Life on the farm is very sleepy and quiet.
There is a lot of manual labor and chores, but not a lot of action or excitement.
One day I found a secret my parents had been hiding from me. Instead of saying anything I kept their secret for a while. I was 16 at the time, and just coming into my “rebellious teenager” phase. I waited for just the right moment to drop the bombshell on my parents. On Easter Sunday, after the three of us had a big meal, I casually said “I found your medical cannabis plants behind the barn. Will you share with me?” You should have seen the look on their faces when they realized I knew about their medical cannabis stash. This led to a long, deep discussion about the history of medical cannabis in this country. My parents strongly disagreed with the laws restricting medical marijuana, and thought they were justified to break those laws. Medical cannabis is a naturally occurring plant with many medicinal qualities that also happens to be very fun to smoke. I agreed with them, and then asked if I could join in when they smoked some of this medical cannabis, and they balked at that. Since I was 16 they said I was too young. I argued that since medical cannabis was illegal for all of us, then it was hypocritical to deny me because of my age. They relented, and later on that night the three of us sat on the porch and I smoked medical cannabis for the first time… but not the last!