HORACE WEINER - HAT'S OFF TO YOU
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.
WINNING PHOTO SHOWN ABOVE!
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.
OUR GUESTS SAY!
"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
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
THANKSGIVING DINNER SPECIAL
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".
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....
OATMEAL COOKIE PANCAKES
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.
EVENTS October 2005
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 www.vtcrafts.com.
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
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
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!