1802 Blogs

  • Mary and Blackcaps

    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 Step, step, march, march, in and out, up and down.  I am trying very […]

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  • Bee-ginning and End

    BY:Dr. Brent

    Photo credit: Keatley Garvey I heard a fly buzz when I died; The stillness round my form Was like the stillness in the air Between the heaves of storm.   In high school, when first introduced to Emily Dickenson, I remember thinking how sad that the end-sum of an entire life, no matter how graceful […]

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  • Wining & Dining

    BY:Josh and Brent

      Dining al fresco is one of the real pleasures of the summer season, and if all is timed just-right, the last crumb is consumed and last drop drank just as the sun sinks beneath the western hills. Pot-luck dinners instill a sense of camaraderie and community like no other occasion (and insure that no […]

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  • Mary and the Palm

    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 Nell and her Mother and Grandmother visited us at home today.  Nell’s grandmother came […]

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  • Mary and Strawberries

    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 calls it sunshine in a jar.  Whatever berries we cannot eat up, Mother […]

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  • Summer Pond Reading

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

      Several people have asked why we haven’t put out a reading list since winter. We’ll be honest…we don’t get much reading done during planting season. But now that summer’s arrived, we’ve been spending a little time with books down by the pond in our favorite chairs. So rather than a Summer Beach Read List, […]

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  • Summer Sundays at the Beach

    BY:Mary Kay Andrews

      Our Guest Blogger this month is longtime Beekman friend and New York Times Bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews. She’s written oodles of bestsellers, and is one of our favorite “Beach Read” writers (Even though our beach is a pond.) We thought some of you might find it interesting to compare our Summer Farm living […]

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  • 2011 Garden Party in Pictures

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

      This is my favorite time of year in Sharon Springs! (Ok, I know I say that every season.) The 2nd annual Garden Party that occurred over Memorial Day weekend marked the beginning of the summer season in Sharon Springs. The village has a long tradition as a summer destination – at the turn of […]

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  • Battling the Invaders

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

      Isn’t it amazing what we pretend to forget every year? “Oh, I won’t plant the tomato plants six feet apart. They’ll never grow that big.” “I don’t need to cover the strawberries with straw. It’ll probably be a mild winter.” “It’s too hot to wear long sleeve and pants while weed-whacking.” It’s that last […]

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  • Watch and Repeat

    BY:Josh and Brent

      It’s no lie.  World of Wonder and Planet Green made a TV show that you REALLY can watch over and over again!!  Now you have no excuse not to share your addiction with your family and friends. Grab some cheese, some caramel and maybe a cocktail and have yourself a “fabulous” party! Click here […]

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