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 Inn at Buck Hollow Farm Newsletter . Online Edition No.3 
November 2003 
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Dear Brad,
OUR FIRST SPECIAL

As promised, we are pleased to offer to our newsletter readers,  our first special. Between November 1 and December 31, we will extend a $ 25.00 gift certificate for Jeff's Maine Seafood restaurant in St. Albans, to guests who stay with us for at least two nights.

 Please note:

1)  In order to assess our newsletter we ask that when making your reservation you let us know that you are interested in the special.   

 2)  We cannot offer this special in addition to any other discount  (AAA,CAA or Canadian dollar discount).

For almost two decades Jeff's has built a statewide reputation for fine, casual seafood dining in a comfortable small town atmosphere (http://www.jeffsmaineseafood.com). We hope many of you will avail yourselves of this opportunity.

STOP THE PRESSES!

WE WERE RECOMMENDED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, IN THEIR SEPTEMBER 21st TRAVEL SECTION.

Brad and Jacquie

In this issue
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  • FALL HAS ARRIVED!
  • A Halloween Tale
  • ISHAM'S CORNER
  • VERMONT CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • A Halloween Tale
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    The Legend of Buck Hollow

    According to legend, centuries ago, before there was an inn (pre Isham), this area was inhabited by the Abenaki Indians. Among their beliefs was that Moose were sacred, to destroy one would result in God's vengeance upon the entire tribe. A young brave was in love with the chief's daughter. Unfortunately, it was not to be. The chief disapproved of the brave and refused to allow a marriage. In an act of angry revenge the brave, using a tomahawk, decapitated a female moose (Maureen) within close proximity of where our hot tub is currently located. The massacre took place under a full moon on what is now Halloween night and was witnessed by Maureen's mate Morris.

    Ever since, Morris has spent Halloween nights seeking his own revenge and hoping to find Maureen's head (or at least her spirit). Guests using the hot tub on that night report strange sounds and rustlings. Isham refuses to leave the house on Halloween, while unusual shadows, resembling a headless moose have been seen in our fields.

    Draw your own conclusions.

    ISHAM'S CORNER
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    Hi again folks. When I was only 6 weeks old, my 7 litter mates and I were unceremoniously brought to the Humane Society. By the next morning I was the only one left when Dad, Kate and Mark walked in. I made myself as cute as possible so they took me home.

    Since then I have always wondered about my siblings. Little did I know that 2 months later Dad happened to find out about one of my brothers and that for two years he worked tirelessly in the hope of reuniting us.

    HE DID IT. GIZMO HAS ARRIVED. We've had a few sharing issues to sort out and the cats have expressed a few opinions of their own, but all in all it has really gone well. Gizmo is even more affectionate than me, and always is racing with me to see who can be the first to greet a guest at the car. We can't wait to see you.

    ISHAM

    VERMONT CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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    ANTIQUING

    As the tourist season draws to a close, dealers, collectors and homeowners turn their attention to the holidays. More tables are sold by dealers during the next two months than at any other time. Brad always keeps an ample supply, either in the barn or in the group shops of which he is a part.

    The 1829 House in Jeffersonville and the Champlain Valley Antique Shop in Shelburne (4067 Shelburne Rd) both carry a good supply of tables.

    In addition, Tom Cross at the Champlain Valley Antique Center does a fabulous job in creating and crafting tables to your own specifications. So whether you're a dealer, gift buyer or table seeker, now is the perfect time to root through Vermont shops.

    We would be happy to work with other dealers for a reciprocal link to our antique page. Contact Brad

    Antique Shops

    FALL HAS ARRIVED!
    Foliage has been spectacular, guests have marveled at the colors both on and around the Inn, and there was a possible sighting of Morris the Moose. Now however thoughts are turning to Halloween - can Christmas be far behind ? And speaking of Christmas. What a terrific time to think of doing some of that shopping in Vermont, particularly for Canadians. As this is written the Canadian dollar is at a decade's high against our dollar (74 cents).

    Shopping opportunities abound at such places as T.J. Maxx, Marshall's, Costco, Brook's Brothers, the Essex Outlet Fair, the malls and others. We'll be pleased to guide you while you're here. Add to that our Canadian at par offer between November 1 and June 30 and you can expect a fun, inexpensive and productive shopping expedition in Vermont. Ho Ho Ho

    Brad and Jacquie

    BRAD & JACQUIE'S KITCHEN
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    Cut into squares and serve with maple syrup.
    Non-stick cooking spray
    12 slices of Texas toast, crusts removed
    (cut in 1 inch cubes or 12 cups cubed, trimmed challah)
    1 8 oz package cream cheese, cut into small cubes
    2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
    9 eggs, beaten
    2 cups milk and 1/2 cup of maple syrup 

    1) Coat a 3 quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Place bread cubes in prepared dish. Top with cream cheese and the blueberries. (At this point, you can cover and chill up to 24 hours.)

    2) Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl combine eggs, milk, and 1/2 cup maple syrup. Whisk until combined. Slowly pour the egg mixture over blueberry and bread mixture to evenly moisten the bread.

    3) Bake 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. If necessary, cover with foil the last 10 minutes of baking to prevent over browning. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Cut into squares. Serve with maple syrup. Serves 12.

     

    WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY!
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    BEST WISHES

    Mary and Echo, regular guests from Florida witnessed all four seasons in only one day. From the Florida heat, to snow on Mount Mansfield, hail and sleet in Vergennes, then the spectacular colors of fall. Till next year girls!

    A GUEST REALLY ASKED....

    Why does Vermont schedule foliage so early in the fall?

    It was a pleasure to stay in this quiet and peaceful place. Thanks for the great breakfast!
    Thomas and Rennate (Germany)

    Others may have said it better, but this indeed is a lovely spot! So relaxing and beautiful- we enjoyed the antiques and our walk. Loved your doggies!
    Eve and Mike

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