Online Edition No.64 May 2011
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***Antiques of Buck Hollow***

    GIZMO'S GOSSIP     Gizmo

Spring - Not Always Welcome! 

Hi Everyone. Gizmo here.

Itís snowing fur! Thatís what happens when good ole spring arrives and all of us pets start shedding that winter coat and then mix it with mud Ö.well you get the idea. Mom canít keep up with it all.

Utah has all the luck, he never seems to shed and his fur never grows. I on the other hand look like an overgrown polar bear. So Iím off to the groomer next week for a bikini cut. Iím always a little embarrassed to be seen in public after the groomer.

I have no say in the way they trim my fur. There is no style at all. They just shave me bald because I have thick unmanageable fur. That wouldnít be so bad but then they leave my ears big and bushy so they look like pig tales. Iím not getting any younger and I still have a little winter fat on the belly.

Itís a sad pictureÖbald, with a belly and bushy pig tails. Lovely! I guess it could be worse. I always try to look at the bright side of life. They could have ordered a standard poodle cut. Are there other bad "fur cut" stories out there. Upload your picture on my Facebook page. Maybe we can start a support group.

My fans on Facebook will  have a sneak peak at some of the pet photo entries before the voting page becomes available. The Inn is now on Facebook and has more fans than me :(

Good luck to all my cousins whose photos will be coming. AND REMEMBER ! Only one photo per household and only one VOTE per person.

Gizmo on Facebook

Love Gizmo

Pumpkin Pie Muffins

Pumpkin Pie Muffins

Makes 1 dozen muffins Everyone loves these low fat delicious muffins. For variety fold in a cup of either chopped fresh cranberries or chopped walnuts, or a mixture of the two.

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup pureed pumpkin (Fresh or from a can; do not use pumpkin pie mix)
1/2 cup soy milk or regular milk
1/2 cup melted margarine
2 tablespoons molasses

1. Preheat oven to 400įF. Lightly grease a twelve-muffin tin.

2. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices. In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, soy milk, oil, and molasses. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix.

3. Fill the muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick or knife inserted in the center comes out clean.




4th Annual Pet Photo Contest!! 

Utah & Kuumba Warming Up

We  are pleased to announce the ever popular  Gizmo's 4th Annual Pet Photo Contest. It's a chance for other pets to shine besides Gizmo. It also doesn't hurt that the 1st prize is two free nights, and a second prize of one night at the Inn.

 So here's how it works. Between now and May 24th, send us a photo of your pet, along with it's name,  your email address and a very short title for the picture.
Jacquie will be creating a web site which will have all the submitted photos. That site will be announced in the next newsletter along with instructions on how to submit your vote (it's really easy, even Utah could do it). We will use the month of May to tally it up and make the official announcement in the June 2011 newsletter. The winner will be awarded two complimentary nights at the inn with second place receiving one night.

IMPORTANT ! Only one photo per household can be accepted.  Send all entries to Pet Photo Entry  . Gizmo will give his fans on Facebook a sneak peak of some of the entries. It should be fun.

Brad & Jacquie

Champlain Valley Antique Center!! 

Zeidel the Birdwatcher

Our love for antiques and antique restoration has lead us to not only stock our own antique shop above our barn but we are also part of a larger multi dealer group shop, the Champlain Valley Antique Center in Shelburne Vermont. The shop's owner Tom Cross and Brad have been friends for more than 15 years.

Jacquie has just completed a website and Facebook page for this wonderful shop that is stocked with collectibles, country primitive furniture, china, glassware, vintage jewelry, linens, old tools, and much much more. Their items have been featured in Country Living and Better Homes & Gardens to name a few. Step back in time and check out their fun affordable one of a kind items.

We encourage you to visit their website and maybe stop in when you visit us next time. If youíre a lover of antiques, youíll be glad you did.  

Vermont Woodworking School Summer Special

Vermont Woodworking School

Join us for a special summer opportunity to learn woodworking in a historic barn with a modern workshop here in Vermont. Spend four days making a hall table out of sugar maple that you will treasure forever. Learn the fundamentals while enjoying the atmosphere of this unique woodworking school only 15 minutes from the inn at the Vermont Woodworking School.

Price is $369 per person, or $595 per couple plus lodging of $90 per night plus tax single occupancy or $100 per night plus tax for double occupancy at the Inn at Buck Hollow Farm.

In addition, the inn will provide dinner on the night of your choice. Dinner will be a pasta dinner with homemade bread and homemade maple ice cream.

Canít make a four day commitment? The Vermont Woodworking School also has one day introductory turning workshops at $185 per person or $235 per couple plus lodging of $90 per night plus tax for single occupancy or $100 per night plus tax for double occupancy at the inn. Youíll still get enjoy a pasta dinner on us at the inn when you arrive home from the school. Such a deal!

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Heavyfest 2011 - May 21st in South Burlington: Magic Hat will host Heavyfest, an outdoor music festival to benefit Burlington. 5 Bartlette Bay Road, South Burlington. 12-5pm
Key Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay- May 29th in Burlington:  The KeyBank Vermont City Marathon & Relay is a community effort, recognizing all those who have had a hand in making the race a success for 23 years. From the runners to the volunteers to the crowds cheering on the sidelines, we all share the same desire to cross the finish line, now and in the future. 81 spots remaining
Burlington Discover Jazz Festival - June 3rd -12th in Burlington:

 The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival celebrates its 28th year from June 3-12, 2011, with the sounds of jazz, blues, funk and Latin music. For ten days, over 40,000 revelers enjoy a unique mix of concerts, dances, jams, street parties, cruises on Lake Champlain, meet-the-artist sessions and workshops.

Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour  May 29th in Essex: 
April 30-May 1 Everything Equine :  One of the largest and most popular equine events in the northeast, come spend time with speakers and experts from every phase of equestrian science, industry, and competitive sports.
May 1 Horsin' Around Equine Variety Show
May 7-8 15th Spring Fine Arts and Craft Show
May 7-8 Vermont Antique Expo and Sale
May 26-30 FMCA Regional RV Rally
May 27  Ray LaMontagne 
  feat. Brandi Carlile and Ximena Sarinana
May 28 Memorial Day Parade
May 29  Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour 
  feat. Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Brantley Gilbert, and others
  On three stages
June 3  The Avett Brothers: There is no harmony like brotherly harmony.  You can hear it in classic brother acts across the musical spectrum, from the Louvin Brothers to the Everly Brothers and on down the decades through the Wilson brothers (Beach Boys), the Davies brothers (Kinks), the Allman Brothers and even the Brothers Gibb (a.k.a., the Bee Gees). You can clearly hear fraternal magic at work in the songs of Scott and Seth Avett, better known as the Avett Brothers, as well.
  feat. John Oates (of Hall & Oates)
June 4-5 Summerfield Horse Show
June 24-25 American Cancer Society Relay For Life
June 24-26 Vermont Quilt Festival: Vermont's largest quilt festival
July 6-8 Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour
  2 shows daily, @ 12 noon & 6:30 pm
Aug. 27-Sept. 5 Champlain Valley Fair: Rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Doobie Brothers will appear on the Comcast Stage in the Coca Cola Grandstand on Saturday, August 27 at 7 pm, as the opening night concert of the Champlain Valley Fair. trong>