NolaVie Presents : Agriculture

A change did come...

Sugarcane farmer Charles Guidry of Erath knew that if he was going to get ahead, things would have to change. But as the old Serenity Prayer goes, one has to have the courage to change the things one ... Read More »

The coolest things: Sweet Cecilia and Richard Sale Barn

Sweet Cecilia, the late Al Berard’s progeny and niece, are the real deal. They’re the latest St. Martin Parish musical sensations to perform at the Richard Sale Barn in Abbeville. Richard Sale Barn, formerly a cattle auction house, ... Read More »

LANote: Cultivating hope

Trees inspire me, and my bias tells me that Louisiana trees have a special personality. Now, I know that trees have no knowledge of state boundaries, but still… I love to photograph them in the winter, against bleak ... Read More »

Hide! The Alligator’s outside or great holiday gifts

Lizards are creepy. Their ability to adapt their skin color from brown to lime green is disconcerting. And when they inflate their tiny pink throats to gargantuan size, it looks pretty disgusting. My grandmother had a lush garden ... Read More »

A farmer's prayer

When ancient farmers planted their crops, they paid homage to God, and they have been doing so ever since. Catholicism and sugarcane have been linked ever since the Jesuits prayed for sugarcane success when they first planted the crop in ... Read More »

Six generations of sugarcane

A lot has changed in southeastern Lafayette Parish since Eddie “Boss Man” Lewis Sr., 72, was a young man. Back then, Pinhook Road east of the Vermilion River was a two-lane highway all the way to Broussard. Sugar-cane occupied ... Read More »

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