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    Reading List for Winter

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

    January and February are the last big reading months on the farm. Other than daily clean-up and keeping the fireplace stoked, there aren’t a lot of chores. Soon, though, baby goats will arrive, the garden will thaw, and something will no doubt need to be painted. Until then, however, I’m going to curl up and […]

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    Brent’s List for January

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

    As many of you know, Brent’s famous for making lists for me. I thought I’d share with you a few of the things he wants me to accomplish at the farm this month. The combination of getting so many lists along with being genetically lazy has made me a sort of expert at chore shortcuts. […]

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    Hoarfrost -a dress rehearsal for Spring.

    BY:Josh and Brent

    This morning we were going about our morning business when Brent noticed that something looked a little different outside. This time of year we sometimes avoid looking out the window. The weather is fairly monotonous and bleak, and there’s still a long way to go until it changes. But, as if to teach us a […]

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    Snowy Day Candy

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Kids love the idea of a snow day, and how fun is it when mom actually LET’S them bring snow inside the house?  (Didn’t you ever try to preserve snowballs in a ziplock bag in the freezer?) This is what intrigued us about this recipe submitted by one of the contestants in our Beekman 1802 […]

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    Potatoes Newman

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Although this has long been our favorite way to prepare potatoes, we’ve never had a proper name for them. We kept calling them “those potatoes that Jane made.” “Jane” is “Jane Newman,” a former colleague of ours who has since moved to Africa and begun a tremendous charity project.  But if we’re going to post […]

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    No Recipe Soup


    I had a friend, with whom I used to cook quite often, who would never stray from a recipe. If a specified ingredient were unavailable, he preferred to change the menu. When I would make a substitution or try a variation, the results were always viewed with deep suspicion.  It was as though there were […]

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    Mary’s Snowglobe

    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. It is snowing here and the wind is blowing every where…………..even down the chimney. […]

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    Christmas Wishes That Last the Ages.

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

    Some people who saw our Country Living Holiday feature noticed the collection of vintage holiday post cards lining our dining room mantle. This was something we did our very first Christmas at the Beekman when we had few furnishings, and even fewer decorations. I remembered the stack of various holiday post cards in the attic […]

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    ‘Twas the Night

    BY:Josh and Brent

    ‘Twas two years ago In old Sharon Springs Two boys did appear, Along with their things. City slickers turned farmers Who hadn’t a clue But Farmer John and the internet Taught them what to do. They were bested by pigs And challenged by llama, But in their fabulous way They handled the drama. Tonight! Josh […]

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    Holidays at Beekman 1802

    BY:Josh and Brent

    At Beekman 1802 we work hard to design and create items that are of exceptional quality.  If you would like to make us a part of your holidays this year, please visit the online outpost of our Mercantile.  Click here. Remember that the last day to order for guaranteed Christmas shipping is Dec 16.  NOTE:  […]

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