We have always had a small vegetable garden here in the mountains (Country Boy is a keen gardener and a horticulturalist too), but lack of space has meant that we haven't had the big garden Country Boy would like.
|Toby loves the tractor...|
But... In the country we have oodles of room, so Country Boy has got a big garden all planned out. I was thinking that the project was way too big for one weekend, but of course I didn't consider the "country way".
In the city we (OK... Country Boy) use a mattock to break up the dirt. We then dig in some fertilizer and we are ready to plant. This takes a while and is hard work.
In the Country, you get your tractor, and use the bucket attachment to scrape the grass off the top. You then attach your ripper, and drive backwards and forwards a few times. This digs up the dirt in about one tenth of the time needed to do it by hand. It is also fun because you get to drive a tractor.
You then get a couple of loads of sheep poo with the tractor bucket and dump it on top. Then it is ready.
|Watch out for sheep poo!|
You may have noticed that, so far, the country way to do things seems to include using a tractor when ever possible. Alternatively my father-in-law just loves his John Deere!