The winter rye that was planted last fall as a cover crop and green manure has grown about as much as it needs to, and it was time to till it under. I’ve done this with a disc other years, but it takes a number of passes to get it worked in, and working up a new patch of ground with just a disc can take forever, at least for me.
The five foot tiller in the picture does a better job in just one pass, though at a lot slower pace. It wasn’t cheap, but it does provide a bit of tax deduction. It also came in handy yesterday for working in a pile of donkey manure that I got from my generous friends and neighbors up the road.