Happy News: I have BEES again! :D When we went out, there were clouds of golden honeybees busily to-ing and fro-ing from the bee tree. \o/ We had a hive in there for a while, and then they went away, and now they are back. *Numfar does the Dance of Joy*
Second round: shoveled the remaining loose ash from inside the firepit and some around the outside edge. Next we need to dig out the packed-down, older ash and then rake in the unburned stick ends.
Third round: trimmed grass around the goldenraintree.