I have a 40 acre homestead where I do the majority of my hunting. I have owned the property for about 5 years. The first year, I hunted with little success. I passed on many opportunities for does, and saw some really nice bucks that just stayed out of range. The 2nd season, I was busy building our home, so I didn't get a lot of time in the woods. The 3rd season, I was luck enough to harvest 2 nice bucks off the property. One with a rifle and the other with my bow. Last season I was pretty selective and passed on a couple nice bucks, between 120 and 130, and missed on a great buck. This year, I have had the time, and finally was able to get enough implements to put in a food plot. I have never done this before, so I'm shooting from the hip on this. I kinda got a bit of a late start since I just purchased the implements a couple weeks ago. Here is a bit of a photo journal of my first food plot attempt: I did not have time to get a proper soil test, but I did check the Ph w. the Biologic Ph meter. Tested in several locations, and they all were over 6.5 ph, so I didn't feel any lime was necessary. This food plot sits in a low area that floods up in the springs, so I feel the soil is probably pretty fertile from all the sediment that gets left in it: I brush hogged a little over 1/4 acre where I am putting the plot. Then I came back w. my box blade and scrapped all of the duff off the top of the soil. I put the scarriffs down just a little and that actually ripped up much of the grass roots, leaving mostly just exposed top soil: I then tilled the ground with my new Buhler tiller. That thing is awsome: After tilling, I let it dry out for the afternoon, then I came back and gave it a second round of tilling. This really broke the ground up I let it sit overnight, and came back and tilled it once more. I don't know if this 3rd time was necessary, but I did it anyway: I decided to plant Evolve Harvest MegaPlot. I also added in a 1 lb bag of BioLogic Brassicas. The package called for a firm seed bed. I don't have a cultipacker or roller, so I just used the tractor tires to firm up the seed bed. After I did that, I loosened the first inch of soil back up w. my tiller. Then I used a bag broadcaster to broadcast the seed over the plot: The seed is supposed to be covered by 1/4" of soil, and I don't have a harrow or a cultipacker, so I just did the best I could and made my own. I used a couple log chains, a 5' ladder from a ladder stand, and 2 50lb bags of cattle salt(which were later used for my salt licks). I feel like this did an adequate job: I completely forgot to take pictures of the final product as I was tired and hungry by that point. Now It's all in mother natures hand and we will see the results. This was basically a test run and a learning experience. I will have a proper soil test done before I put the plot back in next year. I will post pictures of the progress and hopefully a couple pay off shots once the season gets under way. I'd appreciate any feedback too.