Ron and I went up to his parents’ farm in central Illinois for a family reunion last month. We picked up Route 66 at St. Louis and took it up to Litchfield. Best find: An antique store in an old school building near Livingston has amassed an impressive collection of oversized fiberglass kitsch.
There’s one more image after the jump. It’s cute, but I put it below the fold so it wouldn’t freak out my friend Marilyn, who is scared of stinging insects.
Speaking of bees, Ron found an ol’ boy about an hour from here who sells nucs. Serendipity: I really wanted to try Carniolans again, now that we’re in a slightly more forgiving climate. My plan was one colony of Italians, which I know will thrive just about anywhere, one colony of Carnies, and one colony of whatever else is available and sounds interesting. Lo and behold, the guy with the nucs is selling Italian-Carnie hybrids, so Ron reserved us a colony. Can’t wait to see how they do.
Really looking forward to spring.