Friday, September 25, 2015

Beekman 1802 Farm Tour and a giveaway


We had a wonderful time on our tour of Beekman Farm.  We were shuttled by bus from downtown Sharon Springs to the farm where we quickly learned this was a family affair.  We were greeted by Josh's dad, Brent's mom and ├ľnder the pup.


If you ever watched the Fabulous Beekman Boys , you no doubt recognize this grand back porch.


Since it was harvest season, our guide generously offered everyone to grab an apple from a tree to enjoy while we toured the grounds.


We saw the Beekman crypt.


Behind the crypt was a heart shaped rock where they say if you kiss by it, your love will last forever.  Of course the Mr and I snuck a smooch!


The view of the home is just breath taking.  I can only imagine how beautiful it is in the spring when everything is in bloom.


Brent's mom took us over to the barn to see Farmer John.


...and of course the delightful goats!  They were all so cute.


The one on the lower left had a nice time nibbling my apple juice soaked fingers and the other goat would get jealous when I pet anyone but him (her?).

Then if you're a fan, you know this diva, Polka Spot the llama.


She seriously has a presence when she walks in and she looked at everyone like "excuse me, I'm here now, let the picture taking commence."

Then it was time to go to Josh's favorite spot, the veggie garden.




The wild flowers by the fence were beckoning on our way to meet one of the beekeepers.


One of the hens peeked her head out to see who was at the door.


When you buy a ticket to the tour, they don't boot you out as soon as it's over, you're allowed to stick around and enjoy the grounds until the last bus runs.  So the Mr and I sat on the grass by the pond and listened to the rustling of the weeping willow trees.


Then we hiked up wedding hill and took in another sweeping vista.  In a few weeks, this will be bursting with fall color.  I'm so jealous!


├ľnder watched on as we showed ourselves to the bus and began mentally planning our return trip in the future.


Now for a little surprise!

I picked up The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook at their store and ran upstairs and had the boys sign it for a lucky reader!


If you'd like to enter to win, just comment here or on Facebook with the phrase "BOOK ME!"

The winner will be revealed next Friday, October 2nd with the What I'm Reading This Week links.

I hope you enjoyed the virtual tour and consider making a trip to Sharon Springs during the Harvest Festival!

If you'd like to keep up with Brent and Josh and every living thing on the farm, they share beautiful photos and their adventures on their Facebook,  Twitter and Instagram.  If you want some awesome products from their store, you can shop online.  (If you're new to the site, you can enter your email address for a 15% discount!)

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22 comments:

  1. It was a great experience and one I highly recommend anyone taking if they get the chance. Good luck to everyone who wants to win the book. They'll definitely enjoy it, that book is really well done!

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  2. BOOK ME!
    Have an awesome weekend!

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  3. BOOK ME!

    I have Beekman on my growing list of things to see the next time I'm in that part of the country. It'll take me six months to do it all, lol. And they ship to Canada! Score! Making a list of what I want to try right now!

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  4. book me! I can't pass up the chance to win that.

    It sounds like a trip well worth it. I love goats and llamas.

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  5. book me please!

    I think I may have to take a trip out there. It looks gorgeous!
    I've never heard of these guys before these last few days on your blog (yes I live under a rock) so I'm off to google!

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  6. Oh holy cow!!! BOOK ME!!!! I've told my husband we need to take a vacation there and just forget to come back home! :D

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  7. BOOK ME!

    I loved them on The Amazing Race!

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  8. Oh this looks just darling! Just the kind of place I'd want to visit and roam around at. I am so glad you guys had such a great time and could unwind and relax. And that pooch was so stinking cute! Thanks for sharing these terrific pics!

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  9. I love the Beekman Boys and wish their show was still on the air. Will definitely have to attend this event in the future....and Book Me!

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  10. Place looks lovely and would love to visit someday....please Book Me :)

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  11. Book me!! Loved hearing about your trip & must plan to do it myself.

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