Yes I have a huge pile of dead wood there too its our old waste dump for the farm the location was too far and inaccessible in the winter. I have tried growing in just the manure and chips with limited sucess too nitrogen rich for most plants I think. Topsoil is going to be my issue we no longer have a dump truck so it will be multiple trips with the bobcat combined with digging in a bit to retrieve what I can on site. Just happy to figure out the water issue. I'm planning on setting up rain barrels to supliment if needed.