Online Edition No.41 June 2007
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GIZMO'S GOSSIP  Utah of Gixmo's Gossip

Hi again everyone.  Gizmo here.
Well, in spite of some very witty things I was ready to say, Utah has something on his pea sized mind which he is desperate to say, so in the interest of brotherly love, I'll turn it over to him. Go to it Utah !

Thanks, Gizmo

When will they (you know who "they" is) stop treating me like a baby. Yes, I like those little toys and love to chew them and yes I love getting those hugs and kisses. But I AM an adult, turned two in April. I mean, why can't I be left outside alone when they leave. Why can't I go into the guest sun-room without supervision ? I only piddled twice.

Here's another example. For months I've had my eye on a new resident raccoon. I've watched it from afar out the dining room bay window, resting my head for hours at a time on the window seat. At every opportunity I've slammed open the door, raced towards the barn ready for a hearty meal. Where he escapes to I still can't figure out.

But three days ago, the gods shined down upon me - or so I thought. Gizmo and I went out the front and lo and behold there he was. We took chase but not before he leaped up a tall tree. We barked, we howled, we leaped but all for naught because amidst all this THEY were yelling and screaming for us to leave. Saint Gizmo of course obeyed immediately. But I was bound and determined. So I, being quick and nimble, deeked them every time they grabbed at me. One miss-step however and Dad had me in the air carrying me into the house. I WAS SO HUMILIATED ! I'm an adult. Let me do what dogs do and make my own mistakes if need be. How else will I learn.

Thanks for listening.
Love Utah

Irish Soda Bread Muffins Irish Soda Bread Muffins

So who says Irish soda bread HAS to be made in a round or loaf pan? While recently on a trip to New York City, I tried these wonderful muffins in a small bakery and decided to come up with my own recipe so I could serve these to guests.

2 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar (2 tablespoons reserved for sprinkling on top)
3/4 cup currants (first choice) or raisins
1 large egg
1 cup buttermilk (or plain yogurt, or sour cream)
4 Tbs (1/2 stick, 1/4 cup) butter or margarine, melted

1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, currants or raisins, and caraway seeds. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk (or equivalent) and melted butter (or equivalent). Quickly and gently combine the dry and wet ingredients; honestly, this won't take more than a few stirs with a bowl scraper or large spoon. As soon as everything is evenly moistened, quit; further stirring will cause the muffins to be tough.
2. Spoon the batter into 12 lightly greased cups in a standard muffin pan, filling the cups about 2/3 full. Bake the muffins in a preheated 400°F oven for 15 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove them from the oven, wait 5 minutes, then remove the muffins from the pan and cool them on a wire rack. Serve them plain, or with butter and/or jam. Yield: 12 muffins.

renovations finally complete!!

Inn at Buck Hollow Farm


We are really pleased to announce the long awaited completion of renovations to our two upstairs rooms, the Blue Room and the Foliage Room (previously known as the Red Room). Both rooms now have a large private bath with tub and shower. While the main purpose of the renovation was to add private bathrooms, we also added a large bay window seat to each room.

  Foliage Room

The Foliage room is the only room with a king size bed, (other rooms have Queens) that incorporates  two extra long twin beds that can be separated for those who either want separate beds or prefer a larger king size bed. In keeping with the name "Foliage" the room has been dressed with local foliage photography. There are still a few unfinished details and the pictures shown are minus those details.Now all our rooms have private bath. We will post updated pictures.    Brad and Jacquie

Blue Room  



Champlain Valley Antique Auto Show - Jun. 23, 2007 to Jun. 24, 2007 in St. Albans -Formerly the Shelburne Auto Show. Come see hundreds of classic and antique automobiles. Parade and Fashion Show on Saturday, awards given on Sunday afternoon. Flea market and old cars for sale both days. Many special exhibits.

Green Mountain Chew Chew - June 22 - June 24 in Burlington:  Food and music festival featuring Vermont food producers and Burlington area restaurants. Heaven for food lovers! Waterfront Park, Burlington.
Vermont Cluster Dog Show-  June 13-15 in Essex Junction: Three days of indoor AKC dog show regional and national competitions.. Champlain Valley Exposition (105 Pearl Street) 9-5 pm.. Adm.. 802-879-6168 or 802-878-5545
BOB DYLAN In Concert- Sunday July 1st  in Essex Junction:  Tickets on sale at the Flynn Theatre Box Office, online or charge by phone at 802.86.FLYNN.
Grand Isle Rotary Club Antiques Show - Jul 20, 2007 through Jul 21, 2007 in South Hero -24 vendors from Northern Vermont and upstate New York.. Folsom Elementary School (75 South Street) Fri., 9-5 pm. Sat., 9-4 pm.. Adm.. 802-372-5741

Montreal International Fireworks Montreal International Fireworks Competition - June 20th to July 28th 2007 in Old Montreal:  Last years winners were: GOLD: U.S.A,  SILVER: France, BRONZE: Australia. The US Competition date is Saturday, July 14th.
Montreal Jazz Festival International Montreal Jazz Festival - June 28th to July 8th 2007:  The gigantic summer music celebration features 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!
Just for Laughs Festival Just for Laughs Festival - July 1st to July 31st 2007  Two decades ago Gilbert Rozon wanted to gather together people with funny bones, and now Just For Laughs is a multiple-venue, four-day affair drawing some 1.7 million spectators every summer..
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