To me, Lowcountry is having a front porch with a rocking chair on it and the Lowcountry
Boil kind of blends right in there to get everybody together, have some good food, play some
games, enjoy each other It’s a chance to get your family and get
your neighbors and get your friends together and enjoy something
We’re gonna start with the things that take the longest.
It’s much like a family barbecue or even, it’s a gathering.
A lot of times different parts of groups of the families will bring stuff.
Like, the guy who is a shrimper will bring shrimp.
The farmer will bring potatoes, corn, onions I can literally remember being a kid 7, 8,
9 years old and go to through a cast net off the dock and getting the shrimp and bringing
them to the house and, you know, my dad cooking the shrimp.
So, yeah, you know, it is tradition and of course, you got this anticipation.
Everybody is sorta gathered around the pot or gathered around the fire and so, while
dinner is cooking, you have this social interaction that’s going on
To me is like a local flair.
This is what you fix for your friends.
When you are coming over, it’s all cooked together and all put on the table together.
It’s just a great way to get together with your friends and chat, talk, have a good time
Me and my wife Lyndsey, we cook a Lowcountry Boil once a week.
We go look at the sunset going down just like we are looking at a sunset going down here
and if anybody ate what he cooked today and just taste that flavor, you just can’t get
it that you just can’t accidently put that together come out like it is
It is part of a bigger tradition of being sociable and welcoming and having a good excuse
to get together with friends, with family, with neighbors, with the friends you haven’t met yet.
If you haven’t ever really felt that deep sense of home, this is a place where you’ll find that.
You’re not going to be a stranger very long here.
The ability to enjoy a place is not something that you should selfishly hold onto.
Where Wildlight is located, it is something to share and this is a place for people to
enjoy and to share what’s there.