Online Edition No.34 October 2006
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Inn at Buck Hollow Farm Newsletter


Hi again everyone.  Gizmo here.
Last month I heard from one of my fan club members who explained that she used my monthly journals to teach creative writing. Her students can't wait to hear from me and even call her during the summer for Gizmo updates.

Creative writing ? I'm not sure how I feel about this. On the one paw it's a good feeling to get compliments. On the other paws, I don't create the news, I only report it. What I hear, smell and see and feel is what I pass along to you, my faithful readers. It's not an easy job, I work like a dog to find interesting things to report.  So, I'm starting my own Doggy Dictionary, word translations from canines. This month's word:

Bicycles: Two-wheeled exercise machines, invented for dogs to control body fat. To get maximum aerobic benefit, you must hide behind a bush and dash out, bark loudly and run alongside for a few yards. The rider swerves and falls into the bushes, and you prance away.
Anyhow, thanks for reading and writing back.  I check the screen daily.

Love  Gizmo

Banana Yogurt Pancakes

Occasionally we have guests with special dietary needs. Here is a great recipe for those who are diabetic or on a low carb diet.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 packet sugar substitute
1 tbsp baking soda
1 cup fat free plain yogurt
1 large very ripe banana, mashed
1/2 cup skim milk
4 egg whites beaten to soft peaks
butter flavor cooking spray
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Combine the flour, sugar substitute, and baking soda in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
2. Add the yogurt, banana, milk, oil, and vanilla. Stir until just moistened. Gently fold in the beaten egg whites to complete the batter. Lightly coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Working in batches and using a ladle, make 4 inch pancakes. Cook until the bottom is browned and bubbles come to the top of the cakes. Turn and continue to cook until browned. Keep warm while you cook the rest of the pancakes. Yield: 18 pancakes

Boyden Valley Winery

"Celebration of the Vine"
The Harvest Festival is held in late September and includes a variety of events, from wine tasting to live music, with activities that will appeal to all ages. For information, please visit Boyden Valley Winery or call 802-644-8151.

Harvest Festival


This month in keeping with autumn harvest we will be featuring a local institution the Boyden Valley Winery. Open year round, visitors are invited to experience the wine making process from vine to bottle. Join them for their Harvest Festival-Celebration of the Vine. (details below)

Located in a restored 1825 carriage barn on their family farm, the Boyden Valley Winery is steeped in the culture and agricultural heritage of Vermont’s Green Mountains. From 8000 grapevines and 100 acres of maple trees,  meticulously tended by their family for four generations, they craft wines that feature only the finest locally grown fruit from the loamy soils of the Lamoille River Valley. The care with which they’ve nurtured their farm for 100 years lends itself to traditional winemaking techniques, producing wines clean to the palate and balanced. All of their wines are fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to produce elegant, lively whites, and medium bodied reds full with character. Aged in time–honored French Oak casks their cellars yield mature, European–style wines.

For more information visit Boyden Valley Winery


 We still have a few openings for our Thanksgiving Dinner Special,  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".  For our menu, check Last Months Newsletter                Gizmo anxiously awaits your arrival

Brad & Jacquie


10/7/06 through 10/8/06, Essex Junction
Champlain Valley Antiques Festival: Vermont's largest indoor antique and collectible show. 190 quality diversified dealers and 40 dealers in room settings. Champlain Valley Exposition (105 Pearl Street) Saturday, 10-5 pm Sunday, 10-4 pm. Admission. 781-862-4039 or 802-878-5545 Web Site

24th Annual Quilt Show - A Symphony of QuiltsNovember  4-5 Shelburne Sponsored by the Champlain Valley Quilters Guild of Vermont. Shelburne Farms Coach Barn (Harbor Road) 10-5 pm. Admission. 802-253-4897 or 802-859-9810 Web Site

Guest Comments

"We've had a wonderful time. The breakfasts were EXCELLENT- and we enjoyed all the other special touches...did I mention the homemade maple ice cream? Patsy & Art, Austin, TX

"Thank you for a wonderful escape from the heat in Georgia- your hospitality rivals anything we have in the South. We will return next year Gizmo & Utah Bill & Julie,Georgia

"A wonderful, wonderful experience!! We'll definitely be back!! Gizmo & Utah were exceptional hosts. And Gizmo is a topnotch Hikemaster.Donna, Lisa, Anna

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