You are intense! It's funny because my wife will comment that when I do something, it's to the extreme. My hats off to you in what you do to achieve results with your food plots. That hard work is definitely paying off. I'm not sure about that whole smelling dirt deal but if it works
keep doing it. One thing that I'll comment on is the normal PH in woods is lower than average. This soil, I believe has never been turn over and based on the test results the PH is only 4.5 to 4.7. I need to increase those levels to 6.0 to 6.5 by August. I'm not sure if I can within that time frame but I've plan to hit the soil with fast acting lime several time before August (every 6 to 8 weeks) then retest prior to planting. Because of location, stones, trees and general back breaking work, I'm talking to a guy regarding getting a bobcat out there to clear the smaller trees and drag the soil enough for it to be tilled. As you mentioned, every year you work the soil the better it will become
..HOPEFULLY. Once everything is ready I plan on planting sucra. We see how that goes. I'll post some pictures later.