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Community & Business

11 July, 2021

Kindling kid

Beau Moeris’ kindling business, ‘Danger Kindling,’ is on fire.

By Emily Middleton

The six-year-old has been the backbone for Danger Kindling since he can remember. Using his grandfather’s farm for his supply, chopping up the wood, stacking trailers, and passing the wood to dad as he turns it though the log splitter, there’s no doubt that Beau is the leg work behind the business.

“My favourite part is passing the wood to dad,” said Beau.

Every two weeks, Beau and his dad Bruce Moeris set out to ‘Palm-View’ farm to cut down the trees, and load trailers and utes full of wood.

“The trailers are just chokkas!” said Beau.

Before school each morning, Beau delivers his bags of kindling, and often has to deliver some to school.

This year for the first time, Danger Kindling can be found outside of Gilgandra, with bags of kindling available in Gulargambone and Coonamble.

After selling more than 1600 bags of kindling last year, Beau has bought himself his very own forklift which has proven more than helpful.

Beau uses his forklift to move bags around the shed, as well as deliver straight to your boot if you’re buying from the house. Despite supporting the business whole-heartedly on the sideline, mum Mel Moeris laughed about only ever getting the scrap bits of wood for her own kindling.

“Never any of the good stuff!” said Mrs Moeris.

Beau hopes to sell 50 bags this year. To much of his surprise, 50 were already sold in just one Friday afternoon, so another 50 is looking good to Beau.

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