Online Edition No.47 January 2008
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GIZMO'S GOSSIP  Gizmo

Hi again everyone.  Gizmo here.
AREN'T 8 PETS ENOUGH ! I know I'm a pet so maybe I shouldn't complain. After all, I may be biting my own tail. But shouldn't 8 pets be enough ? Our house has 5 cats, two dogs and 1 horse (more accurately, the barn has the horse). Just enough attention for everyone. Leave well enough alone ? Not MY Mom and Dad. No siree Bob.


First they decided that Kate's cat Kumba was not happy living in a small apartment in Washington, after having spent it's first three months here in the country. Though probably right, did we ( the pets) really need to go through another adjustment ? Admittedly Kumba feels like he's in heaven though the rest of us feel we've gone to ...............

Then, even though Nutmeg has done very well living alone in the barn since we lost Frisco, my parents said OH NO, SHE NEEDS A COMPANION. So they found this tiny pony ( which they appropriately named Panda Bear). Now, many of you know that I enjoy occasionally entering the pasture to bark at and chase the horses/ponies. I stay clear of their kicking and have a ball. Panda Bear is the first equine who has stood her ground and THEN CHASED ME. Mom and Dad think it's hilarious. Also, Nutmeg, after more than a decade of being subservient and at the bottom of the pecking order has now become an Alpha Woman. Though she loves Panda Bear, Nutmeg treats her like she's a third class citizen. Frisco Art

When Frisco our horse passed away in September, Mom paid tribute by reverse painting him on an old window from the barn. It now hangs in the entry of the Inn. To see more of her original reverse painted art on old reclaimed windows click WINDOW ART

 Finally, for those of you who believe Morris the Moose and his family is a Buck Hollow Legend, CLICK HERE TO WATCH

Thanks for listening.
Love Gizmo

Hot Maple Apple Cider Hot Maple Apple Cider

Nothing like cider to take the chill out and with Maple season almost upon us here's a Vermont version.

6 cups apple cider
cup maple syrup
1 orange peel cut into strips
1 lemon peel cut into strips
2 cinnamon sticks
spice bag & string
6 whole cloves
6 whole allspice berries

1. Pour cider and syrup into large pot. Place spices and peels in center of a spice bag and tie up with a piece of string. Drop spice bundle into liquid and heat over moderate flame for about 10 minutes. Remove spice bag and discard. Ladle maple cider into mugs and serve warm.

The smell wafting through the house while the cider is simmering is simply heaven. Serve the hot spiced cider in mugs. For a nice touch, add a whole cinnamon stick to each mug for stirring, float thin slice of lemon or orange on top.

 

Special offer until spring!!

Inn at Buck Hollow Farm

Hi,

Well there is a light at the end of the winter tunnel...only 50 days until SPRING (March 21st). So we will  still be offering our winter special entitled "THREE-FER" up until March 21st. Take advantage of our record snowfall to ski, cross country or just go snowshoeing on our 400 acres of land. We supply the snowshoes. Such a DEAL!

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.

Arrive here any time during until March 21st, 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) When reserving online with our reservations system, just type Three-fer in the notes field and of course no other discounts can apply. (AAA, Canadian at Par, etc)
 

Nutmeg & Panda Bear

 

VERMONT EVENTS  February 2008

7th Annual Northern Vermont Snowshoe Races and Family Snowshoe Festival - Sunday, February 10th- Smugglers' Notch An exciting family friendly series of treks, walks and races. There will be a 45 minute guided family trek, a 1/2K kids fun run/walk, a 4K fun run/walk, and an 8K race that is an official qualifier for the 2008 U.S. Snowshoe Assn. Natl. Championship Race. Details and registration form can be found here. For more information on the U.S. Snowshoe Association,  

13th Annual Burlington Penguin Plunge - Feb 09, 2008 11:00 a.m. at Burlington Waterfront Challenge yourself and friends to join the frenzy and jump into freezing February waters. Benefits Special Olympics.. Lake Champlain Waterfront, next to the Coast Guard Station 11 am.. Tel:800-639-1603 X105 Website
Vermont Recreational Vehicle & Camping Show-  February 29, March 1-2: in Essex Junction:  Champlain Valley Exposition (105 Pearl Street) 8-5 pm. Free. . Champlain Valley Exposition (105 Pearl Street)  
Northeast Model Railroad Show- March 8 in Essex Junction:  "Vermont Rails 2008" show on Saturday, March 8, 2008, at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont. "This will be our 20th annual show, and we will be planning special events to mark this milestone!" Website
Vermont Maple Festival - Apr 25 to 27th 2008 in St. Albans -Maple and More at the 42nd Annual VT Maple Festival! Something for Everyone! Downtown St. Albans Vermont (Around the town, many venues. Some ticket cost.) 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and some later. Free. 802-524-5800 Web Site

Guest Comments

"We loved the peaceful nights in the hot tub looking up at the stars and the crystallized mornings in front of coated trees. Gizmo grinning, welcomed us on both mornings at breakfast.. sure makes it special!!! Is that part of his job?"  Jason & Lindsay- Ottawa Canada


"Enjoyed getting into the hot tub with flurries falling around us. So enjoyable in every moment!" Andrea & Heidi


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