1802 Blogs

  • Mary and Autumn Morning

    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 was cold in my bedroom when I woke up.  And it […]

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  • Haunted Houses

    BY:Josh and Brent

    When you drive around Otsego and Schoharie Counties you see lots of evidence of the area’s history.  As one of the first “settled” parts of a young country, remnants of the growth of America march right along with you. Photographer Richard Walker has beautifully documented some of this history. Whether you believe in haunted houses […]

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  • Tarred Heels

    BY:Josh and Brent

    On a visit to the Williams-Sonoma in Greensboro, NC, for a cookbook signing, we had time to visit with Brent’s family.  We each gained 5 pounds that weekend and both returned to the farm with Southern accents.

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  • 5 Beautiful Things


    Fall Foliage For northerners, the consolation prize for the penalty of winter is the autumn foliage. Anyone who lives in Canada or the northern United States will tell you that the natural highlight of October is the golden and crimson canopy that sways above our roadways and paths, sprinkling colorful offerings to coat the ground […]

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  • In Memory of

    BY:Dr. Brent

    “The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live.” ~ Joan Borysenko     As a medical student and then a physician, what drew me to older patients was, of all things, history. How else as a young adult could I have had tangible access to witnesses to the Holocaust, the […]

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  • Sing. Sing a Song

    BY:History Boys

      The Cherry Valley Community Facilities Corporation (CVCFC) is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to the concepts of community, education, and cultural enrichment. Originally formed for the purpose of restoring the abandoned Cherry Valley school building after the school’s merger with Springfield and relocation to another site, CVCFC now participates in or provides facilities for a […]

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  • The October 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 small […]

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  • Martha’s Amazing Race Tips

    BY:Dr. Brent

    Martha Stewart shares some helpful packing tips with Brent and Josh for The Amazing Race.

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  • Climbing Vroman’s Nose

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

    We recently took a hike up one of Schoharie County’s most famous landmarks: “Vroman’s Nose.”

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  • Top 10 things I’ve Learned From Goats

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

    10. Don’t butt heads with anyone who has bigger horns. 9. The grass is always greener when someone else cuts it, bales it, and totes it over to where you’re already lying down. 8. Better the same old milking hands every day than getting used to a whole new set of callouses. 7. If you’re […]

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