Hurricane Lee's winds weren't very strong in St. Martin parish. We were lucky this time. The cane harvest is just starting and I am looking forward to the Sugar Cane Festival at the end of September.
The deep soil has been turned and the plant cane has been cut and planted in the rich fertile soil of southwest Lousiana. In the coastal south known as plant zone 9 it's time for the sugar cane farmers to begin the harvest. Nothing ushers in fall like sweet sugar pralines and brown sugar bundt cakes. As I drive the back roads of St. Martin Parish I see that work has begun on next year's crop of sugar cane.