Six sweet things.

Simple sweetness. {Clean.}

Today I'm thankful for the small magical things that make life sweet.

1. The bird-catching ninja that is my girl.

2. A weekend spent with my mom and dad, here on the farm.

Simple sweetness. {Clean.}

3. Homemade banana popsicles in the freezer. (Recipe from here, subbing coconut sugar. Plastic-free molds can be found here.)

Simple sweetness. {Clean.}

4. A dozen tiny, precious jars of cherry-almond preserves. (I used my honey-sweetened strawberry jam recipe but subbed cherries and added a splash of almond extract just before jarring.)

Oh, my. These are like gold.

Simple sweetness. {Clean.}

5. These hard to photograph but easy to love tomato cages that Pete and I made out of concrete reinforcing wire.

Strong, stable, tall, and no tying required. For the first time ever our tomatoes will be up off the ground before it's too late!

Simple sweetness. {Clean.}

6. And best of all, honeybees in the garden! I've been waiting for years, and they are finally here.

Simple sweetness.

And so much gratitude.

What's on your list?




14 thoughts on “Six sweet things.

  1. Natalie says:

    I’ve been making some banana popsicles like these recently too. I use coconut milk instead of the dairy (and less than called for in this recipe), and just a touch of maple syrup instead of sugar. Maple syrup is sooo good with bananas. What a treat on a hot day.

  2. KC says:

    That last image makes me so happy! I used to have those popsicle molds and I loved them! I’ll buy them again in a flash. Or the french equivalent anyway!

  3. Angie says:

    Oooo, bees!!! You’re lucky. 😀 I absolutely LOVE the little bird. <3 My wife and I have a cockatiel and two budgies (plus two cats and a fish) and birds are SUCH interesting souls. 😀

  4. Karen says:

    That list pretty much covers all the bases.
    My list includes – my girl who keeps the bean plants picked ensuring a steady supply for snacking on, the three chipmunks that have moved into our backyard, berry season entering full-swing, my urban homestead beginning, my sewing machine activity and last but not least, our weekend spent by the water.
    Yay, summer.

  5. Angie says:

    1) an icy cold river just a hop, skip & a jump away to bring relief on hot days
    2) new baby guinea chicks in my barn
    3) a week of fullness with my family
    4) new adventures on the horizon
    5) ripping apart my bathroom
    6) slowly putting the bathroom back together again


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