It's also pretty cool because Dan and I like to use organic gardening methods and as far as anyone knows, this land has never been planted, so there should be just natural soil with no residual chemicals lurking.
We used to use a little hand tiller back at the old place, but Grandpa Gecko has a great garden tractor with tiller attachments. When you're tilling up a 25' x 30' vegetable garden this is the only way to go!
Tilled it deep and the earth was actually fluffy! Gecko ran the tiller and Dan, Mom, and I went behind gathering rocks as he tilled them up.
Speaking of piles, right now we aren't harvesting anything but rocks...lots of rocks. See this big pile of rocks? This isn't the only one this size that we pulled out of the new garden. I'll use all the rocks we harvested to build a little wall around a new herb garden.
Soon, we'll till all the added material in, and then we'll be ready to start planting. We'll be starting our own seeds, and I just can't wait to see this beautiful earth bursting with life!