Hi again everyone. Gizmo
No one asked, but here's my top ten list of things I do when we
1) As soon as I hear a car slowing down to turn into the driveway,
I rush to the front to do my greeting thing. Of course I usually
right in front of the car which makes Mom's hair stand on end.
2) I camp out by the sliding door from the Yellow room, look cute and
hope for treats.
3) I place my big furry face on a lap, look soulful and hope for a treat.
4) I camp out under the table (trying not to be seen or else Mom locks
me in another room) and hope for messy eaters.
5) I lead guests on tours of our 400 acres, always being careful
not to let them get out of sight. Don't want any getting
6) I play quietly with guest dogs, unlike my brother Utah who
plays with so much energy that he wears out both himself and the
7) I pose for photos with anyone who asks. After all, you
never know when one may end up in the hands of a Hollywood
8) When guests arrive late (after we're asleep- having left written instructions
for the late arrivals) I bark as loudly as possible so
Mom and Dad will know the arrivals are here. They're most appreciative
of this information.
That's it. Hey, I'm just a dog. Who said I could count
Royal breathtakingly beautiful, a must for any visit to Montreal!
Only 90 minutes from Buck Hollow Farm.
St Joseph’s Oratory is a
landmark in Montreal, its imposing dome on the northwest flank of Mont
Royal is visible for miles. This Oratory is a famous pilgrimage
site, despite only being completed in 1967, attracting over two
million visitors and pilgrims each year. It was founded by Brother
Andre, a beloved monk who was known as the miracle-worker of Mount
Royal because of his healing abilities. When he died on January
6, 1937, a million people filed before his coffin. He was beautified
by Pope Jean Paul II on May 23, 1982. He is recognized and loved
throughout the world by millions of people.
Work began on the basilica
after his death in 1937. Its dome is the second largest in the world,
being 318ft (97m) high; it is second only to St Peter’s in Rome. The
Oratory's carillon is made up of 56 bells and were originally cast for
the Eiffel Tower in Paris; the Oratory acquired them in 1956. Visitors
can climb the 283 steps from street level to the basilica's portico for
beautiful vistas over the city.
Opening time: Daily 7.30am to 9pm
MAPLE SUGAR SEASON
The first Mother-Daughter Play shop at Buck
Hollow Farm was a big success! Four mothers and 6
daughters (ages 8-11) enjoyed theater games, a scavenger hunt,
storytelling, a dress-up dance party and Jacquie's phenomenal
food for a weekend.
Participants said: "It
had all the elements-fun, relaxation, and a little thinking
box." "Great idea!" "You'll never be
Email facilitator Gail Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org
to be on the list for the next one
(planning already in process).
Thinking of signing up?
say: "Do it!" "Hurry, before it's
It's officially maple sugaring
season at Buck Hollow Farm. Vermont's maple trees herald the sounds of
a new season, drip by drip. The maples are responding to nature and
the sap has begun to flow. So in just a few short weeks,
guests will be able to savor our fresh crop of maple syrup. The warm
sunny days followed by crisp cool nights will make for a longer sap
run and a better maple sugaring season. The Vermont maple season can
sometimes last into April.
Vermont is America's leading maple
producing state. Upwards of 350,000 gallons of maple syrup is produced
here each year.
Brad & Jacquie
Maple Nut Fudge
syrup to 236 degrees. Remove from heat and place in a pan of
cold water. Cool to room temperature. Stir vigorously until
color begins to change, then add nuts. Pour into well-buttered
8" or 10" square pan. Cut fudge into squares while
EVENTS APRIL 2006
April 28-30- St. Albans, VT This
annual celebration of the Vermont maple harvest includes maple
exhibits, food contests, antique and craft shows, fiddlers show,
talent contest, Vermont specialty foods show, pancake breakfasts,
a carnival and huge parade. Web
Everything Equine &
Jct, Champlain Valley Fairgrounds
A weekend for the horse enthusiast
featuring seminars, hands-on demonstrations, 4-H exhibitions in the
ring, horse show and trade floor featuring the latest equine equipment,
feed, accessories and training techniques. Something for everyone from
the newcomer to experts. Web
- This year’s show features a very
special return of one of the most beloved skaters in Canadian
history, Elvis Stojko. Stojko, who won two Olympic silver
medals, joins another of Canada’s greatest skating legends,
Kurt Browning, as they team up with one of the country’s
brightest hopes for the upcoming Winter Olympics, Jeffrey Buttle.
Also returning to the show will be Olympic gold medalists Jamie
Salé and David Pelletier.
(514) 790-1245 for more information.