Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Confession: I love, love, love making money.
Not for the sake of having money, really, but just the ability to profit in an unorthodox way, especially as someone without a job. This week, I have been selling lilac starts on Craigslist. I dig them up from around our many many lilac hedges, put them in a leftover nursery pot, and get paid five bucks each. There has been so much interest, and on Saturday I made $50 from just two people. I have more orders for this weekend, and of course there is that large margin of flaky orders that I dug up for people that just didn't show. I expect to be able to make at least $100 more dollars in the next couple of weeks, and we'll pour that money back into our yard. So far, we have been able to buy a whole lot of starts for our late-to-start garden, plus some landscaping plants. I think that this will be an annual fund raiser for our yard! I love the feeling of taking money for something that is really of no value to me, and it's even better when the buyer feels like it's their lucky day too!

4 comments:

ShackelMom said...

Congrats on finding gold on your property! Nice way to meet people too!

Nathan said...

Oh, I would have been one of those eager beavers snatching up some lilacs! love your creativity!

carol

Heidi said...

I wish I were close enough to buy from you, what a great way to fund your garden!!!

MoziEsmé said...

What a cool idea!