Thursday Morning Ripper


This morning I'm meeting a man with a big toy. Sounds kinky I know, but in reality it's necessary unless I want to throw my back out double digging a field. It's a big bulldozer with an attachment that will rip down into the soil about 18 inches. First we're going to scrape off the pasture grasses down to about three inches and pile them up in a big pile to mulch. Then we're going to go over the same ground and pull it all up. Then my work begins.

I get to come back over the ground with a rototiller and chop the soil up all fine, then dig some ditches for water and then plant some seeds. I'm thinking it's going be my pumpkin patch along with a bunch of winter squash and maybe some cucumbers. And that's just one of my nine gardens I'm working on.

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