Farm Glance: Rock Picking Made Easier

Hello folks.  To start the post I want to tell you about some topics I'd like to blog about in the coming weeks, for which I'd love to receive photos featuring your farming techniques (email me!). -Veggie washing/processing stations: smart layouts and techniques -Transplanting techniques (in general or for a specific crop) -Greenhouse designs (or smaller aspects/features of a greenhouse design) -Chicken Coop designs (or smaller aspects/features of a chicken coop design) -Hay Feeders or other barn features -Home made hand tools for around the farm

All right then:

Vaness and I just started leasing some farmland for a market garden and the soil is ROCKY.  This example is typical of the whole garden:

Homestead's Soil

Homestead's Soil

Vanessa's Rock Sifter

Vanessa's Rock Sifter

Lucky wheel find

Lucky wheel find

wheel protrusion

wheel protrusion

sifter frame

sifter frame

sifter with debris

sifter with debris

soil trench

soil trench

Incidentally, all this rock sifting got Vaness and I talking about how overwhelming a new piece of land can be, and unsure whether all the effort we're putting in to rock picking is an appropriate use of our time.  It makes us curious about whether others have done the same and found their efforts worth their struggle in the end, and about other kinds of challenges people have encountered on new land.  So if you've got any comments to make in that regard, I invite you to leave them below.  Thanks for reading.

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