For those of you who are soooo gosh darn sick and tired of this Beek freak stuff I got goin' on I'm reeeally sorryyy
It's just that they're livin' my dream kinda sorta
Not the reality show part, oh my gosh nooo, but growing a homespun business and making their dreams come true!
Pleeease don't X out yet...these pics are really pretty and we had a blast!
Our first empty nest date!
Josh was our tour guide
Telling us the history of the house and property
When I'm with Josh he's my favorite and then with Brent, he steals my heart :)
This trip I loveddd them both the same!
Soooo sweet and kind
FUNNY, charming and oh so grateful xox
Orangy White listening in
Josh showing us the Beekman crypt
...his thinking face
Crypts were temporary storage for the deceased during winter months until the Spring thaw when they could then be buried
The contents of this crypt holds tombstones and bones rescued from an adjacent family cemetery found in ruins
Right here I started surrounding Dave and I with some protective Light
Didn't want any of those Beekmans hitchin' a ride home on our backs or nothin'!
...or did I?
So very cool inside!
Chandelier hanging from the ceiling...with a birds nest in it!
Love the wall sconces too!
Orangy White sipping from an urn
Heart stone found by Josh and Brent while clearing brush. They haven't found the meaning yet
I'm SURE there is one
Back side of The Beekman
Where historic formal gardens are being planned
Getting ready to go into the barn
Farmer John asked that we didn't take any pictures because the flash scare the goats
I listened and didn't get any pics of John and Jason this time :(
...snuck this one...flashless John I swear
Look who I found outside when everyone was in the barn!
I have such a thinggg for stone walls!!
Michael Whaling was the stonemason master artist for the Beekman garden wall
The wall includes a mix of riverbed stone, rare red and yellow granite, fossils from the Devonian era, and slate from the Sharon Springs Bathhouse. There are stone seats and an embedded blue bird bath.
My dream...Dave, is to have a stone wall made out front...Dave, where people can put folded prayers and wishes between the cracks!
My kind of garden
Neat, organized, and no dirt in the toes!
If you weeded you got to have some Beekman 1802 garden gloves!
Honest John Dave doin' his part
I did mine too. Kinda sorta, maybe...it was HOT
Looking up at the Windspire
Powers the barn and the goat milking!
We sooo want one!
While Dave was lookin' at boy stuff I was looking HERE
Doesn't it look like one of those Bible Paradise pictures? Even the bird on the wire!
Walking out to the pond
"Our" house through the willows
Thinking after sooo much time we'd betterrr leave
...the weeding! ;)
One last spin
Oooo look who caught us!
Josh came down and gave us a hug and said mayyybe they'll see us HERE Valentines Day!
Josh's dear parents. Greeters and Well Wishers
The apple sure doesn't fall far from this tree!
Cuute and funnyyy!
Next stop The Mercantile
Posing for pics ALLLL day long!
We didn't have the heart to ask him
Just chatted awhile on the porch
Megan and Maria
They make The Mercantile shine with those smiles and wonderful warm hospitality!
AGAIN I didn't get one
WHAT is wrong with me?!
Will never ever get enough of this shop
Out at the farm I gave Josh some Hidden Pond Farm pantry things and he said he always loves my packaging
It's THEIR packaging that made my heart skip a beat from the beginning!!
Vendors set up on the lawn next to The American Hotel
He was great
After that straight faced pic he started posing every which way :)
Look at that wool!
Michelle "The Pink Stuff " Lady!
And local Realtor :)
...the house we looked at in the Fall went for in the 60,000.00's!
Landreth Seed Company
The OLDEST Seed House in America!
My favorite booth
Dave talkin' 'mater plants with the owner
Bought one of these!
...our girls gave us a gift certificate there for Christmas!
We're planning on using it in the Fall :)
On our way out of town we took a spin down the side streets to see what may have changed since our last visit. Found The New York House!
A new Historic B&B that just opened! Owned by Kelly and Bruce Button
So pretty and comforting inside!
Dining room with Pool Table and Bar
Kelly and Bruce were sooo nice!
Stop by and say Hi!
How we felt by the end of the day
Hot, tired, and HAPPY
Makin' believe we own the joint