1802 Blogs

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    Art of Farming 2011

    BY:Josh and Brent

      Last year Brent worked with Sotheby’s and a dedicated team of chairpersons to create the first-ever auction of heirloom vegetables on the floor of an elite auction house.  The event raised half-a-million dollars to support local farms and educational programs. This year a portion of the proceeds for GrowNYC will be directed to help […]

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    Harvest Festival 2011

    BY:Josh and Brent

      When we started the Sharon Springs Harvest Festival two years ago, we dreamed it to be an occasion to celebrate the harvest from our local farmers and a day to bring the community together.   The first we were thrilled when 500 people showed up to the one day event.  Last year, imagine our surprise […]

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    The Chatter

    BY:Josh and Brent

      We’ve lobbied really hard for Garrison Keillor to give up life in Lake Wobegone and move to Sharon Springs,  but thus far he has not answered our letters or returned our calls. Sharon Springs has beautiful people and above-average children, too, so on to Plan B. What is a small town village without a […]

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    Help Our Neighbors Recover from Hurricane Flooding

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Most of you have heard about the devastation of several of the Beekman’s neighboring villages. Schoharie country, where we reside, was the hardest hit region of the storm. Rivers and creeks turned into raging torrents that demolished homes, farms, and Main Streets. We were very fortunate and sustained no major damage, but we’re asking you […]

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    Mary and the Storm

    BY:Mary Beekman

    Mary Beekman is a four-year-old ghost who resides in The Beekman Mansion, and considers Brent and Josh her “imaginary friends.” Follow Mary Beekman’s Diary each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America We are excited today because we are going to have a new little girl […]

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    Mary and Making Hay

    BY:Mary Beekman

      Mary Beekman is a four-year-old ghost who resides in The Beekman Mansion, and considers Brent and Josh her “imaginary friends.” Follow Mary Beekman’s Diary each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America The sun is hot in this early morning.  We have all been moving […]

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    Let’s Go to the Hop

    BY:Josh and Brent

      Around the middle of the 19th century, hops was one of the most important agricultural crops in upstate NY and people from urban areas would come to Schoharie County on vacation for the sole purpose of helping with the hop harvest.  No doubt, part of the draw was the fun and frolicking in the […]

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    Mary and Laundry

    BY:Mary Beekman

      Mary Beekman is a four-year-old ghost who resides in The Beekman Mansion, and considers Brent and Josh her “imaginary friends.” Follow Mary Beekman’s Diary each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America When it is laundry day, I have to stay far out of the […]

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    A Walk around the Garden

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

    It’s not you, it’s me. I’ve been a little quiet on “the Social Medias” lately, because, well, because all my spare time has been spent socializing with vegetables. (And the occasional bee and cabbage moth.)  Most everyone knows that the Beekman 1802 Vegetable Garden is my favorite spot in the whole world, and this time […]

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    Mary and Blackcaps

    BY:Mary Beekman

    Mary Beekman is a four-year-old ghost who resides in The Beekman Mansion, and considers Brent and Josh her “imaginary friends.” Follow Mary Beekman’s Diary each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America Step, step, march, march, in and out, up and down.  I am trying very […]

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