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.

Tilling the Rye Under

Tilling the Rye Under

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.

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