Hard yakka re­wards

Great Southern Herald - - Front Page - Pic­ture: Sjanna San­dalova

Katan­ning broth­ers Austin, 9, Eli­jah, 13, and Toby Quar­ter­maine, 11, wanted some ex­tra pocket money so, in the Aussie way, rolled up their sleeves and started col­lect­ing sheep poo from their fam­ily farm.

Katan­ning broth­ers Eli­jah, 13, Toby, 11 and Austin, 9, Quar­ter­maine be­lieve the best way of earn­ing pocket money is the true blue Aus­tralian way.

The trio wanted to earn some ex­tra pocket money and de­cided to take mat­ters into their own hands.

The broth­ers be­gan col­lect­ing sheep poo from the fam­ily’s farm, bag­ging it and sell­ing it to gar­den­ers.

Their mother, Tenelle Quar­ter­maine, said her el­dest, Eli­jah, got the idea from their father.

“Eli­jah was 10 when he first started col­lect­ing sheep poo. He did it to pay off the mo­tor­bike we got for him,” she said.

“In the first four months he sold $300 worth and he mowed lawns as well.”

The broth­ers ad­ver­tise the bags of ma­nure on Face­book, as well as putting a sign out the front of their home in town.

“Usu­ally peo­ple will come to the house to pick up the bags, or the boys will de­liver for a small fee,” Mrs Quar­ter­maine said.

The boys are now sav­ing their hard-earned cash for spend­ing money to use on their fam­ily hol­i­day in Mel­bourne this sum­mer.

Eli­jah, Austin and Toby. Pic­tures: Sjanna San­dalova

The boys hold­ing their col­lected sheep poo.

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