Persephone, daughter of Demeter was abducted by Hades. Demeter and Hades struck a bargain that she would spend part of each year with her mother - spring to harvest - and part with her husband - winter.
Coleman points out that crops can be maintained during this "Persephone season" in winter, but will not really grow with the low level of light.
With the sprouted grain our animals are healthier, calmer and consistently productive. Higher quality feed means more nutrition for the hens and more nutrition and flavor in the eggs that they lay. And people can tell the high quality of these eggs. So, consider an omelet or quiche or custard to celebrate spring. And with some Aracaunas in the flock you won't need to color your Easter eggs!