Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fall ground prep

Things happened really quickly starting around September 17.  First we dragged up and down in the buckwheat stubble, incorporating but mostly making piles of trash and throwing them to the side.  This is new ground from this Spring and is still coming along.

A few days later it was time to clear out the cucurbits to make room for the wheat planting.  A few butternut squash could have stayed on the vine for another week or two, but the ground needed to be cleared.

At the other end it was finally time to clear all those corn stalks.  I took the scythe and cut everything down first, as low as possible.  Then Sebastian helped me move all the stalks into a pile.

Here is how the corn field and the cucurbit field looked before tillage.

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