Bayou Blooms


Well, lots of folks from Denham Springs westward to Crowley are now getting down to the nitty gritty of dealing with the flooding aftermath.  I don’t envy those unfortunate souls one bit.  As I said, been there, done that, and … Continue reading

Air Potato Vine – The highly spreadable, not so edible, invasive

Yams. Just that single word conjures up images of delectable dishes featuring the root crop for which Opelousas, Louisiana, is so well known. But don’t be fooled. What you thought all these years were yams are really not yams at … Continue reading

Happy New Year & Pointsettias


2016 has arrived down the bayou in all its rainy glory.  Finally, a little cold weather, which would be much more appreciated if it had come without the rain and the warnings of impending floods. So, while you’re all cuddled … Continue reading

Propeller Graduation and the Results!


After 12 challenging weeks of driving to and from New Orleans, sometimes twice a week, the Accelerator Program at Propeller has finally come to an end.  It was intense, informative, enlightening, and all those other adjectives that could best describe … Continue reading

Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge


As part of the 70th annual Louisiana Outdoor Writers (LOWA) conference, we visited the Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge near Franklin. After piling into our vehicles, we traveled to the NWR headquarters where US Fish and Wildlife ranger Brian Pembert and volunteer Donovan Garcia … Continue reading