My own little farm.

Massive six-day project.  The back yard hasn't had a lawn
in thirty years, suffering every type of neglect and abuse.

With garden rake, raked up 45 large wet heavy piles of
twigs and leaves.  Hauled the piles with tractor to the 
compost area along the back fence.

Then used the tractor with home-made tiller to till the soil.

Then did a second raking, acquiring 15 large piles of twigs.

Next -- plant grass.

five pics:

After tilling:

Ready to plant:

Grass is up in first large area.
Second area near house is ready for planting:

June 1.  Grass is up in new area, and mowed for
the first time in the first area:

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