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Mary's Cart

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This video gives you a little history behind what John is now calling Mary's Cart.
John has been biking and building bike and hand carts for most of our married life (As of today 44 years).
When we lived in Japan, John built a special bike cart to see if we could do a complete household move by bike. Yes even in Japan that was a strange sight.
After hundreds of hours of research and testing he thinks he came up with the ultimate design that even an inexperienced person could build.
Thus he called on me to make it. You can see those videos at:
http://www.frugalprosumer.com/2017/09/making-garden-cart-part-1-wheels.html
http://www.frugalprosumer.com/2018/08/making-garden-cart-part-2.html



Rose Petal Honey sweety

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I had a real treat for breakfast today. I spread some homemade rose petal honey on my toast. The fragrant petals came from my garden. I have about 24 rose plants. I used to be a rose snob and only allowed the scented ones on the property. Now however, I appreciate each for their own uniqueness.

Make sure you don't use any roses that have been sprayed. I know, you don't want those pesky bugs eating them but share a bit and you get the rest. I don't even apply the bug killer to the soil that lasts for a few months. I used to and did have good success with my roses. But for this time when I use the roses in my honey and products, I will hold off. You can thank me now.

Okay, it's really easy to make this honey:
Pick a bunch of Rose Petals. Wild rose, domesticated, rugosa… any fragrant rose will do.Fill any size jar with the petals. Make it a light pack. Not too few, but not in really tight either.Pour honey into the jar until it is full. Cap the jar.Turn the jar over every…

What to do on a cold cold day

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I love all things that sparkle. Here is a fun project for you, the kids, you and the kids.

Brought to you by nature's freezer. And we have had our share of it here in Wisconsin!

A Frugal Prosumer Day

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A short video showing a typical day at our Frugal Prosumer house. its one of our older videos on old equipment. In electronic years forever ago. Bear with the Blurry.

Mary does Plantain

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Collecting and using Plantain in our yard.
Plantain is one of our most used herbs. I have been using if for about forty some years mostly in a salve by itself or with a few other herbs. Just fresh out of the ground it will stop the pain of a bug sting or bite and help heal up a cut. It's pleasantly plentiful in our yard.

Mary Does Sprouts

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We have been growing all kinds of sprouts for over 30 years. We have done it many different ways and trying all kinds of kits but we always come back to the simple and cheapest way. Using canning jars. Let show you how we do it.





Here is a video on how we do it.


Sprouts are very young plants. They are grown for about a week, and eaten while they still have many of the nutritional reserves for growth. They have been called a miracle food and nature’s most perfect food.

Sprouts are very inexpensive (even when organic), always fresh (they grow until you chew them) and have the potential to help solve hunger and malnutrition problems in our communities and in developing countries. The are rich in nutrients, affordable, and easy to transport before sprouting. Sprouts are precious in winter, whenthe quality of fresh fruits and vegetables is declining as their price increases. Low Cost- Only 25 to 50 cents per pound of greens!Organic Greens- all year round, in any climate, everywhere.Healthy- No…

Welcome to My Blog

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Were John and I teach some of the Frugal Prosumer ideas we have acquired over the years.

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Picking Berries
Sprout Class
Mom
With Hubby
The Fam
Rhubarb Mary

Collecting Flowers
Teaching
Rock Art
My Little Store
Annie