Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | July 2, 2018

Kid’s Firewood For Sale

Thinking of camping on Palomar?  There is a new source for Fire Wood!

The youngest entrepreneurs on the mountain have quite a business going! Ten year old Judah has enlisted the help of his 5 year old brother, and 9 and 11 year old sisters.  They have been supplying firewood for Uncle Nathan’s Vacation Rental for over a year and now a couple other cabins.  Two weeks ago Judah built and painted his firewood stand all by himself (well, the other kids helped a little bit).  So, their little business has really taken off!

Granddaddy had been seasoning some big logs and the children help out cutting the wood.  The kids split the wood with Grandma.  Then, they haul, bundle and stock their popular “Woodpecker Firewood” stand.  The stand is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Payment is by the honor system with a little can to slip in $5.00 per bundle.  They also go on Stick Patrol around the property to keep a bucket of kindling full.  The kindling is offered as a free bonus.

(Since these photos were taken, they have the proper eye wear, ear protection, jeans, boots, gloves and all the rest….  Safety First!)

It is so great to see how much these kids are enjoying hard work and see them interact greeting customers …  warms my heart!

Happy Campfires Everyone!  Don’t forget the s’mores!

Bonnie


Responses

  1. This is wonderful Bonnie. I hope Grandpa warns the kids about rattle snakes love wood piles, mice hang out in them.  

    • Oh yes, we keep a big shovel in the Polaris. We use it often to wack the piles of firewood on the ground and listen for rattlers. Always on the lookout.
      Safety First! Thanks for the reminder! 🙂


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