I saw it in a meeting I had last week in Ft Worth. We visited a private farm, and a friend reached down and grabbed a fistful of earth before she looked around. She crumbled it in her hands to feel the texture and tilth. Then, and only then, did she look at what was growing in it.
I'm going to be working on my soil this spring, so you'll see more about this, but here's something to think about as you work your soil to get it ready for spring planting: