poetry and prose about place

small-scale economies 7-29

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Did you ever sell vegetables by the road or help your kids run a lemonade stand?  On Day 29 of my virtual bike trip, I saw two examples of this kind of small-scale economy.  Selling roses and pots of plants provides some extra money for the vendor and something pretty or useful to buy along the road …


7-29 journal


7-29 map

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)


Setting up a roadside stand means finding a way to display the merchandise (a small bench will do), making a sign on a piece of paper or cardboard, and being ready to run out when you hear a car stop in the yard …


7-29 FOR SALE_crop

selling roses along the road (image from Street View)



selling plants along the road (image from Street View)


Best View:  for some reason cars caught my eye on this virtual bike trip … a green car travelling on a highway near Treworlas  and cars with their headlights on as they drove through a dark tunnel of trees near Veryan …  I used ‘resist’ to keep the green car white until the last and learned the hard way that too much ‘resist’ will lift the fibres from the paper ! … won’t do that again!!! …


September 7, 2013  'green car'   Jane Tims

September 7, 2013 ‘green car’ Jane Tims


September 7, 2013  'headlights in dark woods'   Jane TimsIMG728_crop

September 7, 2013 ‘headlights in dark woods’ Jane Tims


Copyright  2013  Jane Tims

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  1. I’m a strong believer that children can learn some valuable lessons by selling lemonade, etc. For years, I helped my children with a weekly newspaper route.



    October 7, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    • Hi Sheryl. I agree. It teaches them about commerce and about money. Also, it’s fun! Jane


      jane tims

      October 8, 2013 at 8:03 am

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