LAFAYETTE, LA – In what is sure to be a welcome economic boost for the area, crowd control barricade farmers across the Acadiana region are claiming that this years crop is one of the biggest in history.
The barricade seeds were sown in the Fall and, thanks to a fairly mild Winter season, the yield is record breaking.
The barricades began to fully-bloom over the past few days, growing heavily as they usually do along the sides of Johnston Street, Bertrand Drive and Jefferson Street, as well as many other areas in town.
Their flowering season however is only a relatively short two-week window, usually lasting from around the 13th February until the 25th, before quickly disappearing shortly after and not seen again until next year.
Local farmer Derrick Prejean explained what it means to him.
“It’s such a great sight to see” said Prejean, “The harvest this year has been great. It’s the biggest we’ve ever had and we’re thankful that we had a great growing season. This means the world to us – it’s our livelihood growing these beauties. The money we get from them is indispensable.”
“But we also hope everyone in town will take the time to appreciate them while they’re here. They’ve got a great metallic sheen to them this year, a really beautiful color.”
“It’ll be a shame to see them go in a couple of weeks. But we’re hopeful for another great growing season next year thanks to this global warming thing.”