A self-dubbed “inappropriately dressed but enthusiastic farmer” goes to work with his pick-axe (Thanks again to Mr. Sam Stromeyer for getting his hands dirty this week):

The soil in the greenhouse is so compacted that we’ve got to go at it with a pick-axe, remove large and small rocks, and hoe the beds before using the roto-tiller.  If we tried to use the roto-tiller right away, the beast would skip along the gravel like there was no soil there to till.  Once things are loosened up and rocks are cleaned out, this machine chops up clumps of soil and helps get the beds to the depth we want them.  Once they are tilled, we can start adding organic matter like composted horse manure from local farms.