|Maid Elizabeth working for our home business|
For the youngest of our clan, duties range from practicing their copywork to feeding and watering the kitties. Beds are made and bedrooms tidied. Socks are paired and the wood box is filled. As the children get older, their responsibilities increase. Master Hand Grenade saws and splits firewood and Miss Calamity makes and cans the years supply of Raspberry jam. Maid Elizabeth busies herself sewing for our home business, baking, cooking and helping me school her younger siblings. She organizes our nature treks and does craft projects with the kids. She braids bracelets, zipper pulls and rifle slings from para-cord to sell at gun shows and makes quilts as Christmas gifts for the people she loves.
|Princess Dragon Snack working on her copywork|
|Putting carmel on apples|
|The finished product|
|Master Calvin and Princess Dragon Snack helping stack wood|
|Master Hand Grenade and Princess Dragon Snack snapping beans|
|Miss Calamity and Master Hand Grenade splitting wood|
|Maid Elizabeth making fettucini|
Families are the first, best place to teach and encourage industry. We can't expect to plop our children in front of the television or game console and reap the benefits of industry and ingenuity. As parents, we have the privilege of mentoring the next generation of industry's giants. But first, we ourselves must be Captains of Industry.