Medicine factory complete
After a long month of countless hours working to build the medicine factory, it is finally complete. I cannot speak for the others, but renovating this house into a functioning medicine factory in a month was by far the hardest thing I have done.
Choosing to renovate the building was the quicker and easier option, but not the safest as a couple of the workers fell from ladders and refused to work thereafter. It was not the fragility of the ladders that frightened away the workers from continuing work; it was the thought of a spirit haunting the building. On our breaks from working we sat around discussing our varying theories of what could be haunting the house or whether it was haunted at all. After asking around in the village I discovered it was a family house for many years, but the people inhabiting the house could never have any kids. When they eventually died the house was abandoned and forgotten. If it is haunted I believe the husband and wife that used to live there haunt it. In my experience working in the house I have heard weird noises, but I was never there to see any of the workers get injured. When the building finished we held a blessing ceremony rid to the house of the spirits. This involved inviting a monk to come do puja in front of the statue of Buddha in our factory. He recited mantras for blessing and threw rice in every room of the factory. After the bless the factory had a lighter and more positive feel to it, which was a very important factor in the renovation, especially because this place in now the basis for healing in our village.
Although there was an overlying fear of the house being haunted, we pushed through and built very well finished inside. A drying room was made with tons of insulation to remain functional during the approaching winter, along with a kitchen to make different healing potions. For the most part the building was not the problem, but attaining the proper machinery to make the medicine was difficult and still not completely done. Importing the proper machinery takes time because of our rural setting, but this a job our well-versed traders will complete in time.
My competency in farming allowed me to take great interest in the herbs we collected to make the medicines. A few of the herbs the farmers and traders collaborated to collect were bamboo, grapes saffron, hippophae and many others. As I said before the process of getting this factory up and running was very difficult and we faced many problems on the way. One large group of people went on an expedition to a cave quite far away and since we’re building a medicine factory we asked them to bring back certain herbs that are unobtainable here. One person, man named Julian King brought back a poisonous place that resembled a plant we had asked for. Oblivious to its poisonous attributes the doctors went ahead and made it into a medicine that was then distributed. The people who took the particular pill that contained the poisonous herb fell sick. Thankfully we had the proper medicine to combat the poison; otherwise it would have been a very bad opening to our medicine factory.
The process in building a factory, particularly for something as tedious as specific medicines was very problematic. We faced multiple challenges that almost resulted in a complete failure of the project. In the end with hard work my fellow builders and I manage to renovate the structure, while the doctors, farmers and traders manage to complete their very challenging tasks. Now the factory is functional, and although we do not have all the materials or machinery our factory will remain prosperous. Now we have created jobs for the villagers left unemployed, but more importantly we have created medicines that a growing village has been in dire need of. Not only will we supply our own village but all communities in the area, as this is now the hub for medicine. Hopefully this factory of medicine will inspire doctors to look for more herbs that can cure diseases and disorders.