I have never drunk a cup of coffee, for after my grandmother gave me a teaspoon taste of hers, I never went back for seconds. Tea is my morning ritual and I take it with honey. Lucky, lucky me got a Honey Badger jug of honey for Christmas. Honey they say is a good defense against allergies. LSU Honey Badger is a good defensive man against all other football teams.Life will be close to normal after Monday and I’ll get back to stories about the birds and the bees, recreation and the environment. A taste of one of my next ones is seen here under this LSU Championship banner. It’s a giant hole filled with leaves and grass clipping, 762 bags so far. In one of those bags I collected street side in Baton Rouge was this flag. I deposited the leaves in my hole and saved the flag around the end of August. It has stayed right there guarding the ever filling hole and watching LSU go 13 and 0. After LSU wins its forth National Championship I’ll tell you more about the hole.
I picked a cabbage from my garden at 10:30 AM yesterday to cook for lunch with my black eye peas, deer hot tamales, brussel sprouts and cornbread. Most was from my own yard and that includes the chives, peppers, parsley, cilantro and dill to spice things up. Sure was tasty! And yes, very traditional. Instilled by my parents I have not missed the black eye peas and cabbage in all my years on earth. They say it brings good luck and good economy. And looking back, I have been lucky. One of the lucky things in my life is to have the desire and the knowledge to grow a cabbage as pretty as the one shown. For a number of future blogs in 2012 I plan on reflecting on some of my good luck.
Besides that delicious lunch I resolve to continue eating healthy, getting out in the fresh air as well as exploring the backwoods and bayous of Louisiana and when I don’t get some other type of exercise.
A happy, healthy and productive New Year to everyone. And Happy 200th birthday to Louisiana.