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
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
BRAD & JACQUIE'S KITCHEN
SPANISH CINNAMON MUFFINS
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
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.
WHO IS THIS GUY !!
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
PS: Thanks for the cards and letters many of you sent
for my birthday. Glad to know someone cares.
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
48th Annual Vermont Dairy Festival The longest
parade in Vermont; rides, food andfamily oriented
Thursday & Friday, 5-9 pm;
Saturday,9 am-10 pm; Sunday, 10-4 pm. Free.
Vermont Balloon and Music Festival
More than 40 colorful balloons, concerts,
children's entertainment, crafts, exhibits, carnival
Champlain Valley Exposition (105 Pearl Street),
Friday-Sunday, 5 am-closing. Admission. 802-878-
Showcase of Agriculture and Morgan Horse Field Day
A fun-filled mini-fair featuring performing Morgan
South of Shelburne Museum (Route 7), 11-3 pm. Free
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
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),
Free. 802-985-3001 or 802-829-BEAR
golf courses, golf vacations, public courses and country
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.
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
OUR GUESTS SAY!
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
Shoshana & Dez - Montreal, Quebec May
" The inn is lovely and the breakfasts were feasts! Isham
and Gizmo also did a great job of
entertaining." Perry & Amy 05/08/04
Tribute to Brenda
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
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.