Online Edition No.52 January 2009
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GIZMO'S GOSSIP  Gizmo's Gossip

Hi again everyone.  Gizmo here. This is one of Dad's latest jokes. Thought I'd beat him to the punch by telling it first here in my column. If he happens to tell it to you...make sure you laugh. Also tell all your pets out there to stay tuned for next months newsletter when I kick off the Second Annual Pet Photo
Contest. Get those pets posin....

A cat dies and goes to Heaven.

God meets him at the gate and says: "You have been a good cat all these years. Anything you desire, all you have to do is ask."

The cat says, "Well, I lived all my life with a poor family on a farm and had to sleep on hardwood floors."

God says, " Say no more." And instantly a fluffy pillow appears.

A few days later, 6 mice are killed in a tragic accident and go to Heaven. God meets them at the gate with the same offer He made the cat.

The mice said. "All our life we've had to run. We've been chased by cats, dogs, and even women with brooms. If we could only have a pair of roller skates, we wouldn't have to run any more."

God says, "say no more." And instantly, each mouse is fitted with a beautiful pair of tiny roller skates.

About a week later, God decides to check and see how the cat is doing. The cat is sound asleep on his new pillow. God gently nudges him awake and asks, "How are you doing? Are you happy here?"

The cat yawns and stretches and says. "Oh, I've never been happier in my life. And those meals on wheels you've been sending over are the Best!"

Brad & Jacquie

P.S. Here's a picture of Mom & Dad on the cruise ship renewing their vows.


Love Gizmo



Sausage Breakfast Muffins recipe - 191 caloriesSausage Breakfast Muffin

This is a quick and easy recipe for the calorie conscious. There's no excuse to skip the most important meal of the day. Did you know that you should eat SOMETHING within the first 45 minutes of getting up. If not your next meal will be stored as FAT.

2 lbs bulk breakfast sausage or Chorizo sausage
3 cups shredded cheese
4 cups Bisquick
6 eggs
2 cups cornmeal
3 1/2 cups milk

1. Line muffin tins with paper liners, and set aside.
2. Fry, crumble and drain the sausage.
3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
4. Mix together the cornmeal, Bisquick, milk and eggs.
5. Add the shredded cheese and the drained sausage, stirring well.
6. Ladle the filling into the prepared muffin tins, filling almost to top.
7. Bake for about 13-17 minutes.
8. Allow to cool completely.
9. Store in the freezer in a large airtight container, or place each muffin in a sandwich bag, then placing a dozen in a large Ziploc bag. When ready to serve, microwave on high for about 1 1/2 minutes.

Servings: 48

Nutritional information for one serving:
Calories: 191
Calories from fat: 107
Total fat: 12g
Cholesterol: 50mg
Total Carbs: 12.1g
Fiber: 0.6g
Protein: 8.5g


Spectacular Specials!! 

Buck Hollow Farm

During the year we offer a variety of specials or special weekends, especially between November and April. Though we encourage anyone to make use of these specials, please understand that specials cannot be combined. Please refer to our link "Red Hot" Specials with full details of our SUPER BOWL PARTY WEEKEND SPECIAL Whatever your schedule we hope these budget friendly incentives will help you to take time out to relax and get away from it all.

 Mother Daugher Weekend

We are especially excited to announce a repeat of our "Mother Daughter Play shop Weekend". This event was a huge success in March 2006 (see newsletter) and a number of people have requested that we schedule another. Availability is limited and the registration deadline is February 23rd.

Details: Spend a creative and delicious weekend with your daughter outside the rhythms of ordinary life. Custom-tailored to participants’ interests, the weekend includes planned activities like playing theater games, designing and filming an original fashion show, teaming up for a scavenger hunt and dancing the night away.
Break times for moms allow for some much-needed r&r while daughters prepare a special project. Find new joy in your relationship with your daughter while sharing the humor and struggles of parenting with other mothers.
For mothers of any age and daughters ages 8-12.* Limited to 5 mother-daughter pairs. Weekend will be March 20-22. Includes all meals:

Arrival Friday evening: Cheese fondue, caesar salad and Oreo maple ice cream cake.  For the rest of the weekend enjoy Maple Vanilla Cream French Toast, homemade chili, fresh baked bread, homemade pizza, hot apple cobbler, and breakfast calzone with fresh fruit, and choice of meat.

 Email facilitator Gail Marlene Schwartz for more details: Email Now to Reserve

* if you are interested in the weekend but your daughter is a different age, please write to Gail and let her know.

 Maple Sugaring

Maple Sugar Weekend  ( Friday March 13 - March 15th) - Over the years we’ve fielded thousands of questions from guests fascinated about the production of maple syrup on our sugar bush.  Many have wandered down to the sugarhouse “in season” and spent time with Bill Fairchild (our neighbor,  friend and sugar maker) as he goes through the production process.
Thus we thought it might be fun to have a “sugar weekend” which we have now scheduled for Friday March 13 through Sunday March 15.  Reserve for those two nights and we will include  a guided tour of the sugar house with Bill on Saturday afternoon and then head back to the inn for hot refreshments and a warm fire. Bill will join us for dinner on Saturday night ( homemade lasagna, garden salad, fresh baked bread, homemade maple ice cream)  when he will expand upon the history and stories about and the art of Vermont sugar making.  The dinner and breakfast menus will of course have a distinct “maple” flavor.  The cost will be the regular room rate plus $ 20/person to cover dinner,  the tour and Bill’s time.
Here’s your chance to learn all you ever wanted (and perhaps more) about the ancient art of making maple sugar.  The weekend has been marked off on our on line calendar so you will need to call or email to reserve your spot. Reservations need to be made no later than March 1. Open rooms, if any will be unblocked at that time. Email Now to Reserve


Winter Midweek Special( January 4 2009 - February 28, 2009) It is no secret that the best skiing is during the week - fewer people, shorter waits, better powder. It is also no secret that inns and lodging establishments find it challenging to fill their rooms during the week in the off-season. (It's also no secret that everyone is edgy about the economy). IT'S A PERFECT MATCH.
To encourage all of you to make use of weekdays during the winter, we're making the following offer. Come stay with us and to the extent that any or all of your stay includes two weekday nights, (excludes Friday and Saturday), we'll cut the cost of those weekday nights in half. That's right, a 50% discount. So, for example, if you stay Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights, those first two nights will be at half price while Friday will be at the regular rate. Or, if you stay Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the cost of the entire stay is cut in half. Such a deal. No other discount applies. You will need to mention this offer though for the special to apply. Please call or Email Now to Reserve

Canadian at Par ( November 1st - April 30, 2009) For many years, the imbalance of the Canadian dollar versus the U.S. dollar discouraged Canadians from traveling to the U.S. in general and our Inn in particular. To encourage them (and help us) we offered a plan of accepting the Canadian dollar at par for the six months between November 1 and April 30.
When the currencies reached parity our program was no longer needed. Now, once again, there is approximately a 25% difference so the program is now back in effect. The only restriction is that payment needs to be made in either cash or a check payable in U.S. funds and of course can not be combined with any other discount. C'mon down, eh ! Please call or Email Now to Reserve

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