Online Edition No.36 December 2006
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                                      Inn at Buck Hollow Farm Newsletter  

 

Hi,
As the year 2006 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

Special and SPECIAL Specials!
With the holidays and winter fast approaching, we enter the time when we traditionally offer specials to our newsletter readers. In order to make advance planning easier, we're posting it all now. Hope you'll find something which appeals to you.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPECIAL Vermont offers a wide variety of unique and unusual shopping opportunities (see Vermont Christmas Shopping), and with the Canadian dollar at all time highs, this is the perfect time for our Canadian friends (and all others as well) to pay Vermont a visit. So, between now and January 1, we're offering a shoppers special. Stay with us for any two nights and we'll help you unwind from shopping with a freshly made pizza by Jacquie plus a desert of our home made maple ice cream. As an added bonus, our Canadian at par will also apply. We have created a Vermont Christmas Shopping webpage with a list of stores offering unique Vermont products.  

WINTER "THREEFER". A takeoff on the old Broadway same day sale of tickets known as "twofer" ( 2 for 1). Our threefer gives you the ability to stay three nights but pay for only the first two. Such a deal ! Valid between January 1 and March 31. (No additional discount can apply). Please mention the special when contacting us either by phone or using our online reservation system since it only applies to newsletter readers.

Lemon and Basil Eggs over Foccacia

Any crusty firm unsliced bread can be used to replace the foccacia.

 
1 large loaf foccacia bread
2 Tbs Meyer lemon olive oil, or 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil combined with 1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 eggs
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 cup milk

 
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Cut the top off the foccacia and hollow out the bread inside. Tear the top of the foccacia and the inside bread into 1-inch pieces and save for the egg mixture. Brush the inside of the foccacia with the Meyer lemon olive oil. Place on a baking sheet and toast for 10 minutes.
1. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the basil, cheese, salt, pepper, and milk. Whisk lightly. Stir in up to 4 cups of the bread pieces..
2. Carefully pour the egg mixture into the toasted foccacia bottom. Return to the oven and bake until the eggs have cooked, about 35 to 40 minutes. Cut the baked foccacia into 6 to 8 pieces and serve immediately. Yield: 4 to 6
       GIZMO'S GOSSIP         

Hi again everyone.  Gizmo here.
As many of you know, I originally came from the Humane Society. So did Vegas, Sherlock (Shirley) and Two Ton Tundra. (Missy was found on the road as a kitten on a cold rainy November night.) Guess that's why the following brought a tear to my eye. Should one of yours also moisten, your Christmas gift to me can be a small donation to your local shelter.
 
Love  Gizmo

NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (AT THE SHELTER)

''Tis the night before Christmas and all through the town,
every shelter is full - we are lost but not found,
Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare,
we hope every minute that someone will care.

They'll come to adopt us and give us the call,
Come here, Max and Sparkie - come fetch your new ball!!
But now we sit here and think of the days..
we were treated so fondly - we had cute, baby ways.

Once we were little, then we grew and we grew -
now we're no longer young and we're no longer new.
So out the back door we were thrown like the trash,
they reacted so quickly - why were they so rash?

We jump on the children, don't come when they call,
we bark when they leave us, climb over the wall.
We should have been neutered, we should have been spayed,
now we suffer the consequence of the errors THEY made.

If only they'd trained us, if only we knew...
we'd have done what they asked us and worshiped them too.
We were left in the backyard, or worse -left to roam-
now we're tired and lonely and out of a home

They dropped us off here and they kissed us good-bye...
"Maybe someone else will give you a try."
So now here we are, all confused and alone...
in a shelter with others who long for a home.

The kind workers come through with a meal and a pat,
with so many to care for, they can't stay to chat,
They move to the next kennel, giving each of us cheer...
we know that they wonder how long we'll be here.

We lay down to sleep and sweet dreams fill our heads..
of a home filled with love and our own cozy beds.
Then we wake to see sad eyes, brimming with tears --
our friends filled with emptiness, worry, and fear.

If you can't adopt us and there's no room at the Inn --
could you help with the bills and fill our food bin?
We count on your kindness each day of the year --
can you give more than hope to everyone here?

Please make a donation to pay for the heat...
and help get us something special to eat.
The shelter that cares for us wants us to live,
and more of us will, if more people will give.


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