If you have been reading our blog, or know us personally, then you know that there are some definite parallels here. Trading urban lifestyle in for rural, switching to more natural living, making goat milk soap (oh wait, that's just them). When we stumbled upon their show in 2009 it fueled the fire to eventually move out and give this a try. Brent, who was previously a doctor, also worked for Martha Stewart and Josh is a business executive and author. This post is about his latest book which is an "unconventional memoir" about their move titled: "The Bucolic Plague" by Josh Kilmer-Purcell. Click the link and amazon has a sweet deal that lasts until June 21 offering the hardback book for only $10!
I have had the book for only an hour and I am already on chapter three. It is informative, easy to read, and hilarious. I must throw in a disclaimer that I do not work for the Beekman boys, I just am a huge fan of what they do and what they represent. Here is one excerpt that I think is a good representation of what the book is all about. After their real estate agent (Michelle) gives them a tour of the mansion...
"That's everything inside," Michelle said. "Would you like to see the crypt?"
"The what?" I said.
"The crypt," she repeated. "The Beekman Family Crypt. It's just in the side yard."
Of course I wanted to see the crypt. Who wouldn't? I wondered how she described that in the real estate listing. "Historic Mansion, 5BDRM / 5BA / 7 FP / 1 CRPT". (p. 30).
Truly a great read and I like it even more because it relates so well to our situation here on the Edge. The Lohmeier family homesteads our land starting in 1889, which for Nebraska history (Nebraska received statehood in 1867) is pretty significant. Our barn was built as it stands today in 1889, the house came shortly thereafter. History intrigues me and the Beekman was established in 1802 which is even more historical. Truly a great read and a great father's day, I hope everyone had a great day!