September 20, 2011

Late Summer Around the Farm

This Friday, September 23, is the autumnal equinox, or the first day of autumn, in the Northern Hemisphere.  It’s hard to believe that summer is approaching its end.  The sun has been rising later and nightfall has been coming earlier.  On the autumnal equinox, day and night are approximately equal in length.  After that date, the days continue to grow shorter until December 21st, the winter solstice and the first day of winter.  I always look forward to the winter solstice because it marks the reversal of this gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days, beginning the countdown till spring.  It occurred to me that I haven’t posted an around the farm blog in quite some time.  So here it is – my farm at the end of summer!