This could be what people DON'T come to see in Tennessee. Extreme? Maybe, but.....
And in my own "backyard"!
It actually might have slipped by if you are not into tourism development, but the Tennessee Backroads Heritage fall dinner was held last night in Bell Buckle. OK, so.....
Tourism brings money into our community from all those lovely folks who come from somewhere else and then go home. We don't have to support them, educate them, increase taxes for them, etc.. They just spend their money enjoying what we can enjoy every day.
But something else has my attention and for those who know me, it will be quickly obvious why I am so upset about missing the dinner. State apiarist Mike Studer gave a presentation about bees and the importance of helping our local bee keepers.
OK, so..... Yikes! So much we enjoy (in addition to honey) is dependent on bees. Read the article in today's paper by John Carney to get the details or go to their web page http://www.t-g.com/story/2242741.html I believe it is even to the non-subscriber, so GO!
Then, com back and let's see what we can do to support the bees and beekeepers.