We go.  or something.

I finally re-dug the two slope garden beds, I had essentially abandoned them in situ last November after the frost killed the tomatoes and pole beans and the winter squash were collected.  They are now dug and turned down to the clay.  They aren’t weed free of course, but a first pass on bindweed, bedstraw, and witch-grass has been made. There were still a few chunks of frost in there though.  But being on the slope in full sun they dry out very quickly and so were quite workable.   Unlike the main garden, which is flat and therefore still soggy.  New England hilltops: your choice of clay or rock; mud or drought

Now if I can just fix the fences to manage the elderly horse, who has apparently developed a tendency to run blindly back to the barn on the shortest route….which is through that area.  The question is, does one make the fence more solid or does one make the fence very visible but easily breakable.  I’m going to go with the latter.  He isn’t trying to escape or go through the perimeter fence.  And I’d much rather lose vegetables than have a horse tangled in fencing.

But I have to keep the turkeys off of the area, this is best done with netting.  Horse plus netting? Nightmare.  I am thinking it may have to be creatively done.