Our neighbor knew of our being abandoned by my husband. He also knew of our battle with the hard red clay ground that we worked so hard in for last year's garden. He graciously came over the day before Christmas and ripped the sod down in an area that had some good soil in it.
This is also a place that the horses have been using to relieve themselves, but not eat from. Animals 'usually' will avoid doing that as it reduces the chance of ingesting parasites. So the pasture there was not being used for grazing, and the pasture biscuits make great fertilizer as well.
This ended up being only half of the finished size. I later decided to add in a Three Sisters section as well. More on that later!
Always waiting for spring,