The crawfish price has dropped to $1.25 a pound.
Fishermen are saying their crawfish are dying in the traps. The water is just high enough to cover even the longest traps and the south wind has stopped the current. The latest Mississippi River report shows a tiny drop in the river, which might help create some current along with the north wind that has been blowing.
I’d hoped to have boiled crawfish for a special boil when relatives from Chicago will be visiting, but it looks like that won’t be happening.
It is so beautiful out. Trees are simply bursting overnight into blossom.
I have a Flowering Hawthorne just laden with white blossoms, the Azaleas and Spirea are in full bloom. Two of my trees are loaded with purple Wisteria vines and blooms. And you know, I can hear the hum of bees in the flowers, but it doesn’t seem as loud as in previous years. I’ve read that the number of honey bees has dropped in some places. Hope that’s not here.
Gardens are a little late this year. I’m just now seeing small yard gardens being tilled. I have tomatoes, bell peppers, radishes, green beans, cucumbers and carrots planted, but all the plants are small and just not growing fast. It’s still too cool at night, I think.
My Norfolk Pine ,which is well over the top of my house, is turning browner by the day. Each branch has some green but it’s mostly brown and a county agent friend told me it would probably die.
I know that Norfolk Pines were a tropical, maybe even sub-tropical species, but I’d hoped the size would help it survive the freezes. Looks like that didn’t happen.
Now I’ve lost my big Schefflera and my Corn Plant, also. I will have a huge bare spot at the back of my house now for years to come.
A Stephensville resident has asked me to mention the terrible condition of Hwy 70 between that town and Belle River, and I’m happy to do so because the road is truly terrible, especially when you’re heading toward Morgan City. The patches are rough and the holes numerous. People, including myself at times, are driving on the shoulder because it’s smoother there! I’m told there are no immediate plans to overlay that road but as much traffic as Hwy. 70 gets, something better be done soon before there’s a bad accident. Or, should I say, more bad accidents.