1802 Blogs

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    Mary Cooks

    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 Father likes mincemeat pie the best.  It takes a long time to make.  […]

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    2011 Harvest Festival Photo Tour

    BY:Josh and Brent

      The hardest working village in America pulled it off once again! For the 2011 Harvest Festival this past weekend, Sharon Springs (population 547) swelled to over 10 times its size…which roughly matches the size of its heart.  Though the weather forecast called for two straight days of rain, we all consulted our Farmers Almanacs […]

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    The Farmer’s Prayer

    BY:Josh and Brent

    For every special event in Sharon Springs, we try to decorate the windows of the Mercantile with an appropriate theme. The Mercantile is housed in an old hotel building and not a storefront with traditional plate glass.   Instead we have a long row of windows and storm windows. Because window decorations are both temporary and […]

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    Reviews are In

    BY:Josh and Brent

      We think the Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook is the most beautiful, practical, and best-valued cookbook to be released this year, but don’t just take our word for it.  See what others are saying:               The Beekman Boys, aka Kilmer-Purcell and Ridge, two former city dwellers who share tales […]

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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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