I was the same way, I had an area between two hills widened by a bulldozer, turned out great, until heavy rains turned it into a rock field.I've almost given up fighting my rock fields. I suspect I will attempt a full no-till no-drill planting sequence next year.
That's been 10 years in the making of the soil. No lime added in the past two years just fertilizing. Only time it did not do well was during last summer's (1 yr ago) drought. But it is all about timing. Mother Nature can be cruel. I'm just glad I don't farm for a living!!What an awesome plot wildlifefarmer! What I wouldn't give for actual soil instead of the chert/rock fields I have on these ridgetops.
Have you looked into biochar? Saw a podcast where they were talking about how the Incas ? transformed poor soil into super fertile soil using biochar. I figure they used some form of prescribed fire on the fields regularly to create the carbon.What an awesome plot wildlifefarmer! What I wouldn't give for actual soil instead of the chert/rock fields I have on these ridgetops.