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    Mary and Spring

    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 Mother and I went to Nell’s house for a visit.  Our mothers were talking […]

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    Hair of the Llama Cocktail

    BY:Eben Klemm

        I know this is the first week of Spring, but that’s a bit hard to visualize in upstate New York right now.  Those white flakes falling by my window are not of a substance I or anybody associates with the first day of spring.  That’s why my first round of spring cocktails look […]

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    Sorting My Seeds

    BY:Zone 9 Deputy Gardener Laurie Gore

    Planning a vegetable garden takes a lot of things into consideration, many of which there just isn’t room to talk about here today so I’m going to confine my comments to getting some seeds into the ground. This is the first week of March and in San Diego County that means the tail end of […]

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    Mad (Soil) Science

    BY:Zone 9 Deputy Gardener Laurie Gore

    Getting the Low Down on Dirt…. The truth is you don’t have to be a biologist, a geologist, or a chemist to be a good gardener but you should pay some attention to a few things early on to assure all your hard work turns into a good harvest later. One of the simplest things […]

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    Ba Ba, Black Sheep

    BY:Josh and Brent

    “Goats are like dogs, sheep are like cats,” said Farmer John when I told him of our plans to add to the Beekman menagerie It’s true.  As much as you would like the  sheep to give you kisses like the goats do, they are, in fact, a bit… sheepish. There are very few flocks of […]

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    Dark Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies with Orange.

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

      I don’t know how many people know this, but Toll House is one of my advertising clients. How lucky am I? Yep, I can ask for packages of morsels any time I want. For “research,” of course. Purely for research. But even if they weren’t a client of mine, I’ve got to admit that […]

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    Seeds in the mail!

    BY:Zone 9 Deputy Gardener Laurie Gore

    Laurie Gore is the Official Zone 9 Deputy Gardener. Gardening in Southern California is different than in northern parts of the country. We have no winter break from planting, weeding, pruning, and all the other chores. I’m really sorry we don’t. I have read about other gardeners who spend the snowy winter months planning every […]

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    Warming Up

    BY:Dr. Brent

    This has been a brutal winter at Beekman Farm, and even if we had the thermostat set to 90 and every fireplace in the house roaring, I don’t think we could have fully combated the bone chilling temperatures outside. Fortunately, we know a few tricks (other than hot chocolate and whiskey) that can help keep […]

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    Meet The Official Beekman Heirloom Gardeners!

    BY:Josh and Brent

    As our “World’s Largest Community Garden” partnership with Williams-Sonoma gets underway, we asked gardeners from around the country to submit their qualifications to become an “Official Beekman Heirloom Gardener.” We wanted to enlist one gardener from each growing zone to help more novice gardeners with questions they ask in our garden forums. We were swamped […]

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    Bloomin’ Memories

    BY:Josh and Brent

    The guiding principle of Beekman 1802 is “a shared experience in seasonal living”.  One of the reasons we partnered with Williams-Sonoma to create the world’s largest “community” garden was to inspire new gardeners and get those experienced with dirty hands to share their accumulated wisdom. Throughout the season-long project (click here to learn more) we’re […]

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