At our community garden, there are beautiful fruit trees that are loved and treated well and never sprayed. Nothing in our garden is.
And there are bees that visit these beautiful fruit trees.
And in August, when one of our local Farmers’ Markets FINALLY opens, you can buy their beautiful honey.
The First Spring Honey is pale and lovely and minty and one of the most intensely wonderful things I’ve ever tasted.
Now I know, I KNOW, many of you are strict vegans, and I COMPLETELY respect that, but I have a thing for these little guys and their products.
There is something about participating in a very small, small circle of life that feeds us both.
This year, in his own small patch of garden, my son is planting flowers.
Not so much because he likes honey, but because to him, it is the right thing.