National Geographic : 1944 May
©Exclusive News Agency Oasis in the Lava! Red Lion, Island Farm on Green Mountain, Is a Patch of Green Surrounded byVolcanic Cinders Here vegetables grow to supply Ascension's permanent residents. A few cows furnish milk and butter, but theirfodder must bebrought from South Africa. Here the islanders also maintain a reserve herd of sheep, for use when supply ships are kept away by storms for protracted periods. Two members oftheNational Geographic Society have lived on this isolated island for years.