LIVING THE DREAM -BC BUD TRIMMER – Vol.1
The younger folks got in toward the end of last night and are all up at seven, being driven around the dusty grounds of the property in the early morning sun. They are as yet wearing their city garments—tight pants and sexy shoes—and as they rearrange over the earth and dry rock they talk energetically to each other, protecting their eyes from the splendid sun gradually finishes the mountain, effectively coming up to rebuff us.
This season, new younger kids are continually going to the property. It’s July in southern British Columbia, and the first round of the year’s pot collect—every one of the one thousand pounds of it—is hanging in the sheds or recently dried in temporary worker packs and cardboard boxes, prepared for us to begin trimming into attractive little pieces. From now until Christmas, we’ll cut 16 hours per day, consistently. We’ll set the entire time, break sparingly for sustenance, and just get up to the go to the washroom when we completely should. We’ll smoke always and progressively. Indeed, even with 30 of us, we’ll be pushing to complete everything before the finish of the year.
The kids are new; they don’t have the foggiest idea about any of this yet. In any case, I’ve worked in enough of these scenes to realise that to the extent trimming weed goes, this place is at least somewhat great.
I call our place the Farm, however, it isn’t our own: It’s Jim’s*. Jim’s homestead is two hours from the closest city, an hour and a half from a service station or a market, toward the finish of a long logging street high in the waterfront mountain scope of Northern Alberta. It’s difficult to get to; there isn’t much nearby movement put something aside for the intermittent work fix running sacks of soil up to the rock street to one of the many different develops in our little neighbourhood. No autos would try to journey in this far, which is an alleviation because Jim produces his weed illicitly. There’s no telephone and no web. Most evenings the main sounds you can hear are wind, coyotes, and the background noise generators.
Down on the street, or way out on the road, many different newcomers are flooding in, searching for a place simply like our own: explorers; drifters; retirees; packs of oil dim, hippy kids; flower child couples holding cardboard signs with just a pair of scissors drawn on them. “Trimmigrants,” local people protest.
Notwithstanding the way that the greater part of producers in BC is working illicitly, a huge number of regular specialists originate from everywhere throughout the world to work in the weed capital of Canada amid harvest season, gambling correctional facility time and criminal offence accusations to construct a little retirement fund with untaxed, unregulated wage. Indeed, even to me, the hazard appears to be justified, despite all the trouble. I feel fortunate to be here, regardless of the possibility that I am violating the law.