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    Mary’s Thanks Gifting

    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. Thanksgiving Day is the most important holiday of the year. We have all been […]

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    Mary Faces Autumn

    BY:Mary Beekman

    Father said the days are getting cool enough to think about providing meat for the winter ahead. Mother is not fond of this time of year.  She says the thin, cold smell of metal lingers over the barn and yard for a long time.  I keep to the house and do my lessons.   Josh and […]

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    Putting Down Roots

    BY:Dr. Brent

    Many of you have noticed that my “To & From” entries have become few and far between.  When I first started penning those missives, the farm was a weekend project.  Though I would think about the farm constantly, the 2 hour train trip to and from provided the void of distraction necessary to plan and […]

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    Mary’s Mark

    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 my brother had a birthday, he received a pocket knife from Father.  Girls […]

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    Something About Mary

    BY:Josh and Brent

    You may be a frequent reader about all of the plant and animal life at Beekman Farm, but do you really know how it all started? Every week, our little ghost girl, Mary Beekman, gives us some insight into life in Sharon Springs at the turn of the 19th century. Spend some time reading the […]

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    Mary Saves Time

    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. SMACK, THUD, SMACK, THUD.  Those are the sounds that woke me up today.  My […]

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    Mary Makes Butter

    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. Come, butter, come, Come, butter, come, Mary stands at the gate, Waiting for a […]

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    Mary’s Cure

    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 women who helped with the wash said their hands were chapped. Sometimes my […]

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    Mary Prepares for Winter

    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 has been snow falling for two days now.   Father decided it would be […]

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    Mary’s Lessons

    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. Josh and Brent both like my lesson book.  Josh finds pleasure in the pictures […]

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