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 Inn at Buck Hollow Farm Newsletter . Online Edition No.6 
February 2004 
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WINTER-- DID YOU KNOW!

1) Our outside hot tub is open year round (see photo). Don't forget your bathing suits.

2) We offer complimentary snow shoes.

3) We are only a 35 minute drive (winter driving) from Smuggler's Notch, rated the best family ski area in the East.

4) Cross country skiis can be rented by the day only 15 minutes from here.

5) After a long outdoor day,when you're hungry but don't want to fight the cold, we have Jacquie's homemade pizza, soft drinks, snacks, beer and wine.

6) Isham wants to remind all guests that we are also pet friendly.

Brad and Jacquie

 

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BRAD & JACQUIE'S KITCHEN

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BRAD'S BEER BREAD

Talk about an easy - but delicious - recipe !

3 cups self-rising flour

1/3 cup of sugar

1 bottle of beer

 

Beat thoroughly. Put in greased or Pamed bread pan and bake at 350 for 1 hour. Remove from pan and allow to cool.

That's all there is to it. The taste will vary somewhat depending on the beer you use. Brad prefers Bud since it is on the sweeter side.

 

NOTE: Don't be generous in measuring the flour or the mixture may be a bit too thick. If unsure use a smidgen less than 3 cups.

ISHAM'S CORNER

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 It's cold, it's snowy and I'm bored. Gizmo and I can't go in the pool. Dad (and Mom) won't let us in the hot tub. Few birds to chase. No flowers to dig up. The horses don't feel up to being chased. And I haven't learned to ski. What's a dog to do.

What I can do though is keep all of you company if you go for a walk, use our snowshoes to hit the trails, or cross country ski on our trails as well. I'm very good at keeping watch over you, so I can guarantee that you won't get lost. Haven't lost a guest yet ! (maybe a cat or two but not a guest).

Gizmo and I were all smiles when Mom and Dad got married on New Year's Eve. We wore big red bows and were on our very best behavior. There are lots of photos, so if interested please hit the link on the right side of this letter (skip what Mom and Dad say if you want).

For now, I'm just going to lie down by the fire.

Keep warm now.

ISHAM

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY!
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Thanks to Colleen and Brian from Ottawa, Canada who keep coming back to visit.

 

" An enchanting ending to a hectic holiday season. Thank you for sharing your beautiful retreat."

Mary Ann & Ian.... Pointe Claire, Quebec

"Thank you so much for your hospitality and guidance to the region.We truly had a wonderful time and plan on coming again.
You have done a gorgeous job with decorating and maintaining such a family atmosphere."

Ray & Christa

Thank you for a lovely stay in your charming home. Congrats too on your wedding.

Roni & Toni.....Spain

Special Valentine's Celebration at Buck Hollow Farm!
Married life really isn't bad. It's been a week and the chains are only moderately tight. Ooops, they just got tighter.

Anyhow we all had a terrific time. Jacquie and I both want to thank the many of you who wrote, sent cards or called. It's just a large family here. (Wedding Photo's Link below)

The first few months of the year are always slower. So here's an incentive to motivate some of you to return or visit us for the first time.

Between Feb 1 and March 31 we're offering a 3 for 2. Stay 3 nights and pay only for 2. That's a pretty good deal. Of course we can't combine it with AAA, Canadian at par, or other discounts and since this offer is limited only to folks on our mailing list, we ask that when reserving you please let us know that you're coming on the special. If this special is anything like the one we did for Jeff's Maine Seafood, rooms, especially over weekends, might get tight. So we do suggest that you plan as early as possible.

AND IF THAT ISN'T ENOUGH ! On the night of February 14, we will provide a cheese fondue dinner with salad and wine for all guests. I've had Jacquie's fondue and I guarantee its taste.

Hoping your New Years was as good as ours and that we'll see you soon.

 

Brad and Jacquie

VERMONT CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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Throughout the year, the Lake Champlain Valley is home to several festivals, cultural activities and events.

Upcoming Events

January 1-December 31
Vermont Symphony Orchestra

A centerpiece of the Burlington arts scene for over 67 years. For a complete schedule (800) VSO-9293, ext. 10.

January 24
The Vermont 50+ Expo

Presented by Vermont Maturity Magazine at the Sheraton Burlington, Williston Rd., So. Burlington, 9am- 4pm. For adults age 50 and older, all ages welcome. Features seminars, exhibitors, giveaways, live entertainment, fashion show, food sampling, dancing and much more! Tickets $5 at the door. Information 802-878-0051.

January 31
St. Petersburg State Ice Ballet "Cinderella Ballet on Ice" at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts The Flynn stage is transformed into a figure skating paradise for 35 champion Russian ice dancers performing the classic ballet Cinderella to Prokofiev's famed score. Tickets are $42/$32/$22. Call (802) 86-Flynn or visit www.flynncenter.org for tickets and information.

February 13-15
Burlington Winter Festival 2004
A celebration of winter: Vermont's own sanctioned snow sculpture competition, family activity expo, snowshoe obstacle course, outdoor playground and entertainment. Call Burlington Parks & Recreation for information at (802) 864-0123.


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