NEWSLETTER :August 2014 Online Edition 79

Pet Photo Contest Winners 2014


Pet Photo Contest Winners Grover & Finn

We would like to thank all the wonderful entries in this year's Pet Photo Contest.

As pet lovers we believe all of them are winners, however the votes have been cast and there can only be two prize winners. In case you did not have a chance to view the entries you can go to the following link

 Buck Hollow Farm's  5th  Annual Pet Photo Contest. 

The 1st prize winner of a two night stay was a "Grover" a photo taken by Nancy Smith of Connecticut. Second prize winner goes to Rachel and Jay Branum for "Finn". Congratulations to both our winners.

NOTE: We have changed our newsletter format so please scroll down for news from our pets and the recipe of the month. Thanks so much for reading!
Thanks for reading,
Brad & Jacquie



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Inn at Buck Hollow Farm

2150 Buck Hollow Road

Fairfax, Vermont 05454

(802) 849-2400 (tel.)

Toll Free- (800) 849-7985

Pet Peeves

"Elmo's Take"

Editors note:  For many years we allowed one of our dogs to write a monthly column.  First there was “Isham’s Corner” and then “Gizmo’s Gossip”.    Jealousies with the other pets convinced us to give everyone a chance on a rotating basis.  Thus,

Howdy everyone: Elmo here!Elmo

I may be only two years old, but I have carefully studied the entire history of Buck Hollow Farm, focusing primarily on four legged residents with particular reference to those who woof rather than meow. I have uncovered some interesting tidbits (to be distinguished from kibble n bits)..
For instance, Isham who loved to swim in the pool, and leapt in whenever he saw the chance, would only turn right. On the other hand (should have said paw) his twin brother Gizmo would refuse to go into the pool no matter how hard you coaxed or bribed him. However, when left alone, no humans in sight, he’d quietly slip down the stairs and swim laps by himself. Thus he was the world’s only CLOSET SWIMMER.
Now, my brother Grover and I both love going in the pool, though we don’t often get the chance. We do however have one of those plastic kiddie pools on the lawn. Grover loves to jump in, lie down and splash as much as possible, getting as much of his body as wet as he can. I, on the other paw, prefer to simply stand with the water up to my knee and cool off that way.
There is a famous story about Zeus, our Shetland Sheep Dog - Sheltie - who had a long and very thick coat. Summers were hard on him, so misunderstanding the advice he got, dad had him shaved almost to the skin one summer. Hard to believe, but Zeus was actually embarrassed. For a while he needed to have his outside time limited due to possible sunburn. These humans ! What’s a dog to do.
Love  Elmo, :))

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Maple Bacon Pancakes

This is a classic recipe that appeared in magazine ads for Aunt Jemima pancake mix in and around 1962.

Maple Bacon Pancakes

  • 12 slices of bacon
  • 2 cups prepared pancake batter (from a mix or from scratch)
  • softened butter
  • maple syrup
These are the original instructions from a 1962 magazine ad for Aunt Jemima pancake mix:

"Just about the best breakfast that ever greeted a hungry family! And it's as easy as this: Shake up Aunt Jemima batter according to package directions. Place cooked bacon strips on the griddle and pour batter over each strip. Bake 'em golden brown on both sides. Couldn't be easier - couldn't taste better! How about Aunt Jemima Bacon Strip Pancakes at your house tomorrow!"

For Best Results:

Prepare the pancake batter with slightly less water or milk than instructed. A thicker batter will help prevent the pancakes from flowing into each other.

Set your griddle to medium-high.

Fry the bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon from the griddle and lay slices on stacked paper towels to remove excess grease (and to get more crispy).

Carefully, wipe down the griddle with wadded paper towels, leaving only a very thin layer of grease to cook the pancakes.

Return the cooked bacon to the griddle with at least two inches of space on both sides of the slices. (You'll probably have to work in two batches.)

Slowly pour batter over each bacon slice. After one minute, check the bottom side of the pancakes. Once browned, flip the pancakes and cook the other side to golden brown.

Serve immediately with softened butter and warm maple syrup.



August 3rd - in Burlington

“Celebrate the Lake” Party
Place:ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
Price:Tickets are $50 for adult ECHO members and $20 for youth (3-12 years old) members and $60 for adult non-members and $25 for youth non-members.
Time:5:30-11:00 p.m.
Contact Name: Gerianne Smart

This year, for the first time, ECHO is allowing the public to view the fireworks from the aquarium and science center. The “Celebrate the Lake” Party will include dinner (American BBQ-style), music, cash bar, face painting, airbrush tattoos and access to ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center through 11 p.m.!

Stowe Antique Car Show- August 8th-10th-Stowe: The Stowe Annual Antique Car Show is a perennial favorite in Stowe, Vermont. Over 800 antique & classic cars are on display. Food concessions, giant automotive Flea Market, Car Corral. Fashion judging contest and antique car parade through town.

Celebrate Vermont Festival August 15,17  in Stowe: The Celebrate Vermont Festival will feature the foods, farms, forests & markets that help to create a sustainable Vermont. The four-day celebration will open at 10AM on Thursday with a "Noah's Ark" parade of farmers, children and their animals, including floats and antique tractors through Stowe, Vermont's Main Street.

Lake Champlain Maritime Festival - August 12th - 15th in Burlington: The LCMF was established to celebebrate Lake Champlain and The Burlingon
Waterfront and all that it has to offer. Events include exhibits, demonstrations, crafts, childrens activities,food and daily music along the waterfront from Perkins Pier to The Community Sailing Center
including Echo Leahy Center,The Burlington Boathouse,Waterfront Park and The U.S.Coast Guard Base...Concluding each night with waterfront
concerts. Truly a family event and something for everyone.

Pet Photo Contest Winners Grover & Finn

The Inn at Buck Hollow Farm is only a short 90 minute drive from Montreal. We have several guests who use the inn as an overnight stop before visiting Montreal or they may choose to stay with us and take a day trip to Montreal.

Jacquie is a native of Montreal and would be happy to provide detailed guidance if you plan to cross the border. Be sure to bring your passport and check out this link for the latest Montreal Events.

Montreal International Fireworks Competition
July 28th to August 14th 2010 in Old Montreal:
Year in and year out,Montreal Fireworks more than 3 million fireworks enthusiasts gathering the Jacques Cartier Bridge, and on either side of the river to take in the spectacle. The event is now considered the “Olympics” of the pyrotechnical world! Last years winners were: GOLD: Canada SILVER: Hong Kong , BRONZE: U.S.A. The US Competition date is Saturday, July 19th.

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