Some "well-seasoned" men buy sports cars. My husband bought a rototiller. (I much prefer my husband's approach to life. Some of those sports car men also trade in their old-model wives.)
ANYWAY, as we transition from full-time farm life to retirement, Randy envisions more time in the garden. As I wrote earlier this year, he used a whole lot of organic fertilizer and old hay bales, trying to enrich the soil at our garden site. I was convinced he was a little overenthusiastic with his application of fertilizer, and it would make it too "hot."
While some things seem to be doing OK, some of the plants may have sided with my point of view. (Thankfully, the tomatoes seem to be surviving so far.) Well, there's always next year.
He also purchased worms for the garden plot. (Click HERE for that post.)
Evidently they didn't do everything to aerate the soil because Randy also purchased a new rototiller.