Online Edition No.27 February 2006
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                                      Inn at Buck Hollow Farm Newsletter




For years Mom and Dad have bent over backwards for our guests ( two legged ones)  there motto seemed to be " At Buck Hollow Farm, details are our first thought not an after thought". Sure, canines have been more than welcome and we all have lots of fun playing. But while a special dog bed has been provided for such guests, basically we've gotten crumbs.


    Well brother, that's now changed. Cheri, our new manager, brings her dog Oliver (see photo) everyday and he has stomped his paws-demanding change.


    Now, Oliver, with some help from Cheri, bakes special peanut butter dog treats as we drool beside the stove. We devour them as quickly as they cool. What remains (and there is plenty) we give to guest dogs on arrival and offer for sale at a modest price.
    Respect baby- Oliver has gotten us respect.


Buck Hollow Farm is only 30 minutes from Smugglers' Notch, below is the daily  ski report.


Old Montreal, breathtakingly beautiful, a must for any visit to Montreal! Only 90 minutes from Buck Hollow Farm.

In the heart of Old Montreal, the gentle slope down from the Nelson monument affords a superb view of the Old Port. A major gathering place and entertainment site in Old Montreal Place Jacques Cartier draws passers by and visitors who enjoy street artists, roving entertainers, jugglers, mimes, face painters and caricaturists.

Victorian street lamps and flowers galore win over visitors immediately. In the summer the surrounding sidewalk cafés and lively restaurants create a festive atmosphere, both day and night.

 Many of the buildings, which date from the 19th century and some of which were warehouses, have been renovated and today serve as boutiques, artists' studios and even homes.

The street overflows with warm and inviting restaurants offering traditional fine French and Quebecois fare. Busy nightclubs and jazz clubs add spice to the neighborhood nightlife. The cobblestone road, particularly East of St. Laurent Blvd., is crowded with horse-drawn carriages and fascinated pedestrians discovering the history of Old Montreal. Stroll along de la Commune Street and take in the magnificent view of the Old Port.


Our spring special (the threefer) was scheduled to end at the end of 
February.  However,  it has been so well received that we are extending it until April 30.  Thus arrive here any time prior to May 1,  stay three nights but pay for only two.  Weather is improving so 
"come on over" and enjoy early spring   Vermont.

For almost a year our newsletter has included a coming events section 
for Montreal.  As it is such as easy day trip,  one which so many of our guests take,  we are now adding a small section each month to show a sliver of Montreal life.  Hopefully each month will provide some piece of information which will add to any such visit you make to Montreal.  A special thanks to Nina and Tony for their input into these coming newsletters.

As always we thank you for taking a few moments to read these 
newsletters (yeah,  Nina)  and look forward to any comments or advice you might want to offer.

Brad & Jacquie

"Pudding Chomeur" Maple Pudding Cake

You'll find it on the menu at diners and cafes all over Montreal.

1 1/4 cups  maple syrup
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
6 tablespoons softened butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

1. Put oven rack in upper third of oven and preheat oven to 350F. Stir together maple syrup, heavy cream, cider vinegar and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, then remove from heat.
2. Beat together butter and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add the egg and vanilla, then beat until just combined (batter will be thick). Sift flour, baking powder  together into egg mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined.
3. Pour 1/3 cup syrup mixture into baking dish. Divide batter in bowl into 6 mounds with rubber spatula and spoon each mound onto syrup mixture in 8-inch square (2 inch deep) baking dish, spacing mounds evenly.
Pour remaining syrup mixture over and around the mounds. Bake until topping is golden and firm to the touch, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve warm, with creme fraiche or sour cream if desired.
Servings: 6
Preparation time: 20 minutes


Burlington Home Show, March 11-12- Buck Hollow Farm is pleased to participate with our antiques and fine reproduction furniture.  This annual late-winter event features over 200 booths. Two floors of exhibits that include; new homes, remodeling, log homes, landscape design, heating/cooling systems, building materials, financial services, window and door replacement, and much more.

March 11, Smugglers' Notch
Ice Climbing:
Designed for the beginner or intermediate level climber. Technical equipment and instruction provided. Vermont Adventure Torus (223 Woodstock Avenue), 9-4 pm. Admission. 802-773-3343 Web Site

Vermont Model Railroad Show, March 11th Vt.'s largest model train show. 10am to 4pm. Admission $5 adults, $1 children ages 6-12, free under 6. Model displays, exhibitors, suppliers, food. For More Information, Contact: Phone: (802) 878-1135
Web Site:

March 26th, Burlington
13th Annual Vermont Antiquarian Spring Book Fair:
More than 30 dealers in used, rare and antiquarian books in all subjects. Sheraton Burlington (870 Williston Road), 9:30-4 pm. Admission. 802-527-7243 Web Site

Festivalissimo-March 1st to 31st
Targeting a local, regional and international audience, Festivalissimo is regarded as the most important multidisciplinary cultural event in Montreal. Call (514) 935-0129 for more information.
International Festival of Films on Art- March 10 - 20 
Art is perpetually reinventing itself and the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) in mid March chronicles this revolution from the front lines, presenting nearly 250 films from some 30 countries each year. Call (514) 874-1637 for more information.
St. Patrick’s Day- March 13th
Thousands of celebrants head downtown each year to cheer on the annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade. Call (514) 932-1512 for more information. 

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