Inn at Buckhollow Farm
 Inn at Buck Hollow Farm Newsletter . Online Edition No.15 
December 2004 
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Is it me or are the years passing more quickly ?
The inn has just completed 15 years. But I can only remember 3 or 4.
Kate back then was 3. Now she is in Senator Jefford's office.
Mark was 2 and now plays Varsity football and lacrosse. I had hair then and now......
Almost 10,000 room nights have been completed, mostly by pleased and happy guests. Jacquie and I continue to be thankful for the comments and reactions we receive.
A host of new breakfast entrees (Jacquie), a vibrant newsletter with 11,000 subscribers (Jacquie), a newly painted and bright kitchen (Jacquie) and a breakfast solarium (Jacquie) are some of the 2004 accomplishments. A major one (Jacquie) is under study for 2005. We'll keep you posted.

So to all of our newer and longer time friends and guests, we offer
our best for the holiday season. May it be peaceful and healthy for all.

Brad & Jacquie

In this issue



      Cinnamon Honey Rolls

1/4 cup   butter or margarine, softened and divided  

1/2 cup   honey, divided  
1/2 cup   chopped toasted nuts, optional  
2 tsp   ground cinnamon  
1 lb   frozen bread dough, thawed according to package directions  
2/3 cup   raisins  
1 To prepare filling, mix together remaining 2 Tablespoons butter, remaining 1/4 cup honey and cinnamon. Roll out bread dough onto floured surface into 18 x 8-inch rectangle.
2 Spread filling evenly over dough. Sprinkle evenly with raisins. Starting with long side, roll dough into log. Cut log into 12 (1-1/2-inch) slices.
3 Place 1 slice, cut-side up, into each prepared muffin cup. Set muffin pan in warm place; let dough rise for 30 minutes. Place muffin pan on foil-lined baking sheet.
4 Bake at 375°F. 20 minutes or until buns are golden brown. Remove from oven; cool in pan 5 minutes. Invert muffin pan to remove buns.
Servings: 12



Tonight's my first night as a watchdog,
And here it is Christmas Eve.
The children are sleeping all cozy upstairs,
While I'm guarding the stockin's and tree.

What's that now - footsteps on the rooftop?
Could it be a cat or a mouse?
Who's this down the chimney?
A thief with a beard,
And a big sack for robbin' the house?

I'm barkin', I'm growlin', I'm bitin' his butt.
He howls and jumps back in his sleigh.
I scare his strange horses, they leap in the air,
I've frightened the whole bunch away.

Now the house is all peaceful and quiet again,
The stockin's are safe as can be.
Won't the kiddies be glad when they wake up tomorrow,
And see how I've guarded the tree?!




11/27/04 through 12/19/04, Randolph
3rd Annual Holiday Gift Bazaar 
Affordable fine arts and crafts, from Vermont Artists-under $50

12/29/04, St. Albans
Acoustic finger style guitar concert

12/05/04, St. Albans
Christmas is Coming- Concert

Christmas with Counterpoint, Vermont's professional vocal ensemble.

12/31/04 through 01/01/05, Burlington
BUZZFEST at First Night Burlington
All-ages New Year's rockout in five downtown venues. Emerging Bands, DJs and Artists in multiple venues.


Picture of Downtown Church Street, Burlington

Vermont means more than just peace and quiet, healthy exercise and magnificent vistas. The Green Mountains offer the gift of a long-standing tradition for handmade crafts, antiques and art—and shopping that's wrapped in a perfect setting of historic villages and handsome downtowns. The items you'll find are the antithesis of mass-produced mall offerings. Whether you prefer to shop uptown, downtown or in a modern shopping center, there's something for everyone. For Canadians,  the U.S. exchange rate of  $1.19 is a great incentive to shop in Vermont for  affordable, unique Christmas gifts.

Our Canadian friends can also take advantage of our "Threefer", stay three nights (or more) and the last night is on us. Plus on that last night we'll provide one of Jacquie's outstanding pizzas PLUS a new fabulous homemade dessert. Also note that we accept the Canadian dollar at par from November 1st to June 30th (Note: both offers cannot be combined)

Start with our more than 1,500 craftspeople whose works capture the beauty of the countryside and embody Vermont's reputation for hand-made quality and detail. Their visions are as whimsical as clay whistles, as substantial as cherry cabinets and hand-painted armoires, and as varied as glass sculpture, pewter, hand-woven rugs and woodcut prints.

No visit is complete without discovering our amazing, one-of-a-kind country stores and eclectic food emporiums. They feature Vermont-made products, baskets, kitchenware, wrought iron—you name it. You'll find essential things you never knew existed, along with items such as pickle barrels, penny candy, great baked goods and cider donuts.

We have restored, 19th-century red brick mills and converted downtown buildings where you can browse in unique shops or watch craftsmen and buy their handiwork. Of course, we feature the best apparel outlet stores, and special theme stores filled with teddy bears or cow items, and fine eateries and cafes that beckon for espresso and sweets, afternoon tea or a cozy lunch.

Overall, the Vermont shopping experience is definitely a gift worth giving yourself.

Here are just a shopping suggestions:

  • Essex Shopping Outlets: Essex Outlets & Cinema is a complete shopping and entertainment center featuring Levi/Dockers, Van Heusen and many more.
  • University Mall: Browse through over 70 shops and services in Vermont's largest enclosed shopping mall. University Mall features a number of major department stores and is open seven days per week.
  • Shelburne: The Christmas Loft: Collectibles, life-sized figurines, trees and ornaments are for sale seven days a week in an intimate setting. At Shelburne Country Store shoppers can choose from penny candy, chocolates, fudge from the Fudge Shoppe, Vermont Maple Goodies, toys from the Toy Shoppe, books from the Book Nook and bath products from the Bath Shoppe at the Shelburne Country Store. The Vermont Teddy Bear Company offers factory tours and teddy bears for sale at the gift shop. Champlain Valley Antique Center displays furniture and antique collectables 363 days per year.


. Thank you for a wonderful weekend. You really made our 40th anniversary a memorable time. Brian, Veronica, Cherrill and Mike  

Looking forward to my next visit already- BEAUTIFUL IN ALL KINDS OF WEATHER!!   Arthur K.


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