NEWSLETTER :June 2014 Online Edition 78 

Pet Photo Contest-Time to Vote


It's time to vote for your favorite pet photo by going to the following webpage The Buck Hollow Farm's  5th  Annual Pet Photo Contest. It's a chance for other pets to shine besides our gang. It also doesn't hurt that the 1st prize is two free nights, and a second prize of one night at the Inn.

Please take time to read voting rules before placing your vote. May the best pet win! Winners will be announced in next month's newsletter.


PIZZA DINNER SPECIAL  - Book any one night from Friday, June 6th thru Thursday June 12th and we'll serve you our homemade pizza and famous maple ice cream for dessert.

NOTE: We have changed our newsletter format so please scroll down for news from our pets and the recipe of the month. Thanks so much for reading!
Thanks for reading,
Brad & Jacquie



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Fairfax, Vermont 05454

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Pet Peeves

"Grover's Gossip"

Editors note:  For many years we allowed one of our dogs to write a monthly column.  First there was “Isham’s Corner” and then “Gizmo’s Gossip”.    Jealousies with the other pets convinced us to give everyone a chance on a rotating basis.  Thus,

Hello my friends:

This is Grover  — a/k/a the GROVERNATOR !.
I’m told this is the fifth Buck Hollow Pet Photo Contest,  though it is the first since I’ve been around.  I looked at the past contests and there have sure been a lot of good looking dogs (even a couple cats).
What’s really cool this year is that one of the guests (Thanks, Nancy) sent in an absolutely adorable,  wonderful,  gorgeous and beautiful photo of ME.  That’s right,  ME.  I think it’s hands down the winner,  but of course I don’t vote - you do.  Please keep in mind,  the contest is not about me.  Rather it’s about the photo and the guest who took it.  No nepotism here (not that I fully understand what that means).  But what point would there be of being a columnist if the columnist couldn’t lobby for himself.
Hopefully a nice female of the canine persuasion will win and Elmo & I can woo her with our charms when she visits with a little ball and frisbee play and some intermittant butt sniffing of course.
Speaking of photos.  Years ago Dad had family portraits taken and brought them to his law office to show around. When one of his secretaries commented on how nice they were,  Dad answered by saying he thought they were fine for his wife and kids,  but he wasn’t so happy with those of himself.  Whereupon his secretary said “  Brad,  he’s a photographer, not a magician”.
Mom of course has heard all of Dad's  stories and can pretty well lip sync them all.  
Love  Grover

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Orange Vanilla Pancakes

Voted the best breakfast pancakes at the inn. For real orange flavor substitute a whole orange with zest liquified in the blender in place of commercial orange juice.

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup orange juice with zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, or vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Assorted toppings, such as butter, maple syrup, confectioners' sugar, honey, jams, preserves, sweetened whipped cream, or chocolate syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees; have a baking sheet or heatproof platter ready to keep cooked pancakes warm in the oven. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together orange juice, butter (or oil), and egg. Add dry ingredients to milk mixture; whisk until just moistened (do not overmix; a few small lumps are fine).
  3. Heat a large skillet (nonstick or cast-iron) or griddle over medium. Fold a sheet of paper towel in half, and moisten with oil; carefully rub skillet with oiled paper towel.
  4. For each pancake, spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of batter onto skillet, using the back of the spoon to spread batter into a round (you should be able to fit 2 to 3 in a large skillet).
  5. Cook until surface of pancakes have some bubbles and a few have burst, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip carefully with a thin spatula, and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a baking sheet or platter; cover loosely with aluminum foil, and keep warm in oven. Continue with more oil and remaining batter. (You'll have 12 to 15 pancakes.) Serve warm, with desired toppings.


Burlington Discover Jazz Festival-May 30 - June 8th in Burlington -The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival celebrates its 31st year from with the sounds of jazz, blues, funk and Latin music. The Queen City will play host to hundreds of events, ranging from legends like Tony Bennett, contemporary artists such as Maceo Parker and Regina Carter, jazz greats Ron Carter and Benny Golson and emerging artists like Valerie June and Warren Wolf. For teen days, over 40,000 revelers enjoy a unique mix of concerts, dances, jams, street parties,cruises on Lake Champlain, meet-the-artist sessions and workshops. Click on the link  for a full roster of world-renowned performers and events.
Vermont Brewers Festival- July 18,19 Burlington:
Festival features 37 craft brewers from Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Mass, Maine, DE and to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the European discovery of Lake Champlain by Samuel de Champlain, breweries from La Belle province, Quebec. This outdoor festival takes place in Burlington Waterfront Park with scenic views of Lake Champlain framed by the Adirondack Mountain Range.

Lake Champlain Vintage Boat Show August 13,14  in Burlington: 25th Annual Boat Vintage Boat Show featuring over forty antique, classic an historical boats. Boat Parade Saturday 4pm The Boat Show is the featured event of The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival along the Burlington Waterfront.

Lake Champlain Maritime Festival - August 12th - 15th in Burlington: The LCMF was established to celebebrate Lake Champlain and The Burlingon
Waterfront and all that it has to offer. Events include exhibits, demonstrations, crafts, childrens activities,food and daily music along the waterfront from Perkins Pier to The Community Sailing Center
including Echo Leahy Center,The Burlington Boathouse,Waterfront Park and The U.S.Coast Guard Base...Concluding each night with waterfront
concerts. Truly a family event and something for everyone.


Montreal International Fireworks Competition
July 28th to August 14th 2010 in Old Montreal:
Year in and year out, more than 3 million fireworks enthusiasts gatheron the Jacques Cartier Bridge, and on either side of the river to take in the spectacle. The event is now considered the “Olympics” of the pyrotechnical world! Last years winners were: GOLD: Canada SILVER: Hong Kong , BRONZE: U.S.A. The US Competition date is Saturday, July 19th.

Montreal Jazz Festival

Montreal Jazz FestivalJune 25th to July 6th 2010:
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!

Canadian Grand Prix Festival - July 10-July 12th
Thanks to its street festivals and its urban animation for the Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal is renowned worldwide by F1 fans as the best racing city. Join the largest F1 party in the world and experience the incredible atmosphere during three highly animated days. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to see real racing cars up close and visit a variety of booths that will make you discover the fascinating world of F1.

Just for Laughs Festival - July 2 -July 25th: The world's largest and most prestigious comedy event presents gala performances, theatre, club shows and outdoor free performances. Every summer, over 1600 shows, including more than 1250 free performances amuse an ever growing public.

Montreal Beer Festival-June 2nd - june 5th: The
most important festival of international beers in North America, the Mondial de la bière is without saying the place where beer amateurs, neophytes and connoisseurs, meet to fulfill their quest for flavors. Whether it's through meeting with the brewers, conferences, classes at the MBeer school of beerology or workshops on beer and food pairings, amateurs will find the required tools to quench their thirst of discoveries.

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