By KATE COLEMAN
James Cramer recently was enjoying some real "country living" at his home in Keedysville. He was anxious and excited about his hen, Priscilla, hatching eggs for the first time.
Cramer, Country Living magazine editor-at-large for decorating and design, will be at the Senior Fair, Wednesday, May 7, at Ramada Inn & Convention Center on Dual Highway in Hagerstown. Cramer and his partner, Dean Johnson, will be on hand to sign copies of "Country Living Seasons at Seven Gates Farm," the book that features the one-acre farmstead where Cramer and Johnson live and work. Their Yorkshire terrier, Elijah, also will greet Senior Fair visitors.
Seven Gates Farm, believed to date from about 1830, originally was owned by the Wyand family and spanned 250 acres. Cramer, who hails from Walkersville, Md., and Johnson, a native of Tennessee, came to Keedysville in 1984 to look at another property but bought the brick house and an acre of ground instead.