Online Edition No.42 August 2007
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GIZMO'S GOSSIP  Corduroy Gizmo's Gossip

Hi again everyone.  Gizmo here.
Sooner or later, all organizations, groups or families work out a division of responsibilities, a division of labor or whatever. You know what I mean. In warehouses there are pickers and there are packers, restaurants have washers and dryers, and even at the inn, Mom does the great work and Dad does the grunt work.

Well, Utah and I pretty much have the same thing. I'm a people pooch and he's a pooch's pooch. I greet, walk and take care of the two legged visitors while Utah covers those with more than two. At least that's usually the case.

A couple weeks ago guests arrived with what appeared to be a miniature me. His name was (and probably still is) Corduroy, Nice enough dog I guess, except once he spotted me he must have thought I was his long lost ancestor. He just was all over me like a wet blanket. He jumped, leaped and did whatever he could to draw my attention away from my duties, and nothing I did could dissuade him. Meanwhile Utah was trying to get CORDUROY'S attention so that they could play. No such luck (for me). The result was a general state of chaos whenever Corduroys was near.

Being wanted is not necessarily all it's cracked up to be.

Thanks for listening.
Love Gizmo

cherry vanilla OatmealCherry Vanilla Oatmeal

So who says oatmeal is boring? Try this new take on an old but nutritious breakfast.

1 3/4 cups water
1 crisp apple, such as Braeburn or Crispin, cored and diced with skin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, plus more to taste
3 cups water
2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup ground/milled or whole flax seed (or a combination of both)
1/4 cup chopped dried apples
1/4 cup golden raisins
3/4 cup 1 percent milk

1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, and the apple and cook until lightly brown and soft, 2 minutes.

Add cinnamon and sugar and cook until dissolved. Add the water and bring to a boil. Add the oats, wheat germ, flax, dried apples and raisins. Stir constantly for 2 minutes until oats are cooked and dried fruit is slightly plumped.

Divide into 4 bowls, sprinkle each bowl with more brown sugar, a drizzle of milk and a dried apple ring.




Nutrition Information Nutritional Analysis per serving Calories: 265 Total Fat: 3.5 grams Saturated Fat :0.5 gram Cholesterol 2 mg Sodium 164 mg Carbohydrates 54.5 grams Protein 7 grams Fiber 4 grams  

outdoor fun in vermont!

Inn at Buck Hollow Farm


With only another month of warm summer weather before the kids head back to school, we have focused this issue on outdoor activities.. Of course at the inn you'll  enjoy our outdoor pool, our hiking trails and the outdoor hot tub. But why not try the following venues for outdoor fun.

  1. Carman Brook Maple & Dairy Farm: Learn about dairying while the herd enjoys cow air conditioning, waterbed mattresses and tile feed alley!
  2. Local Motion Bike Tours: Explore Burlington's diverse landscape of scenic lakefront, riverside farms, and historic neighborhoods. Led by a knowledgeable guide, the guided tours provide a fascinating and casual way to learn the hidden stories of the area. Residents and visitors alike will find bicycling through Burlington the best way to understand the city's past and its future.
  3. Lake Champlain Balloon Rides: When you fly at treetop level you'll enjoy looking for wild turkeys or deer in the woods. You sometimes can smell wood smoke from nearby homes as you drift through the valley. Flying a balloon is just one of those things for which there is no substitute. You don't feel the wind, you are a part of it, sometimes you don't even realizing you are moving.
  4. Great Vermont Corn Maze: The corn is now head high and still growing! The Great Vermont Corn Maze will open at 10 am on July 28, 2007. Solve the 10 acre Corn Maze puzzle with 50 feet of bridges to help you tower above the corn, and find the elusive bell of success.

  Foliage Room

Click here to view updated pictures of the Foliage room and the Blue room.    Brad and Jacquie





Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival - August. 5, 2007 in Burlington -The Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival. What is dragon boating? Just the HOTTEST sport going! It's the fastest and most fun paddle team sport around. Twenty paddlers sit aboard a 40-foot long canoe and power through a race course with synchronicity. 75 Teams representing local businesses, organizations and neighborhoods will compete in 41 foot Dragon boats. Watch the races, enjoy great food, entertainment, silent auction and a special tribute to Breast Cancer Survivors. Proceeds to benefit Hospice Care and Dragonheart Vermont..

Lake Champlain Bluegrass Festival - August 10- 12 in Alburgh:  Voted one of Vermont"s Top 10 Events featuring workshops, fiddle & banjo contest, open stage, hay rides and more. Route 2
Vermont Dressage Days Horse Show-  August 10, 11 in Essex Junction: Two days of dressage horse competition. Champlain Valley Exposition (105 Pearl Street) 8-5 pm. Free. . Champlain Valley Exposition (105 Pearl Street)  
Champlain Valley Fair- August 25 to Sep. 3rd in Essex Junction:  Vermont's Biggest Agricultural Fair. Free shows, Grandstand concerts,
19th Annual Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival - Sep. 8th & 9th 2007 in Essex Junction -A special event for sheep enthusiasts and everyone interested in learning more about the wonders of sheep. Champlain Valley Expo (Pearl Street)

  Baby Moose

Only in Vermont: Thanks to a local Vermonter who sent a picture of a newborn baby cow with these comments: "In my 5 years in Colchester, I have never seen a newborn baby moose. This one was not even a half a mile from our house. The mother picked a small quiet neighborhood and had her baby in the front yard at 5:30 am We were out bike riding when we came upon the pair. The lady across the street from this house told us she saw it being born. We saw them at 5:30 pm . So the little one was 12 hours old. What an awesome place we live in to see such a site..

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