Will work for goats...

My little guy wants animals, animals and more animals.  In the last few months, we've gotten him a bunny and a dozen chicks.  But he wants more.  Goats in particular.  Two of them. 

I decided I don't want him thinking we're going to keep buying him whatever he wants.  I suggested we do a little work to get some goats.  I asked him if he wanted to help me bake and then have a road side stand to earn money for a goat? Bake with mama and then have a store?  Sign him up.

First day, we...well more I... made 8 loaves of bread and 3 desserts.  And we had ourselves a roadside stand (well, we tried our best to not have the wind blow us away).

We played John Deere while we waited. For 3 hours, car after car went by, he didn't get tired of waving.  
My little guy never tired of waving.
   Neither did she.

I should have taken some waving shots, but ya know...I...uh...had fun waving along with them.
Well, shoppers knew exactly what they were stopping for...not only because of our sign, 
 But also because this kid would march up to their cars and say "Hi, wanna buy something?  I wanna buy a goat!".  Not bad for a 2 1/2 year old.

And you know what? They did.  He first earned $24.00, but then a customer came back with a friend.  Grand total the first day was $29.00. 

He would have kept going, but I made him go inside to nap. 

I did promise we'd do it again. 

You think business would stop there, but nope.  He's committed for the long haul.  He's been offering up his services wherever he goes.

I have multiple orders from my colleagues.  I'm thinking...oh man, that's a lot of baking.  He is so enthusiastic..."Mama, that's sooooo good!".

And he likes the post office, so he's excited to mail some out of town orders.

I'm not sure she wants a goat or not, but she's a willing worker, looking cute for business. 

And him, well, he's keeping the eye on the prize and staying focused.
He informed me that after his goats, he wants two Jersey cows (not just any cow, has to be a Jersey) and a horse.  When I told him I wasn't sure about that, he quickly negotiated.  "Just one Jersey cow and a horse."

***Note to self... Be careful what I offer my two year old.  I apparently signed myself up for a lot of work.  And a lot of work during planting season.  I don't think we'll be doing much other than baking and planting.  Well, eating, we'll squeeze some dessert sampling in there somewhere.

Stay tuned and stop back again...it seems you may be seeing goats in this barn sooner than later.  Oh my!


  1. That's a wonderful lesson and really awesome that your little guy is willing to work for the things he wants. I wonder how many children don't learn that lesson until they're grown and have to figure out how to make a living on their own.

  2. Awww, cute. I'd like to have a milk goat, but they cost about $500, so no milk goat for me anytime soon.

  3. This is just too precious! Not only do you have a future farmer on your hands, but also a budding entrepreneur. I'm so glad you were able to get some sales and he is on his way to his goat! I can't wait to see them :)

  4. Hello I popped over from Tammy's blog your post is almost as adorable as those cute little faces. The future farmers know how to work hard already I hope you do not mind Mom but I can see your going to be very very busy keeping up with the entrepreneurs. I cannot wait to come back and see the goat pics:) Great post. B



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