Antiques, Ascension Parish, Bernadette's Restaurant, Cast Iron, Cistern, Farming, Historic Preservation, Louisiana, Louisiana history, Mississippi River, Plow, St. James Parish, Sugar Kettle, Sugarcane, The Cabin Restaurant, The Cajun Village, The Cajun Village Cottages, Tractors
One of the main goals of Al Robert when he established The Cabin Restaurant (and Bernadette’s, the Cajun Village, & the Cajun Cottages) was to preserve some of the local farming history here in Ascension Parish. Which is why when you visit any of the above mentioned businesses, you’ll find quite a few relics from the not-so-distant past. Just about all the farming equipment comes from Ascension Parish or neighboring St. James Parish. Both parishes are steeped in agricultural history. The fertile soil of the lower Mississippi valley has always provided an excellent habitat for crops of any kind, and ever since the days of the first French settlers, farming (large & small scale) has been the way of life here. Below you will find several pictures of the farming equipment found at Al Robert’s businesses. Enjoy!