Gumbo is a sorta soup we start off with a roux, that is oil and flour mixed in equal parts and browned until it is the color of an old penny. Then you add onions, bell peppers and celery, and enough water to fill the pot. then in goes, sausage, chicken, tasso...whatever. You can also make seafood gumbo, and dare I say it... I shall cause I love it ...squirrel and sausage!!
As for the cypress knee, while I was at work hubby had the bright idea of drilling holes into it and filling said holes with mortar...still wont sink