Acres USA magazine has been in business for 35 years – publishing articles related to commercial-scale organic and sustainable farming. I am very excited to be a part of the March issue and am looking forward to being a regular contributor!
You can check them out at http://www.acresusa.com/magazines/magazine.htm
By Jill Henderson – Show Me Oz
A Journey of Seasons
Since life began on our watery-blue planet, the sun has ruled the seasons. It is a calendar by which all living things keep time. The Autumnal Equinox occurs when the sun crosses the celestial equator in its southward march towards winter. As the days grow shorter, the northern hemisphere begins to cool. I have always been in awe of the effects the sun has on life and how fast nature responds to it’s movements. The changes that occur once we pass the fall equinox happen so fast, that if you close your eyes for only a moment you will surely miss something wonderful!
By Jill Henderson
The hands of time seem to spin faster during spring than during any other time of year. This May has been disconcertingly warm, which brought about the early bloom and fruiting of many trees and plants, including this Red Mulberry tree (Morus rubra), which normally ripens its fruit in mid-summer. Every other day, Dean hiked up the hill, bucket in hand, to pick the Continue reading
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By Jill Henderson
This week’s article is the first in a new series I’m calling Notes from Turtle Ridge. This series is definitely more personal and less academic than my regular weekly column, but hopefully, just as informative and entertaining.