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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.