I try not to think about the enormity of the challenge. Take it yard by yard, forkful by forkful.
If I can get a few raised beds into a productive cycle by the end of this year, then there will be less wasteland to face next year. And if I can maintain those beds, get some garlic and beans next year, and maybe reclaim a little more land for productive use, then the task will no longer seem infinite.
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