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 Inn at Buck Hollow Farm Newsletter . Online Edition No.9 
July 2004 
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Greetings,

With July comes Independance Day while our Canadian friends celebrate Canada Day (July 1st).

Summer vacations are fast approaching and as promised the second part of our featured series of articles on Vermont activities. This month focusing on biking.
We now have two brand new bikes available for guests and ON THE WAY... a bicycle built for two.

If you would like us to feature information on a particular interest of yours, we'd be glad to hear from you.

Brad and Jacquie

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BRAD & JACQUIE'S KITCHEN
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STAR SPANGLED MUFFINS

Yield: 12 Muffins

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries

  1. Heat oven to 400 F. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar and baking powder; mix well.
  2. In a small bowl, combine milk, oil, egg and vanilla; blend well.
  3. Add to dry ingredients, stir until moistened. Don't overmix.
  4. Gently stir in blueberries and strawberries.
  5. Fill greased muffin tins 3/4 full. Sprinkle batter with 1 tsp. cinnamon sugar.
  6. Bake 18-20 minutes.

 

ISHAM'S CORNER
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Hi again friends:

Ah ! June. Those summer breezes, June love and June weddings, Father's Day and (sniff sniff) graduations.

My little sister Kate graduated high school and I am so sad. Where will she go, what will she do ? Does this mean that her room will now be clean enough for me to actually set foot into ? Might she take me with her to college ? Just think. Kate a high school graduate and me an obedience school drop out.

And speaking of Father's Day. My fans and admirers are frequently asking and writing me to inquire about my heritage. Dad usually says that I "ain't nothin but a pound dog", which is only partly true. As best as I can recall, my father was (and maybe still is) a Briard, who got away from home one night and found my mother, a ribbon winner Wheaton Terrier. The rest, as humans sometimes say, is history.

The brain genes must have been stacked in my favor. Gizmo, my lovable littermate, came upon a porcupine recently, so decided to check it out, real close - too close. Only one quill however which Mark removed. Lesson learned ? Remember, this is Gizmo. Two days later, another rendezvous, similar result. This time - 60 quills, many in his mouth. Vets do love us country dogs.

Our reservation books shows lots of dogs coming this summer to visit me. I can't wait.

See ya soon.

Love Isham

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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July 1st through July 3rd, South Burlington
Circus Smirkus Summer Tour: Internationally acclaimed youth circus.
Technology Park
Thursday & Friday, 2 & 7 pm; Saturday, 11 & 4 pm

July 3rd, Burlington
Launch of Replica Canal Schooner: History comes alive!
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum launches its 88-foot
replica canal schooner Lois McClure.
Burlington waterfront, 2-4 pm. Free.

July 4th, Shelburne
Vermont Symphony Orchestra's 2004 Summer Festival Tour
The VSO presents an outdoor concert,
which concludes with the 1812 Overture and magnificent fireworks display.
Shelburne Farms, 7:30 pm Gates open 5:30 for picnicking. 


July 16 - 17, Burlington
Vermont Brewers Festival
Taste nearly 100 beers from craft brewers throughout New England and the Northeast.
Waterfront Park (Lake & College Streets)
Friday, 6-10 pm; Saturday, Noon-4 pm & 5-9 pm. 

July 18, Shelburne
Vermont Mozart Festival Summer
Series  31st grand opening. Shelburne Farms (Bay Road)
7:30 pm Dressage exhibit on East Lawn
Gates open for picnicking, 5:15 pm. 

July 22-25th, Swanton
6th Annual Swanton Summer Festival
featuring rides, a parade, music, dancing and more. 

July 30th- August 1st, Shelburne
Shelburne Art and Craft Festival
A juried art and craft festival under large tents
with great food and entertainment.
Shelburne Museum (Route 7), 10-5 pm.

BIKING IN VERMONT

Start at the inn. The country roads in our area are paved, relatively level, sparsely traveled and provide beautiful scenery. Four miles can bring you to the Fairfield General Store and Chester's on the Square where you can sip a beverage, have lunch and rest for the return trip. For mountain biking enthusiasts, our logging trails are a challenge (and you might find Morris the Moose).

We're not just talking a park here or there: Try the whole state, top to bottom, east to west, bike path to goat path, beginner's joy to bone-rattlin' downhill.

There's 9,000 miles or so to explore,  
filled with New England's best-natured scenery Start with Vermont's gravel roads and old logging trails. Grab a Vermont Atlas, or one of the many mountain biking guides to Vermont, and go. There's 9,000 miles or so to explore, filled with New England's best scenery and quaint villages. Your legs are the limit, and there's little traffic to contend with.

Vermont villages are spaced an easy pedaling- distance apart, and our extensive network of lightly-trafficked "farm to market" back roads provides a virtually inexhaustible supply of on-road bicycle routes.

Bike Paths
Popular multi-use paths have been built along the shore of Lake Champlain in Burlington. Other recreation paths are found in Colchester, Shelburne, Essex, Williston, South Burlington and Montpelier. Nearly three dozen new recreation paths and rail trail projects are either under construction or being planned and designed in communities throughout Vermont

For easier-on-the-legs riding and premier foliage viewing, not to be missed are Vermont's bike paths in Burlington and the 26-mile rural Mississquoi rail trail between St. Albans and Richford. Add it all up, and Vermont's the real wheel.

For more information:  Bikeways

 
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY!
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"Our first B & B visit- we were treated royally- love the animals!"  Judy & Johnny - Ringold, Georgia  

" Your pleasant company, a beautiful farm-we've been in Heaven! An unadvertised asset of Heaven, was Sticky Bun French Toast! Thank you for all your caring creativity."  Jackie & Steve, San Antonio, Texas

" What a wonderful place to relax on our honeymoon. Spendid atmosphere, friendly people (and dogs!) and delicious food! Marc & Sara

 
Thanks Ann & Jim
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We are truly blessed to meet many wonderful people along the way. Ann and Jim are just two of these.

We would like to thank Ann and Jim for their frequent visits over the  years. As guests enjoy hearing the adventures of Isham, Gizmo and their feline brothers and sisters, we love hearing about the humorous antics of their cat Teddy. 


Thanks again, Ann & Jim

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