The time has come to put the garden beds to bed. The last things producing are the beans and the peppers, so they'll stay a bit longer, but the rest of it is done. Time to call in the rototillers.
A really good way to do this would be to move the portable pen over a bed, put a few chickens in it, and let them have at it, but the pen's WAY over on the other side of the property, and it's heavy, so not today.
They probably worked for 45 minutes or so, and even the geese got in on it (weed control) for a while. I'll try again today. I think I'm still going to have to pull out the rototiller, which isn't thrilling, but if they can even get the area started, that's something.
Hooray for cheap labor!