Inn at Buckhollow Farm Newsletter Online Edition No.17
February 2005


A little unknown fact is that the inn is only 90 minutes from Montreal.

Many of our guests, while staying at the inn, plan day trips to Montreal and we are able to provide them with information on events, festivals, shopping, maps, etc. Jacquie is originally from Montreal, and is therefore an excellent resource. In our next newsletter and as a regular feature we will provide you with Special Events in Montreal. Our next issue will arrive late in March. Keep Warm!!!!!!!!


In this issue
  • Brad & Jacquie's Kitchen
  • Isham's Corner

Brad & Jacquie's Kitchen

Harvest Pumpkin Pancakes

2 cups milk
4 Tbs sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp ginger
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg
4 Tbs oil
1 cup sour cream
Combine milk, oil, sour cream, pumpkin, and eggs. Sift together dry ingredients and add to pumpkin mixture. Stir just to combine. Prepare as you would regular pancakes, and enjoy.
Servings: 8

Isham's Corner


(Editor's note. Management of this newsletter has deemed it necessary to issue a one month suspension to Isham for conduct unbecoming a staff writer. His proposed column for this month, though perhaps acceptable to ABC or the NFL, did not meet the high standards of this organization. If all goes well he will return to his usual place next issue. Thus, for this month we turn over the space to GIZMO.)

Well, it's about time. I'm tired of playing second fiddle. ISHAM'S corner, ISHAM and Gizmo mugs, ISHAM'S cheesecake. The list is endless. Yet if you look carefully, it's ME who's the first out the door to greet guests, it's ME who is willing to keep all four paws on the ground when giving licks, it's ISHAM who gets jealous whenever another animal gets attention, but it's ME to whom kids warm up to first. Yet (and take a look at past columns) I get kidded and made fun of all the time - I can't help it if my tongue is out a lot (didn't hurt Michael Jordan). Anyhow, here I am - and I mean to stay. Isham my friend, you've just been Pipped (that'll mean something to those of you who know some baseball history).

As though we needed one, we've just added another cat. Kate was driving home late, in the rain, and found an adorable stray in the middle of nowhere. Tired, hungry and dirty she was - but no more. A tiger with strong stripes, she is really cute, fun and playful. Kate named her Missy. She's already eating my food.

Well, space is short so I'll say so long till next time. Please let management know you'd prefer me. Every vote counts.

Your friend




We're happy to have discovered such a great spot - we may well be back with the rest of the family. Maggie & Eli, Wakefield, Canada

You have a beautiful inn. Very cozy, and the surroundings are beautiful. Your pets are wonderful, and they made us feel very much at home. Delicious breakfast.  Vicki & Shawn, Ontario, Canada





As mentioned in the last newsletter, there have been changes and now some improvements since most of you were last here.

The guest sun room has been redecorated with all new leather furniture, a small display area for our antiques and BHF items, and all new (Vermont made) quilts have been placed on the beds.

During the month of March we will be closed, except for weekends for the two upstairs rooms, for a construction project. The large downstairs bath which serves the suite and yellow rooms will be converted to two smaller private baths for those rooms. Entrance to the new baths will be directly from those rooms. Many prospective guests have expressed a preference for private baths, so we will now be able to accommodate that preference. The upstairs bath (with the two person jacuzzi) will continue to serve the blue and red rooms.

Our Valentine's weekend special filled within hours of our last newsletter. Thanks so much and we look forward to the event.

With the construction and semi-closing for the month, we will be skipping the newsletter for March. Maybe this will give Isham a little time to think about his suspension (see Isham's Corner).


February Events

Thousands of carnival enthusiasts plan their Vermont vacation or winter getaway around a Vermont Winter Carnival.  It's a great way to enjoy winter in New England while experiencing a unique regional tradition. Carnival fun and festivities vary widely, but they always include an array of outdoor events. 

02/11/05 through 02/13/05, Burlington
Burlington Winter Festival : Snow sculpture competition, family activity expo, snowshoe course, outdoor playground, entertainment.

02/18/05 through 02/20/05, Essex, Champlain Valley Expo
Vermont Boat & Marine Show & Expo:
This event is sure to turn your thoughts to warmer weather and conjure visions of Vermont's beautiful lakes.

02/26/05, Burlington, Church St.
Magic Hat Mardi Gras Parade:
ntriguing float designs stroll up Church Street to the sounds of rock bands and brass orchestras.  Authentic Louisiana Moonpies, Lake Champlain Chocolates, and bead necklaces. All festivities are free.



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