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The story behind it is three years of hard work!
You can see a, um, rather entertaining video of the tilling at BridenFarm.productions.
We moved here during late Summer 2020 and started by putting our Goats and Pigs and Chickens through here. It is in an area that was once, nearly 40 years ago, pastures and gardens. However it had all grown up into Woodlands, mostly hardwoods, with a lot of ash and poplar.
This particular garden plot was used as a Pasture in 2021 and planted for the first time, by us, last year in 2022. In 2021 we had goats and pigs in there, and last year in 2022 we had goats, pigs, and chickens, and I tilled it as well, before planting.
It’s incredible the amount of roots that have come out of there! However, it’s coming, and improving each year. Last year we had tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini, and garlic. Although no great amounts.
This year I’m hoping for more. It’s obvious to me the soil has definitely improved and the number of roots has diminished. Thankfully.
Although, I do try to use my foot to point out some of the remaining stumps, and roots, and you can see the tiller jump ahead or get bogged down when it hits them. You can also see me roll the tiller a couple of times!
Like I said, don’t try this at home kids!