As a teenager, I didn’t have life all rosy and juicy. My dad had a farm where we planted maize, cassava and yam etc. On the last day of each term while other kids were eager to go home, I was always sad and troubled because School and hostel were my safe haven.
During the holiday, we helped out at the farm.
My diary during this period was filled with my hopes and aspirations for the future. Half of the time on that farm, I was always daydreaming that a young, handsome and wealthy prince from Dubai will come and hijack me from the hard labour.
While toiling on the farm, I usually had a smile plastered on my face. I was always carried away with my prince charming dreams because it helped me escape from my present realities.
My innocent father usually shouted my name from a distance to jolt me back to the real world. My day dreaming ability is one of my favourite activities that earned me the lazy bone tag among the Ojo’s offspring.
Honestly, I just wanted to be left alone to do NOTHING. Weird and mischievous right?
We also had a garden at home where we planted the basic Nigerian vegetables, pepper, okro, sugarcane, coconut and pawpaw.
Having a source of fresh farm produce at the back of our house made me dislike eating anything stale or artificial. I still can’t stand food cooked the previous day or stored in a freezer. I like my food fresh, spicy and steaming HOT!
I was always praying for rain, thunder and lightning to ruin my dad’s plan that involved going to the farm. This must be the reason why I developed interest in weather forecast.
I was always looking forward to rainy mornings that will afford me some extra hours in bed. I always enjoyed the sound of droplets of rain on our roof. On some occasions, I had to feign sadness and anger with the rain for ruining what would have been a good day’s hardwork on the farm???
Meanwhile, I was joyous and happy inside my head. Yinmu×11000???
On any good or bad day, I hate stressful menial jobs that will involve my hands getting dirty or soiled.
As an adult in the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic era, one of my areas of interest revolves around agriculture.
I have discovered that there are many investment opportunities in the agricultural sector which I am hoping to harness when I have money for investment. Until that time, I will be drinking water and minding my business.
This post has no moral lesson. Going to the farm has not made me a trillionaire or minister of Agriculture.
Also, no prince charming from the Arab Emirate has hijacked me to anywhere. I am still in my house praying to lose weight and make money.