This week the vernal equinox arrives. We will now have half day and half night. We can shut off the supplemental lighting in the greenhouses and spring can now take off on its own solar power.
Outside we also begin to experience a type of equinox as snow melts from the windswept areas of our landscape and the dark earth begins to show through on nearly half of the land. The sun is as high in the sky now as it was in mid-September and the earth is anxious to absorb the solar energy and begin the process of spring
Gene R. Stark
A teacher, farmer, trapper, and greenhouse grower. He writes about the outdoors and the people and culture of rural America..