Heat like a Beekman

Written by josh kilmer-purcell - January 03 2016

Comments

Candice
January 04 2016

I’m so in love with your home! Question is: Do you wanna adopt a 47 year old white woman? Ok, so maybe not! Keep doing what you do cause we all adore you!

Melissa Gross
January 03 2016

Hello gentlemen! I’ve quite enjoyed following your adventures since I first came across you on TV on Planet Green. I’ve read all of Josh’s books, thrice, and am grateful to be a virtual neighbor. This experiment was brilliant and I loved following along. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Barger
January 03 2016

Your home is beautiful. Have you thought about opening up the inside of your home for tours?

Jane
January 03 2016

And whose idea was this………?

Patricia Jones
January 03 2016

You guys don’t have enough layers on!!! I agree we live in houses TOO warm, but our ancestors dressed for cold houses and MODERN materials just don’t compare.

Linda Stone
January 03 2016

Thank you for a very enjoyable day! I have followed you all from your Amazing Race days….and still enjoy he journey! Happy New YearBeekman 1802!

Kerry
January 03 2016

If you do a final recap, now that the fires are out, please let us know that the furnaces kicked back in! I live not far from you and had mine die last February for about 3 days, I wouldn’t wish that one anyone.

Amber
January 03 2016

Sorry, auto correct, was supposed to say candids, not candies :)

Amber
January 03 2016

I love your candies you take on your farm, what kind of camera do you generally use?

Patricia Jones
January 03 2016

You guys don’t have enough layers on!!! I agree we live in houses TOO warm, but our ancestors dressed for cold houses and MODERN materials just don’t compare.

Cathy
January 03 2016

Thank you for sharing your day with us! Your dinner looked wonderful, and I’m sure it was! Enjoy your evening – cuddle with Onder to keep warm!

Dawn
January 03 2016

I noticed you had applesauce and hard cider made from your harvest. I have apple trees out back, though I have no idea what variety and we’ve only been here a year. Is it a difficult process to make cider? I don’t want to make hard cider, just the standard apple cider. And I would likely consume it fresh, rather than canning it.

Jane
January 03 2016

Just another thought……..how much difference in warmth would have shutters made? Do you have shutters?

Jane
January 03 2016

Would it be warmer to go to the barn and visit the goats?!

Jane
January 03 2016

Tinfoil………….is that historical or hysterical?!!!WWJD – What would Joanna do?

Debbie Duncan
January 03 2016

This was a great idea. Your home is so lovely. I have just over half the size of your home and it’s so hard to keep it warm…the heat goes upstairs and I always say the main house should be up and the bedrooms downstairs! I want to thank you for all the fun you bring. So many love you and you are not only neighbors you feel like family. <3

Melissa
January 03 2016

Was thinking…do you have “storm windows”?
And, secondly, mightn’t the Beekmans also have some sort of winter curtains (velvet perhaps) on the windows to keep out drafts?

Donna Carullo
January 03 2016

Yay! You are cooking with the fire. Love you guys

Janne
January 03 2016

But in 1802, didnt they keep the doors between the rooms closed? I would gess there was doors between each room, and they were kept closed to keep the warmth inside. I also wonder if the outer doors were double, like a very small “porch” inside the outer door. (Google translate says porch, I am not sure that is the right word. In norwegian its called a “wind-cathcer”).

Kate's Daughter
January 03 2016

I love your home, but everyone does, eh? I admire your willingness to be historically accurate! I think I’d try it too, at least once.

I agree about the tractor! 10 kids and servants indeed. A tractor is a fair trade off.

This sort of day is the stuff a nice television series is made of, yes? Yes, it is.

Looking forward to following along as you go!

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