Online Edition No.25 December 2005
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                                      Inn at Buck Hollow Farm Newsletter



As the year 2005 draws to an end we would like to take this time to thank you for your continued patronage. From our family to yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

Brad & Jacquie

Last year we offered a winter special entitled "THREE-FER".

Stay for three nights...and pay for just TWO. It amounts to a 1/3 discount for a three night stay. We found it most popular, especially with guests who had been here in the past and were able to return at a much reduced cost. So we are offering it once again. 

Arrive here any time during January or February, stay any three nights (weekends included) and pay for just two. 

Please let us know when reserving as the special is not available to the general public. In addition (more small print) the reservation must be made directly with us and not through our online reservations system (for which we pay a 10% commission on our posted rates), and of course no other discounts can apply. (AAA, Canadian at Par, etc)


1-1/2 quarts prepared instant mashed potatoes, cooked dry and cooled
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheese
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/3 cup chopped fresh chives
1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme, rosemary or sage leaves
2 eggs, lightly beaten

1. In large bowl, combine potatoes, cheese, 4 beaten eggs, 3/4 cup flour and herbs; mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before molding and preparing.

2. To prepare, form 18 (3-inch) patties. Dip in 2 beaten eggs and dredge in remaining 3/4 cup flour. Cook each patty in nonstick skillet over medium heat 3 minutes per side or until crisp, golden brown and heated through.

Serving Suggestion Serve warm with eggs or omelets, or serve with sour cream and sliced pan-fried apples or applesauce.


Twas the night before Christmas and Santa's a wreck...
How to live in a world that's politically correct?

His workers no longer would answer to "Elves",                          
"Vertically Challenged" they were calling themselves.
And labor conditions at the North Pole,
were alleged by the union, to stifle the soul.

Four reindeer had vanished without much propriety,
released to the wilds, by the Humane Society.
And equal employment had made it quite clear,

that Santa had better not use just reindeer.
So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid,
were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know that looked stupid!

The runners had been removed from his beautiful sleigh,
because the ruts were deemed dangerous by the EPA,
And millions of people were calling the Cops,
when they heard sled noises upon their roof tops.
Second-hand smoke from his pipe, had his workers quite frightened,

and his fur trimmed red suit was called "unenlightened".

To show you the strangeness of today's ebbs and flows,
Rudolf was suing over unauthorized use of his nose.
He went to Geraldo, in front of the Nation,
demanding millions in over-due workers compensation.
So...half of the reindeer were gone, and his wife
who suddenly said she'd had enough of this life,
joined a self help group, packed and left in a whiz,
demanding from now on that her title was Ms.

And as for gifts...why, he'd never had the notion
that making a choice could cause such commotion.
Nothing of leather, nothing of fur...
Which meant nothing for him or nothing for her.
Nothing to aim, Nothing to shoot,
Nothing that clamored or made lots of noise.
Nothing for just girls and nothing for just boys.
Nothing that claimed to be gender specific,
Nothing that's warlike or non-pacifistic.

No candy or sweets...they were bad for the tooth.
Nothing that seemed to embellish upon the truth.
And fairy tales...while not yet forbidden,
were like Ken and Barbie, better off hidden,
for they raised the hackles of those psychological,
who claimed the only good gift was one ecological.

No baseball, no football...someone might get hurt,
besides - playing sports exposed kids to dirt.
Dolls were said to be sexist and should be passe.
and Nintendo would rot your entire brain away.

So Santa just stood there, disheveled and perplexed,
he just couldn't figure out what to do next?
He tried to be merry he tried to be gay,
but you must have to admit he was having a very bad day.
His sack was quite empty, it was flat on the ground,
nothing fully acceptable was anywhere to be found.

Something special was needed, a gift that he might,
give to us all, without angering the left or the right.
A gift that would satisfy - with no indecision,
each group of people in every religion.
Every race, every hue,
everyone, everywhere...even you!
So here is that gift, it's price beyond worth...


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