Step 1: remove dead bushes (mostly autumn olive)
First Rick cut down all branches and, after the donkeys had examined them carefully and chewed any last goodness from the bark, they went into our burn pile.
Here's Rick using the tractor to extract the bushes. Hard, hard work.
Close-up of the remnants.
The dogs pretended to be king of the mountain, resting casually but regally on top of the dirt piles.
Today we begin Step 2. Killing weeds. Good times...