The region where I now live doesn’t get cold like in the mid-west or north-eastern USA. Frost on a windshield is about as close as it gets to a whiteout. When a rare snow happens motorists here become demolition experts.
Since temperatures rarely descend into the teens the topsoil doesn’t freeze. This means you can dig with a shovel anytime. But, most of us don’t use a shovel. Not that we shun manual labor, we just have fewer reasons to turn the soil. Most of us don’t have vegetable gardens. I don’t, but have a friend who does and he shares vegetables (and I share my homemade bread).
If I had a shovel at the end of the year what would I do with it? I’d turn over the stuff in my brain and get that soil ready for growth. I wouldn’t dig a deep hole to bury my collection of uncertainties. If I did, some of the stuff would stick to the shovel anyway.
I would use a shovel to mix up my routines knowing this could lead to new ideas because the dirt is ready. There is a lot of compacted dirt being hauled around out there.
I’ve got loads of dirt… If you wish, mix some of it with your own.
You know, spread it around.