets lots of fun. " Josh & Ketak:MD, 


8/9/05, Burlington    
Comedy Cruise Aboard Northern Lights: The Kamikaze Comedy Group performs an original improv act while you feast on a dinner buffet aboard Northern Lights. 

8/12/05 through 8/14/05, Alburg
Lake Champlain Bluegrass Festival: World renowned bluegrass bands, camping, BBQ, bonfires, fiddle & banjo contest, workshops, more. Champlain Bluegrass Festival Site (Route 2), Friday, 10 pm - Sunday, 6 pm. Admission. 802-482-8110 Web Site

8/12/05 through 8/14/05, Stowe
48th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show: Rain or shine the show goes on. Join us for this incredible annual event. Nichols Field (Route 100), Friday, 7am - Sunday, afternoon. Admission. 802-253-7321 Web Site

8/27/05 through 9/5/05, Essex Junction
Champlain Valley Fair: Vermont's largest agricultural and entertainment event. Champlain Valley Exposition (105 Pearl Street, Route 15), 10 am-midnight. Admission. 802-878-5545 Web Site

More Vermont Events...



How many mothers out there wish you had more “bonding” time with your teenage daughters? 

The pace that our children grow up astonishes us!  As mothers, our schedules remain packed with activities and responsibilities.  It is more and more difficult to find quality time to spend with your children.   

Buck Hollow Farm  would like to provide you and your daughter with a special weekend of bonding.

Our own daughter, Gail, an interdisciplinary artist, wants to offer a mother-daughter retreat at Buck Hollow Farm.  The playful weekend would include theater games, writing, storytelling and lots of chances to get to know one another outside your normal roles.  Our intention is for the two of you to share new experiences in a natural and creative way.


At this retreat you’ll find:

Freedom from phones, TVs, radios, and routines

An opportunity to spend quality time together

A relaxed environment

Fantastic food and refreshments

A natural setting

A chance to make memories

We want you to walk away with wonderful memories, a renewed sense of mutual respect and perhaps, a new perspective on your relationship.
If you are interested, please email us  and we will book a weekend based on the participants’ availability.

Rogers Cup presented by National Bank
8/6/2005 - 8/14/2005
50 best players in the world vie for top honors in one of the most prestigious tournaments on the men's professional tennis circuit.
Molson Indy Montréal
8/26/2005 - 8/28/2005
Adding Molson Indy Montréal to the Champ Car schedule will provide racing fans in the northeastern sector of North America with the opportunity to experience one of the most hotly contested championships in the world, a competitive balance borne out by the fact that there were 8 different winners in last year's 18-race schedule. 
Destiny's Child
8/9/2005 - 8/9/2005
In concert at the Bell Center 1 800 361-4595 (Toll Free)          More Montreal Events...

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