Online Edition No.24 November 2005
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                                      Inn at Buck Hollow Farm Newsletter


That's right. Horace Weiner of Ann Arbor Michigan is the first winner of the annual Buck Hollow Farm fall foliage contest
Second place was awarded to Doug Ellenoff of New York City. Congratulations! 

Mom, Dad and I look forward to hosting both of you within the near future. A number of you took your pictures while staying here - BUT NO ONE INCLUDED ME.
I thought that rather cruel since I was the one always leading you into the woods and showing the best spots.
Anyhow, everyone thanks you who took a few moments to participate and enjoy Vermont scenery at the same time.
I got my fall trim a few weeks ago, just before it turned cold of course. Now I can't wait to get all furry again See ya at Thanksgiving - and don't forget a treat for me.


"I've placed a call to Robin Leach to come and film you two, Utah and Gizmo and your stunning place. This tops our list"! Jack & Cher

"Warm, inviting, comfortable. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Great food, friendly people. " Lee & Marcus

"Thank you for an unforgettable memory-great food, hospitality-enjoyed the walk with Gizmo and the cat. " Richard & Jean

"We loved it here! Slept great and really enjoyed the delicious breakfast.  " Bruce & Suzanne




Are the kids too far away? Family scattered to the far corners of the country (or planet)? Suffering from a little empty house syndrome? How about spending Thanksgiving with us ? Spend three consecutive nights at the inn, with one of those nights being Thanksgiving, and join us for a full old fashioned Vermont Thanksgiving with "all the trimmins".

  • Vermont bred Maple Glazed Turkey

  • Home made stuffing, 

  • Maple Orange Yam Cups 

  • Oven baked potatoes and gravy 

  • Freshly baked bread 

  • Maple Ice Cream Cake 

All for just the cost of the three night stay. When you call mention you're reserving for the Thanksgiving Dinner Special.
Brad & Jacquie

Vermont Balloon Rides
Experience the freedom and tranquility of floating across the sky, with a bird’s eye view of places you may have seen before, but never as you will see them from above.

Vermont has never looked more beautiful, than from far above the treetops! Balloon Rides in Vermont are generally flown around Sunrise or Sunset, when air conditions are traditionally clear, calm, cool and stable. Following a detailed flight briefing, you will then be invited to assist the pilot and crew to prepare the balloon for flight.

Once aboard the wicker basket, your magical flight begins. The launch is so gentle you will barely realize you have left the ground. The peace and gentleness of ballooning will surprise you, and the Vermont flight views are unsurpassable. As you drift along with the breeze, the scenery slowly changes until, after approximately an hour in the air, it is time to land.

We recently experienced our first Hot Air Balloon ride with Above Reality Balloons and many of the photos taken while in the air can be viewed on our Fall Foliage Photos 2005 below. The successful completion of the flight is celebrated with a special toast.
What a great way to end a fantastic adventure!
More information: Ballooning in Vermont....


1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup whole milk
2  large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 bananas, mashed
3/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup butter, melted

Here’s a great tip: if you cannot find really ripe bananas, just nuke them in the microwave for about 15 seconds and they will become super soft for mashing.
Mix dry ingredients, the first 7, in a bowl. In a another bowl, mix the wet ingredients, the next 4. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined, then fold in the mashed up bananas and the raisins. Stir in the melted butter
Heat a griddle over medium heat and brush with additional melted butter. Cook pancakes, each about 1/3 cup, until bubbles form on the top, then turn. Cakes will cook in about 2 minutes on each side. Keep pancakes tented with foil as they come off the griddle to keep them hot. Serve with drizzled honey or maple syrup over the top.


The 25th Annual Essex Fall Craft & Fine Art Show, Oct. 28-30, Miller Expo Centre, Champlain Valley Exposition, Route 15, Essex Junction. An award-winning, juried craft & fine art show, featuring approximately 400 artisans from across the country and Canada, along with food and music. Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission, $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $2 for children under age 12. For information, (802) 878-4786 or

11/5/05 through 11/6/05, Shelburne
2005 Quilt Show: Crazy For Quilts reflecting the tradition of Crazy Quilting. Shelburne Farms Coach Barn (Harbor Rd (off Rte 7)), Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm. Admission. 802-482-3075 Web Site

11/17/05 through 11/20/05, South Burlington
Vermont Handcrafters 53rd Annual Craft and Fine Art Show: Vermont's oldest and largest juried craft organization. Sheraton Conference Center (870 Williston Road), Thursday, noon-8 pm Friday, 10-8 pm Saturday, 10-6 pm Sunday, 10-4 pm. Admission. 800-373-5429 or 802-933-2420 Web Site


The event takes place in Old Montréal, around Place Jacques-Cartier and the Bonsecours Market. Three special indoor parties and free activities are part of this 3-day celebration. Spirits appear on the streets of Old Montréal. Dry clean your strangest costume!

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