From the archives: Originally posted January 30, 2008. Edited today.
As you travel the bayou this time of year, orange trees laden with ripe fruit are a common sight in many yards. I don’t see how so many of the fruit trees survived the saltwater intrusion from Hurricane Ike flood waters. But somehow, many trees did survive.
The other variety hanging on trees right now are Louisiana Navels. If you don’t have a neighbor willing to share, you can stop at the local stand to buy them . . .
At least, you could last year. However, this orchard was affected by the flood and had a much smaller harvest this year. Regardless, how about a closeup of that sign? I knew some of you were curious to see how bayou people do business. We’ve bought satsumas from this stand for 11 years, and not once have we seen it attended by a human.
Wow! This is a full-blown citrus grove! They even have grapefruits and lemons. How cool is that? Where else can you get fresh-picked citrus this cheap? 2 bags for $5?
NOTE: “Please put money in box below. And please don’t steal the box!!!!”
And while we’re enjoying orange things, how about this little gem?
Do we have any spider experts out there? I’m not sure what this is, are you?
Anxiously working on the finishing of Camp Dularge . . . .