I first mentioned it's exciting to work on small-scale, winter growing. I'm grateful for the tractor we have on a 5-acre farm like Red Hill because it saves a lot of back-breaking work and makes growing more efficient. However, being able to spend my time using a broadfork in the small space of our hoophouses is greatly rewarding. Instead of bringing out the noisy tractor, I get to spend quiet time observing the detailed changes I am making while aerating the soil. Instead of breathing the tractor's fumes, I feel myself sweating as I make a suitable bed for growing vegetables. I also know the beneficial effects of this type of soil preparation greatly outweigh the negative ones, of which there are few. The broadfork is great for small-scale farms and gardens alike. If you are ever thinking of preparing a bed, be sure to inquire about this wonderful tool! It's been so great to be on a farm where the growing strategies and tools vary so much depending on the crop and time of year!