Inn at Buckhollow Farm
 Inn at Buck Hollow Farm Newsletter . Online Edition No.8 
June 2004 
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Summer is fast approaching and with it our busiest season. A time when we all want to escape the rat race and dream of getting away from it all.

We will be featuring a series of articles on Vermont activities, with this month focusing on golf.
Click on this link for information on Golfing in Vermont
We are hoping to cover other subjects such as biking, fishing, moose and bird watching.

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

In this issue

Yield: 12 Muffins

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
5 tbsp butter, melted
1 cup buttermilk

Sift dry ingredients together. In another bowl, melt butter, add egg, buttermilk and whisk. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ones quickly, blending lightly. Don't stir too much. Spoon into muffing tins and bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until golden. Note: Buttermilk can be replaced with 1 cup of plain yogurt or 1 cup of milk with a teaspoon of vinegar.




Since September we have all gotten to know and love my goofy, tongue hanging, shaggy haired, brown eyed litter mate brother - Gizmo. I've written and talked about him on numerous occasions. It's fun listening to guests arrive - obviously devotees of my monthly column - and ask about Gizmo (as well of course as yours truly).

BUT WHO IS THIS GUY ? Unlike me (and dad) whose hair doesn't grow, Gizmo's hair steadily advances in a Southerly direction, requiring occasional cutting, brushing and trimming. But this ! Was this really necessary ? Wouldn't a light trim and bath have been enough ? What am I supposed to grab onto when we wrestle ? Doesn't this give him an unfair advantage ? And what's this with the head and tail being left long ? There's so much hair on his tail he can use it as a rudder. I won't even talk about his beauty parlor smell. It's disgusting.

Love Isham

PS: Thanks for the cards and letters many of you sent for my birthday. Glad to know someone cares.



May 28,29th  Essex Junction
EBPA Memorial Day Celebration
Includes a May 28th Memorial Service and May 29th Parade through Five Corners. Essex Junction Five Corners and Champlain Valley Exposition
Friday, 8 pm, Saturday, 10 am.

June 3rd - 6th Enosburg Falls
48th Annual Vermont Dairy Festival The longest parade in Vermont; rides, food andfamily oriented entertainment.
Downtown(Main Street)
Thursday & Friday, 5-9 pm;
Saturday,9 am-10 pm; Sunday, 10-4 pm. Free.

June 4-6  Essex Junction
Vermont Balloon and Music Festival
More than 40 colorful balloons, concerts,
children's entertainment, crafts, exhibits, carnival rides, food.
Champlain Valley Exposition (105 Pearl Street),
Friday-Sunday, 5 am-closing. Admission. 802-878- 5545

June 19 Shelburne
Showcase of Agriculture and Morgan Horse Field Day
A fun-filled mini-fair featuring performing Morgan horses.
South of Shelburne Museum (Route 7), 11-3 pm. Free

June 26th Greensboro
Circus Smirkus Summer Tour 
Opening Performance: Internationally acclaimed youth circus. The Circus Barn (1 Circus Road), 2 & 7 pm. Admission. 800-532-7443 or 802-533-7443

June 26th Shelburne
Teddy Bear Picnic with Gary Rosen
Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy teddy bear tunes
at The Vermont Teddy Bear Factory.
The Vermont Teddy Bear Factory (6655 Shelburne Road), 11-1 pm.
Free. 802-985-3001 or 802-829-BEAR



Vermont golf courses, golf vacations, public courses and country clubs are world famous ...
and the scenery has more than once been accused of breaking one's concentration. So be forewarned if you're a first timer... slow down and enjoy some of the great golfing.  Vermont has one of the highest number of golf courses per capita in the nation, second only to Florida. You will find well-groomed, interesting and challenging golf courses in every region of Vermont.  

Call the Vermont Golf Association for information about the Player Series. It's limited to VGA members with a United States Golf Association handicap index of 9.0 or lower. This series of golf tournaments runs May - September.

"When I'm on a golf course and it starts to rain and lightning, I hold up my one iron, 'cause I know even God can't hit a one iron." - Lee Trevino

"Golf is a game in which you yell 'fore', shoot six, and write down five." - Paul Harvey

"Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose." - Winston Churchill




"What an amazing introduction to the B & B experience. We found a little piece of paradise here at Buck Hollow. Thanks for making our first vacation together such a wonderful and memorable experience.!"

Shoshana & Dez - Montreal, Quebec May 2004

" The inn is lovely and the breakfasts were feasts! Isham and Gizmo also did a great job of entertaining."  Perry & Amy 05/08/04

A Tribute to Brenda
Jacquie and Brad tend to get most of the kudos from guests.   However the truth of the matter is that it is Brenda who keeps things running smoothly,  finds and cures most of the problems which arise around the inn,  and creatively finds a solution before the rest of us even realize there's something to be solved.

As this is written,  Brenda has begun to paint the pool house and the surrounding fence in red with white trim to match the barn and the old chicken house.  When completed,  the entire pool and terrace will sparkle with a much needed brightness heretofore missing.

Tireless,  always smiling,  totally reliable and a wonderful good will ambassador with the guests,  Brenda is literally the wind beneath our sails.

Thanks again Brenda.



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