One of my friends introduced me to the Seasonal Agricultural Worker program. I’ve been coming from Jamaica to work on this peach farm since 2009. Back home, I also do some farming. We raise chickens and I plant crops like yams. When I’m away, my brother looks after it for me.
I’ll be 50 in December and I have three sons age 22, 21 and 19. I also have a two-year grandson. When I first started coming here, my sons were very young. I was nervous leaving them but my mother and father looked after them. Me working here helps them. I talk to them every day. I remember the first time I saw snow in Canada. That was exciting. For fun, I like to play football.