I'm trying something different here. Due to the slope and limited funds I'm trying to limit the tillage that would contribute to erosion.
The Goober that used to grow corn on this place ran a chisel Plow up the middle and left the trenches. With limited equipment I have not had a great deal of luck leveling it out so I could mow it. Now that I have the landscape rake I'm going to try raking it to level , create enough loose soil for seed to take, yet not enough tillage to erode. As you can see there are patches of good grass(where I've found seed on markdown) and really bad areas. Most of this has come in voluntarily and is weedy.
My goal is to grow grass that is clean enough to use as garden mulch. I have a 40 lb bag of waterway mix and will start seeding in patches until I do the whole property over a few years. That will give me some time to determine the best cash crop to fit my needs and limited time.
My property runs out to the propane tank you see in the background.
And there are now 3 piles like the one at my feet, that will go in the compost pile in hopes the heat will sterilize any weed seed.
'm thinking another project has come to mind. I need a manure scoop like implement to move all that mulch.