"Trouble the Water"
Louisa "Lou" Ledet sits in the dining room at Daneco Alligator Farm in Houma, Louisiana on Friday, February 19, 2010. "I come in here every morning on this alligator farm and cook breakfast and lunch for my family," she says. "If you're part of our family, even if you marry into it, you have got to work on this farm at some point or another." Lou also helps with various tasks of running the business including payroll but seems to take the most pride in simply holding her family close. While standing with her in the kitchen as she pours over lunch preparations she turns to me and says with conviction, "They're mine, they belong to me and I take care of them."Add to Lightbox Download