I'm not expecting it to live, but it's mid June and still alive. I would prefer to get ride of it anyway and put a fresh post in this fall.
You could say this is a watering hole. The little area was just dug with a shovel and holds water almost all year. I've planted rye and oats around it, but standing water has been here all spring. That's why everything is dead. It's basically a big bowl that's why all the water settles here.
100 years of tilling the bowl has all the organic matter and loam down at the bottom. The good news is we are not making the soil mistakes anymore.