Inn at Buck Hollow Farm Newsletter Online Edition No.20
June 2005
Hi, 

WIRELESS IN THE COUNTRY
For those of us  (notice I didn't say for those of YOU)  who are joined at the hip to our computer,  we are happy to announce that we have now added wireless internet capability,  to our satellite system.  While not quite as fast as DSL, it is far better than dial up,  which is the only other option out here in the country. 

So if you can't leave home without it,  bring it along and do your thing in our comfortable sun-room.  Who knows !  On a good day, it might even work at the pool.

In this issue
  • Foliage Photo Contest
  • Jacquie's Kitchen
  • Isham & Gizmo's Corner
  • Montreal Events June 2005
  • Vermont Events June 2005

Jacquie's Kitchen

Country Egg Scramble

 
6   large eggs
1 lb. (6-7)   new red potatoes, cubed
1/4 tsp   salt, 1/8 tsp. pepper
1/3 cup   milk
2 tbsp   margarine or butter
4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
6   slices bacon, crispy and crumbled
1 Heat 1 inch water to boiling in 2-quart saucepan. Add potatoes. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain.
2 Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper with fork or wire whisk until a uniform yellow color; set aside.
3 Melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook potatoes in butter 3 to 5 minutes, turning potatoes occasionally, until light brown. Stir in onions. Cook 1 minute, stirring constant
4 Pour egg mixture into skillet. As mixture begins to set at bottom and side, gently lift cooked portions with spatula so that thin, uncooked portion can flow to bottom. Avoid constant stirring. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until eggs are thickened throughout but still moist. Sprinkle with bacon.
 

Isham & Gizmo's Corner

A FEW WORDS FROM GIZMO

I type these words with a heavy heart. Isham is gone. Not in heaven, just gone. A few weeks ago he left and was found a few days later in Bakersfield,  almost 20 miles from here. We had not been reunited more than five hours before he left again, with no word now in almost three weeks, even though alerts and all points bulletins have been posted all over Northern Vermont.
 
Mom and Dad think that he decided that he simply wanted to move on. For his first two years here he was clearly top dog, getting (for those of you who know him)  more than his share of attention. Since my arrival more than 18 months ago, that spotlight has been shared, as has the duties of greeting guests, joining them on walks, playing with guests dogs and generally being cute. Mom and Dad think his ego may have been bruised and (to the extent that us dogs can reason) therefore the grass might be greener etc etc.

We all miss him terribly but hope that wherever he has landed he is happy. Mom found a prayer to help all of us in this position.

Love, Gizmo

Albert Schweitzer's Prayer for the Animals

Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals, especially for the animals who are suffering; for any that are hunted or lost, or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death. We entreat for them all thy mercy and pity and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words,. Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals and to share the blessings of the merciful.

VERMONT CALENDAR JUNE 2005

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
DATES: Jun 03, 2005 - Jun 12, 2005 :
Voted one of the top ten best jazz festivals worldwide.
Vermont Balloon and Music Festival
DATES: Jun 03, 2005 - Jun 05, 2005-
A weekend filled with colorful hot-air balloons and great music in a family setting.
Shelburne Classic Auto Festival
DATES: Jun 03, 2005 - Jun 05, 2005-Car show, flea market, awards, fashion show and much more.
Northern Lights Dinner Cruise with the  Starline Rhythm Boys
DATES: Jun 30, 2005- The Starline Rhythm Boys and a full dinner buffet aboard The Northern Lights cruise boat.

 FOLIAGE PHOTO CONTEST
Though summer is only now beginning,  many have already made foliage reservations here and all around Vermont.  We thought it might be fun for our newsletter subscribers to be part of a little photo contest so we have put one together.

Vermont provides almost unlimited opportunities for wonderful foliage photography. You can see some examples on the page we created last fall.  Just click the link BELOW to take a look. Our contest, limited only to our newsletter readers, will offer two prizes. The winner will receive a certificate for three nights at the inn,  while the second place winner will receive a two night certificate. We ask you to submit one photo taken between September 15, 2005 and October 15,  2005. 
Simply identify the location (including the town) and we will post that and all other photos submitted to a special web site for all to view. At the end of October when we send our the newsletter, we will ask our readers to vote on their three favorites and tabulate on a 3,2 1 basis, announcing the winner the following month.

You do not need to have stayed here at all, simply be a part of our newsletter list and you are eligible.

Have fun.
Brad/Jacquie

 

Montreal Jazz Festival
6/30/2005 - 7/10/2005

The gigantic summer music celebration features 11 days of non-stop entertainment, from noon to midnight, right in the heart of downtown Montréal. An immense city block is closed to traffic, as right of way is given exclusively to pedestrians, creating a festive and secure spot where more than 350 free concerts take place on 10 outdoor stages–and all this in a peaceful, urban atmosphere! It's the summer celebration par excellence for people of all ages and origins, a cultural breath of fresh air, and a place for incredible discoveries with influences such as jazz, blues, Latin-jazz, Brazilian, Cuban, African, reggae, contemporary and electronic music.


Grand Prix of Canada
6/10/2005 - 6/12/2005
In June, Formula 1 cars, in all their glory, race in the heart of Jean-Drapeau Park and proudly parade through the streets of downtown.
 
Artfest
6/30/2005 - 7/3/2005-Hundreds of artists show and sell their artworks.
Insect Tasting Celebration!
6/6/2005 - 6/19/2005
This great outdoor family feast features insect tasting, kids entertainment, information kiosks, workshops and more.
Main Madness
6/16/2005 - 6/19/2005-Montréal's most thrilling commercial fair. 300,000 visitors and 300 merchants unite in a huge outdoor event.

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