I have a friend with some goats but there are no fences to separate the lawn
and the area.
Extremely rocky is rocks the size of basketballs and smaller (I think this
place used to be a creek bed) but still has soil not completely rocks. I
have dug about 4' down in several different places and it is the same
***I want to do this project at little to no cost.*** (I was challenged that
this is not possible)
The resources that are available to me are horse, sheep, and cow manure from
local ranches, pine needles, leaves, and grass clippings from neighbors,
plus any other scrounging (cardboard, tires, so on).
I think that I am in zone 5 (zip 96104 California Mts.), with little
precipitation during the spring, summer, and fall with temperatures in the
upper 90's - lower 100's. Winters here regularly get below 0 F and we get
about 30"of snow or more.
The local "wild" plants in the area are Mint, Elder Berry, Wild Plumb, Choke
Cherry, Sagebrush, Bitterbrush, Lilac, Junipers, Pines, Fir, Quaking Aspen,
Poplar, Locust. I may have missed some but these are the ones I can
I am keeping a photographic log of the work and I will post the pictures
Please keep the suggestions coming.