Barwon Heads brothers turn lemons into pocket money
BARWON Heads brothers Lennox and Bentley are young entrepreneurs in the making after selling their backyard harvest of lemons in a nature strip stall at the weekend.
Mum Sasha Wells said her boys set up their lemon stall on Wattlebird Crescent on Saturday, complete with little chairs, along with a pot plant to make it look nice for people passing by, and then all the lemons loaded on shelves.
Lennox said he wrote the stall sign – “Lemons 20c” – so customers knew how much they needed to pay, while Bentley gathered a cash register filled with play money and some coins to make change.
“I thought it would be a good idea because we couldn’t use all those lemons, so I decided we could sell them,” Lennox said.
“We sold a few of them to people… and we did get a lot of money!
“I’ll get some Pokémon cards, and my brother wants chocolate.”
Sasha said it was sweet watching her boys get excited about picking the lemons, setting up the stall, and their neighbours and family transforming into customers.
“It was good for their patience as they waited for customers,” she said.
“It wasn’t long before their first customers arrived across the road (Nan and Pap), offering the sweeten the deal with ice creams for the boys.”
Sasha said they learnt about money and maths as they counted the lemons, and they had a lot of fun along the way meeting new people and chatting to neighbours/customers.
“Thanks to everyone who came out, said hello, brought lemons and supported the boys in their fun little venture.”
Lennox said the best think about the stall was picking the lemons, and getting money. “And my favourite part was also setting it up because I learnt how to pick lemons and use them.”