Online Edition No.30 May 2006
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                                      Inn at Buck Hollow Farm Newsletter


Hi again everyone.  Gizmo here.
Many days ago (before we had 16 straight days of rain) I was snoozing peacefully, with one eye open as I always keep watch over the place. Two guests were sitting on the front porch and I unintentionally overheard their conversation. One said " I love that GIZMO, he's just the greatest dog. Of course he doesn't do anything but he's a great dog". At first I was pleased, but after my pea brain worked for a while I wasn't so sure. DOESN'T DO ANYTHING ? Don't they read my column, especially last months ?

And while I'm on the subject,  how does Utah get away with so much. He really is a devil dog.  He was misnamed -  should have been named JAWS. Nothing escapes his teeth and he has no conscience either. Fetch, throw him something and he tears after it,  picks it up, returns just as fast - but runs right by you and wants YOU TO CHASE HIM.

Unruly, untrained, undisciplined and, I guess I have to say, a cute and lovable devil dog.

SAINT Gizmo.

Chew Chew Festival


Burlington- June 23rd to 25th

If you are visiting the Green Mountain Chew Chew Food Festival for the first time, here's the system.

 Each Restaurant and Vermont Food Producer will be serving three food items at their booths with no duplications. Each booth must serve one new food item each year so that the menu will continuously change from year to year and yet still retain many of the festival favorites. These taste treats represent their specialties and are sure to be found on menus at their home locations. There are three "Depot Ticket Booths" in Waterfront Park where you can purchase brass Chew Chew food tokens priced at Nine Tokens for $5.

The object of the festival is to expose you to as many different taste treats as possible during your ride on the Chew Chew Train. You don't want  to fill up at the first booth you visit so their mantra is low prices and small taste-sized portions. That way, you get to sample many different food items from many different restaurants. No food item at the Chew Chew costs more than four brass food tokens and most are priced at three! You'll find that $5 worth of tokens will go a long way at this year's Chew Chew. Be daring and try something different!

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It seems that every spring the sun rises with the sound of saws and hammers. Last year, as many of you know, we converted the downstairs rooms to private baths.

This year we were concerned about the deck off the yellow room and made the decision to replace it. "Well, as long as they're going to be here anyway ---------". The result - the construction of a large sliding door in the suite, leading to a new two tiered deck for both the suite and yellow rooms. Each tier is about three times the size of the original deck off the yellow room with a half wall between tiers affording privacy for each set of decks.


 For the suite, the new large opening also provides significantly more light, a wonderful up close and personal view of the perennial garden, and direct access to the outside, a great convenience for guests traveling with dogs. We hope you enjoy ! 

Brad & Jacquie

"Eggs in a Spud

A very different and tasteful way to serve eggs in the morning.

4 hot, large baked potatoes
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar or Gruyere cheese
8 eggs
Finely chopped fresh parsley or chives, for garnish
Freshly ground pepper, to taste

1. Cut potato in half lengthwise. Scoop out about half of the pulp from each potato half. Reserve potato flesh for another use.
2. Remove a thin slice of potato from the bottom to stabilize the potato, if necessary. Set potato shells in a shallow baking dish. Sprinkle each cavity with salt, pepper and 1 tbsp cheese. Break an egg into each cavity.
Bake at 350įF for 15 to 20 minutes or until eggs are cooked as desired. Sprinkle with parsley and pepper. Serve immediately..


Vermont Balloon & Music Festival, June 2 -4 Essex Junction Hot air balloons in the shape of bees, beagles and bunnies will take flight over Champlain Valley Exposition June 2-4 as the Vermont Balloon and Music Festival returns for its third year. The three-day, family-oriented festival has a fresh line-up of entertainment for 2006, including three top-notch music concerts, carnival rides and games, circus and animal acts, a childrenís zoo, and a gathering of colorful mascots from around the area for Sundayís special Kidsí Day activities. Web Site

BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL, June 2-11 - Burlington Named One of the Top Ten Festivals in the world by The Music Festival Guide (Chicago Review Press, Inc.) the festival celebrates its 23rd year. The streets come alive with a blend of internationally renowned artists with regional and local ties, spanning traditional to avant-garde in venues such as the Flynn Theatre, Church Street Marketplace, City Hall Park, Waterfront Park, neighborhood clubs and restaurants. Web Site

LCI Farther's Day Fishing Derby , June 17 -Colchester Lake Champlain international Inc.ís annual LCI Fatherís Day Derby, headquartered in Colchester remains the oldest largest freshwater derby in the country. Each June, the derby attracts over 5,000 families and dedicated anglers to the region from all over the country and abroad for the three-day event. With national sponsors such as Yamaha  and local sponsors such as WOKO radio and Vermont Tourism and Marketing, the fatherís Day Derby continues a 25-year tradition of family, friends, and fishing in Vermont. . Web Site

Vermont Quilt Festival , June 29 - July 2 - Essex Junction Thread your way to the beautiful Lake Champlain Valley for a delightful experience for the whole family. Be dazzled by some 400 breath taking new and antique quilts, enjoy workshops with noted quilt artists and entertaining free gallery talks and demos, and shop the colorful display of wares in the merchant malls. Bring the kids for the fun kids program and bring your quilts to be appraised.. Web Site

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