NEWSLETTER : March 2016 Online Edition 85

"Our Maple Syrup Is Coming"


Every month we will be choosing three winners at random from our email subscriber list, whose names and partial email addresses will appear in the newsletter.
Winners will be awarded one complimentary night at the inn and  have 14 days to claim their free night.  It may be used any time within the following year subject only to availability and a couple of blackout dates.

February is coming to a close and as March rolls in not only do we look forward to longer days with the time change in the middle of the month, but warm days and cold nights. This change in weather means one thing in Vermont....maple sugar season.
Should you visit us in March, we invite you to experience the tapping of the trees and the actual production at our very own sugar house.
Additionally, there are maple activities that abound until the end of April. Visit Vermont sugarhouses and restaurants during Maple Open House Weekend and watch as maple syrup is being made. 
Each sugarhouse offers a unique experience. Some hold pancake breakfasts while others offer wagon or sleigh rides.
BEST OF ALL is the
50th Annual Maple Festival held on April 22, 23, and 24th. There is something for everyone, parades, activities for the kids, an antique show, fiddler's variety show, pancake breakfast, carnival, beverage tasting, maple tea, and more and more MAPLE!!

Please check out the SPECIALS and our popular 50% off Midweek Special. For our Canadian neighbors we have implemented a 20% Canadian Currency Discount to help stretch your travel dollars.

Brad & Jacquie

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Contact Us

Inn at Buck Hollow Farm

2150 Buck Hollow Road

Fairfax, Vermont 05454

(802) 849-2400 (tel.)

Toll Free- (800) 849-7985

"One of Dad's Jokes"

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,

Grover and I get a little tired of Dad repeating the same jokes over and over to guests and Mom can lip sync all of them, but guests seem to love it. Well this is our favorite "Dad's Joke":.

The Seeing Eye Dog

A guy walking his Chihuahua sees another man entering a bar with his Golden Lab & overhears the bartender say........ "You can't bring that dog in here!" 

The man quickly replies... "This is my seeing-eye dog." 

"Oh man," the bartender says, "I'm sorry. Here, the first drink's on me." The man takes his drink and goes to a table. 

So the guy watching all this figures he could do that too. So he walks into the bar with his Chihuahua and the bartender says... "Hey, you can't bring that dog in here!" 

The second man replies... "This is my seeing-eye dog." 

The bartender answers back... "No, I don't think so. They do not use Chihuahuas as seeing-eye dogs." 

The man pauses for just a split second and replies ..... 

"WHAT?!?! They gave me a Chihuahua?!?"

Love  ELMO, :)

(Become a Fan of Elmo & Grover On Facebook)

Maple Cranberry Walnut Granola

Maple Cranberry Walnut Granola

This makes the whole house smell cozy when it bakes. Once it's cool just pack it into airtight mason jars for a quick preservative free breakfast. Use gluten free oats! Makes 11 cups

8 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup pure dark maple syrup
1 cup walnuts coursely chopped
2 tablespoons avocado oil or organic canola oil
pinch of salt
1 cup dried cranberries

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a large, rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Stir oats, syrup, walnuts, oil and salt in a large mixing bowl. Spread mixture onto prepared baking sheet.
  3. Transfer to the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  4. Remove sheet from the oven, stir mixture gently, and return to the oven for another 10 minutes.
  5. Turn off oven but don't open the door.
  6. Let the granola sit in warm oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until crisp and golden. Remove from oven.
  7. Let cool on baking sheet. Stir in cranberries. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.


Grand Parade of Magic Hat Mardi Gras Weekend
Burlington:  March 15/16

Grand Parade of Magic Hat Mardi Gras Weekend Burlington: March 15/16 The Grand Parade will begin at South Winooski and Main and end up at Battery Street. Line up early to get your prime viewing spot so you can see the regalia and catch the beads, moon pies and Lake Champlain Chocolates as they fly from the floats! Families with children under age 10 may see the parade from the Little Jambalaya Viewing Zone, on the north side of Main Street between South Champlain and Battery streets. People with disabilities may use a special viewing zone at the intersection of Church and Main streets. A free shuttle will be running from the Burlington High School parking lot on North Avenue and dropping off at the top of Church Street from 1 to 5 p.m. The is the centerpiece event of the Magic Hat Mardi Gras Weekend 2016.

 Vermont Maple Open House Weekend
April 3 and 4 -Across the State

Each sugarhouse is different, with a unique experience to offer guests. Some hold pancake breakfasts while others offer wagon or sleigh rides. At some sugarhouses you can ski or snowshoe through the woods and others offer a chance to taste authentic Sugar-on-Snow. Please check back closer to the date for updated information and a complete listing of participating sugarhouses.

This Month's Raffle Winners...

Every month we choose three winners at random from our email list, whose names and partial email addresses will appear in the newsletter. This month, our winners are:



bluem...@optonline... Bill S.
markop...2@yahoo...  Jim
SKalik...@yahoo....  Shari M.