We got some unexpected warm weather (70 in November? Really?) so I decided to fluff the garden soil before winter set in.
In the first picture the right side of the garden has been forked while the left is still untouched. You can kind of see a color difference.
This close up shows clods of dirt on the right, smooth soil on left.
Basically you jam the tines into the dirt then leverage the handles back and down to cut through the soil. You’re not tilling so much as, well, fluffing.
This is a good shot showing worked and virgin soil.
The chickens think I’m brilliant with my new scratching technique.
It’s still a fair workout but much easier than my old garden fork method.