I'm working my way up to homesteading. I just bought a 20-acre parcel in July. I got my chicken coop built and the chickens should be laying in Feb. My next step is the garden. I've had small backyard gardens before, but never one the size of this. The area which I want to garden is about 1 1/2 - 2 acres. I talked to the last person to garden here - and she said that they used that area for 20+ years so it's free of rocks. (We live in an area so rocky that it's called Stonington). I've decided to hire somebody to come in and bush hog the area in the spring. I have two 4-wheelers, but no tractor. I was looking at plow and harrow attachments for the 4-wheelers. It would cost me $1700.00 to buy them new, along with the necessary hitch & tool bar. So - a few questions for y'all: 1) Do you have any plow/harrow ideas which would be more affordable? 2) If I want to live on the food from this garden, what would I be best off planting? I live in zone 4, Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The growing season is very short. Potatoes keep all year, and do very well here. Any other suggestions?