Had a garden space we've used for years and years, here's a pic of it from previous years: It's about 100 x 60 to 80' on the ends ( tapers ). Planning to rebuild the fence, so I've taken most of it down, and we're only growing potatoes in there this season until I get it re-fenced ( deer eat everything if not fenced ). Also cut out the upper slope some, and laid it over in the old garden space, with plans to level out above and build a 20 x 40 hoop house for cool weather growing and some hydroponic experiments. Last year, I started looking at the area below the house, which is a south facing slope down to the chicken house, all in trees. Cut out the trees, grubbed the stumps out, and made about a 100x200 space in there. Had 20 tons of chicken manure delivered from a local poultry farm, then added 20 tons of sand to mix in with the clay soil, plowed and tilled that all under and planted a cover crop of winter wheat. This spring, we started fencing. Treated posts on 6' centers with 2"x4"x60" field wire fence, along with 3-5/4x6" white oak boards to help hold the posts/wire over the long haul. Spent some of this winter logging out white oak and sawmilling the lumber for this fence. Got all the posts/wire up, but not all the board fence yet. This view is from the driveway looking back toward the house. Old garden is on the left, pond on the right with the chicken house beyond it on the right. Looking over the entry gate. First row is peas, with cabbage beyond it and over the hill. Second row is all okra. Then several rows of beans. Tomatoes, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, squash, etc, on up the hill. Had to build a retainer wall along the drive past the chicken house that leads on down to the cow barn. One thing we're trying this year is using cattle panels to raise our pole beans on, which should be easier to hold the weight of the beans, and remove in the fall.