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The story of our precious little girl's 17 months of life with Trisomy 18 (July 4, 2010 - December 15, 2011) and of us, re-learning to live "after Lilly."
"I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made ...." Psalm 139:14

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hunter's new business: Hunter's Bright Lights

For the past few years, I have been bitten by the "entrepreneurial bug."  I have all kinds of business ideas and think of things I could make and sell that might be useful to others.  I haven't acted on it very much though, other than maintaining a big folder of ideas.  (I have been making and selling a green salve and muscle salve though - I need to post about those soon.)  It's been fun to see my children take ideas, produce things, and sell them.

Tabby currently has an Etsy Shop called The Goat Chick where she sells our goat milk soap (available in the original eucalyptus and spearmint scent and in peppermint.  Four thieves coming next week!), an Herbal Mix for Majestic Poultry, a frostbite salve for chickens, ruffle scarves, tie dyed baby onsie sets, and a few other things.  She recently made several beaded necklace and earring sets, but still needs to post them.

The Goat Chick's Udderly Naturally PEPPERMINT Goat Milk Soap
Hunter made his business debut last fall when he sold cinnamon scented pine cones.  (This required collecting pine cones - our property has plenty! - rinsing them, and then spraying with a cinnamon and clove essential oil spray.  Then he bagged them, adding in cinnamon sticks.)  At this point, I don't think he ever wants to touch a pine cone again!  But he did well, making over $150.00.

Hunter's passion is building things and he loves electricity.  He frequently assembles night lights or small lamps in various ways, so I asked him if he would like to try having a lamp business.  He said "yes!"  He said he needed money to buy parts and things for his experiments.  :)

So "Hunter's Bright Lights" was born.  (He came up with the name himself.)  We bought some supplies, and this past Saturday, he went to work and put together two different lights.

For one, he put a light kit into an old half-gallon Atlas canning jar we found on the property.  Then topped it with a "Lilly-colored" rooster lamp shade.

For another, he put a string of battery powered white LED bud lights into canning jar, then poured in a blend of spices:  cinnamon, cloves, orange peel, and black peppercorns.

He topped the jar with a sprouting screen, screwed on the ring, and viola! a pretty and yummy smelling "spice light."

Then we staged the photos, something I have much to learn about.  (Is there a good book out about this?!) 

The mason jar lamp with the Lilly-colored rooster shade sold before we could even advertise it!

Then 2 days later, Hunter sold the Spice Light.  However, he has everything he needs to make more Spice Lights:

Spice Lights are for sale for $15.00

If you would like to buy a Spice Light, they are $15.00 each. (Most of the money is for supplies, and a few dollars for Hunter.)  Just contact me and let me know!

I really like my children learning these skills.  They are fun for now and bring in a little spending money.  But they are helping establish survival skills for later in life too.

It reminds me of the old proverb:  Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

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