Table Help

I am new to Rails and cannot figure the problem I’m having. I am
using Locomotive to do my development, but for some reason the items
in my database do not show up when I try to call them in my rhtml
file. I am checking to see if the database table is empty by doing
a .blank? method, but it is always returning true even though the
database is populated. Does anyone have any idea why this might be
happening? Thanks in advance.