One crop circle has been tilled with the rototiller, and now I have started digging the next one. I’m turning the clay soil over a spade deep for the elements to work on over the winter. The digging is very easy now compared to the first couple of years, because the tilth is greatly improved due to the digging and the compost it gets.

And much easier compared to the mud of last years rainy summer and fall. I can usually keep digging into december until the ground freezes solid, but they say it will be colder than usuall this winter. I may not get it all done, but as I say, the tilth is good now already.

Good enough! But I keep digging anyway, as a source of recreation, and it does improve the soil and help keep the weeds under control.