Saturday, August 24, 2013

J & Ed's Fire Wood Business---and Entrepreneurial Skills for Kids!

They say that our children should have started at least 5 businesses by the time they reach the age of 18.  To develop entrepreneurial skills, and character, work ethic, and creativity, as well as budgeting, and other money skills to include tithing!

"So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (ESV) 1st Corinthians 10:31.

Our children have really enjoyed doing this! The girls have a booming babysitting business, as well as the their "Sister's Cleaning Company" where they will "take the stress out of your mess!", and they've had many clients for that, too! Madelyn's pet and farm sitting business has steadily grown over the last few years as well, and now that she has her license, it's wonderful!

Elisha is going to start a home baking business this Fall, and Madelyn has her newspaper which has been being published for 1.5 years. Grace makes and sells granola, and Madelyn and Grace bake for our local farm stand. Madelyn, Grace, and Elisha had a steady job this summer working at the farm stand, and that was good, too!

Of course the boys love to go to work with Glenn and have learned many work ethic character traits as well as many carpenter skills! 

Jon is studying bikes right now, and hopes to have his own bike repair business started by this time next year, and he's 10!

We've enjoyed encouraging our children to be a shining light for the Lord, and watching them learn and grow as they are doing things under our umbrella for His honor and glory! We've been so encouraged by their testimony as their press ahead to further God's kingdom!

1st Peter 3:15 says:

"But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,"

Our boys latest business venture is fire wood. They have helped Glenn cut and split a lot of pine lately, and they have come up with the plan to try and sell some for camping, or camp fires at home. 

This is the firewood stand they made with Glenn yesterday afternoon.  Glenn and the boys had such a great time working together on this, and then filling it up and getting it all ready to go!
Thank you to Elisha for painting their sign! It was soooo cute. Edward went out this morning to see if they'd had any customers overnight! They just finished it as it was starting to get dark!

It's been such a blessing to us as parents to see our boys thinking and planning and preparing. Such a great skill to have as they enter manhood, and "prepare their fields" for the future looking to the Lord in ALL things! 

We've put it on Craig's list, too. You can view that listing HERE


Cindy Bennett said...

Very nice!

Cindy Bennett said...

Very nice!

sasass said...

I would love to help your kids home!

I just launched my etsy store! 50% of the sale prices go to families adopting through RR! All someone has to do is enter your families name/blog/sponsorship page or child information on the message at check out and I will be donating the money to each family each month! I can either do it to RR accounts or am willing to send the checks to the families since I know that money isn't available until travel. I have been open just 5 days and one family has already earned 30 dollars for their adoption! I know EVERY dollar counts!!!
Spread the message to anyone in the adoption community that could use a little help with funds!!
My blog is:
My store is at:
Facebook Page:
Any people who purchase from me that don't specify will just be donated to a family I feel called to give to!
I also posted a guest post for the family adopting Channah- check it out!
Susan Sass