Monday, April 25, 2011

The Fabulous Beekman Boys

Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge, aka "The Fabulous Beekman Boys"

I have a new favorite program: “The Fabulous Beekman Boys.” I read about these guys on a couple of other blogs, so I had to check them out to see if all of the tales of fabulousness were true. And, yes, they are! 

 The Beekman Mansion and Farm, Sharon Springs, New York.

Their program is on Planet Green TV, which if you don’t have this cable channel, you can watch episodes for free On Demand. Anyhoo, the Beekman Boys are Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge, two city guys who found a beautiful mansion and farm in upstate New York and are trying to make a go of it by selling goat milk products, as well as other goods inspired by their farm living. Their product line is Beekman 1802.


After becoming so enamored with the boys, I just had to order Josh’s book on my Kindle last night. The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers – An Unconventional Memoir, is a hilarious account of their efforts to purchase the farm and make a go of it in the country. Along the way, both men lost their jobs during the peak of the recession; but rest assured, they bounced back. If you like David Sedaris, you’ll really like this book. Josh is a former drag queen turned ad executive. Brent is a doctor, who also served as vice president of healthy living for Martha Stewart Omnimedia. So, with ties to Martha and the world of drag queens, it’s never a dull moment with these two.

I think I may have to purchase the first season of “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” on DVD. I’ve only seen a few episodes of season two via On Demand and they are such fun. If you can, be sure to check it out.

I hope everyone had a blessed Easter. Our weekend was full of a variety of activities leading up to the special day. It was wonderful spending time with family and watching the kids’ excitement over their Easter baskets. I could have done without the endless rain, though. It would have been nice to release our sugar-filled kids into the great outdoors yesterday afternoon. Oh, well. The basement had to suffice.


Happy Easter Monday!Images from www.beekman1802.com and www.planetgreen.discovery.com

13 comments:

Town and Country Mom said...

I am going to check these guys out--they sound like a lot of fun. Glad you had a happy Easter, too!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I have read about it too and it sounds like a fun show! AND..have you checked out their website? They have all sorts of cool things for sale.

annechovie said...

Looks very interesting! Have a great week! xx

Tote said...

It sounds like a great book to read. I should probably check it out.

Have a great week.

Susan

Ella said...

That sounds like a perfect program for me! I haven't heard of it before but I hope that it also will be possible to watch here.

David said...

Love love love this show! The book is great as well! Great post...

pittsburghprepster said...

This looks awesome! I'm going to have to start watching!

teresa-bug said...

I LOVE these boys! Love! I also loved the book. I am glad you are enjoying them as well. : )

Jo said...

Have to check this one out ~ sounds great!

Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter.

Jo

kayce hughes said...

That looks like fun.

Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

LOVE this show! I have watched since the very beginning and it has so much substance and not as much fluff. The website is delicious!

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

I love that you're loving it!!!

About Last Weekend said...

You said the magic words. David Sedari, my favourite. Also love Bill Bryson, writer in the same vein...