|photo from beekman1802.com I just want to hug these cuties!|
Josh Kilmer-Purcell is the author. He and his boyfriend head to upstate New York for their seventh annual apple picking weekend when they put on "their best Ralph Lauren plaids". Being a designer, a gardener and lover of outdoors I already am enjoying this story a few pages in. On their way back to the city they loose their way and land in Sharon Springs. A historic town west of Albany. They see a beautiful, very old mansion and it is getting dark. The rest as they say is history. Briefly, these guys work in the city. Josh as a writer and works in advertising; Brett, his boyfriend, is a physician and works at Martha Stewart Living. They end up buying the Beekman Mansion right before the recession hit in 2008. The book is about their first year at the mansion. Trying to keep the mansion up and running, bringing in goats, building an heirloom garden all while maintaining their relationship and shuttling back and forth to the city for their regular paying jobs.
Beekman1802.com now has a gorgeous variety of items to purchase from their mercantile. Videos of the goats are ridiculously cute and there also are a few more books out about the Beekman Mansion, mainly cooking and dessert. You can learn about farming, gardening, decor and animals.
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A good read! I loaned it to a friend so we shall see if she agrees!
Have you read this book or seen their show, the Beekman Boys?
What do you think?