After Husband finished plowing the garden, we moved out back, to the 'oats' field. When we moved in there was a nice sized clearing that I had planned to grow oats in. The years have come and gone, and the only thing we've accomplished with it is to clear a trail and dump last year's chicken coop clean out there. Meanwhile baby poplars and alders have been springing up and up and up through it. #1 cut down the little trees, I piled them up on the edges (more future hugelkultur beds), Husband plowed it up and disced it.
Unfortunately a good portion of it is clay, but a good portion of it is also a rich black soil. It won't see oats this year, but rather, it will be a squash field. I'll make compost hills across it, and plant squash directly in those, with maybe a few dry beans around each. Maybe even a bit of corn, to a three sisters garden. It'll definitely be a plant it and forget it crop.
Killed a mosquito yesterday, and saw the first blackflies. How nice of them to show up together. Blech. High of 18°C today, low of 8°C, and rain in the forecast. We could use some rain!