Can a gay couple fresh from the city
live happily on a goat farm?
We'll find out Wednesday at 9PM ET as
cabler Green Planet premieres The
Fabulous Beekman Boys.
The reality series follows city
dwellers Dr. Brent Ridge and author Josh Kilmer-Purcell as they
create a self-sustaining organic farm in upstate New York. Their
creation is a new lifestyle brand called Beekman 1802. Already on
sale on the Internet is an artisan cheese made from goat milk
called Blaak, several varieties of goat milk soap and heirloom seed
While Kilmer-Purcell, who wrote about
his experience in The Bucolic Plague: From Drag Queen to Goat
Farmer, is in it only part-time, spending his weekdays in New
York City where he works as an ad executive, Ridge, a self-proclaimed
perfectionist, has settled into the simpler life for good.
But the couple soon finds out it's not
so simple as they tackle raising 80 goats, two pigs, a dozen chickens
and a narcissistic llama.
“They bought the farm … literally!”
Fenton Bailey, executive producer of Worlds of Wonder, which is
producing the show, said, referring to the Beekman farm. “From
wrapping 14,000 bars of organic goat milk soap to organizing a
harvest festival to benefit the nearby town of Sharon Springs, Brent
and Josh have their work cut out for them, 24/7.”
What's most endearing about the series
is the fact that the men are not afraid to show affection for one
another on camera, which turns the entire show from a look at two men
making a go at a new business venture, to a look at how their