I have a 3/4 acre plot that's ridden with fieldstone and boulders. I've dug out just about everything I can by hand. There are a few dozen that are too large for me.
I dug some of them out with a rented mini excavator last year, but the machine compacted to soil so much and when I rototilled this year it was like breaking new ground. It was not fun!
What's the best way to go about getting them out without compacting the soil too much?