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    Mary’s Mittens

    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 wind was coming from the south today and the snow was beginning to […]

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    Mary and the Baby Goats

    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 I have a long lesson to learn today.  It is in my spelling book […]

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    New! Now! Next!

    BY:Josh and Brent

    How excited were the Fabulous Beekman Boys to be nominated for a New Now Next Award?  VERY! We haven’t decided whether we’d prefer to be “new”, “now”, or “next”, but we’ll take what we can get. It’s a thrill to be nominated, but… You can cast your vote for the show by clicking right here!

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    A Walk to Remember

    BY:Dr. Brent

    I grew up in a fairly conservative environment where Christian messaging was as common and seamlessly a part of this American life as the cadre of celebrity self-help gurus are today.   (Along with the Boy Scouts, Vacation Bible School, the Super Friends cartoon hour on ABC Saturday morning, and a couple of schoolyard brawls, I […]

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    PolkaSpot Adopts!

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Polka Spot Fosters Rescue Llama. Bring your donations and come meet the Beekman Boys, Saturday January 29th from noon to 3 at the Beekman Mercantile on Main Street in Sharon Springs. PolkaSpot came to Beekman Farm when she and her mother were adopted from a neighboring farm that was shutting down. This is why when […]

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    “Fabulous” Fans

    BY:Josh and Brent

    We were busy wrapping up filming of Season 2 and couldn’t make the recent performance of Sharon Jones in Albany, but because we knew she was a fan of the Fabulous Beekman Boys, we sent a wheel of Blaak and a jar of onion jam which the band devoured before the show. Sharon recently opened […]

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    Mary’s Valentine

    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 There is much activity in our house today.  It has been lightly snowing out […]

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    How does our garden grow?

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Q. I’m trying to avoid pressure treated wood, but cedar is so expensive. What kind of lumber did you use? A. Yes, please avoid pressure treated wood, which contains toxic chemicals that leach into the soil, and your plants. We used rough-hewn, 2-inch-thick, local hemlock from a nearby lumber mill. We know we’ll have to […]

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    A Homemade Dibble

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

      One of our B. 1802 craftsmen has created a slightly more manageable dibble than will make any home gardener’s work easier.  Check it out in the Mercantile by clicking here In case you haven’t noticed, we’re sometimes a sort of perfectionists. Usually perfectionism creates more work. But sometimes we find a serendipitous approach, or […]

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    Easy Durable Raised Bed Trellising

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Many of our favorite vegetables in the Beekman Heirloom Vegetable Garden require some sort of trellising – tomatoes, beans, peas, melons, cucumbers. When we put in our raised garden two years ago, we were determined to devise a trellising system that was easy to assemble, and would last for years. We were sick of weaving […]

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