So we went out and picked up a bucket of sticks in the savannah. Then we cut several small trees' worth of honeysuckle and hauled that to the brush pile. *gasp pant wheeze*
We spotted an abandoned bird nest in one bush. Also I saw a pretty big nest up a tree. I'm not sure what it is, but it's made of twigs (instead of leaves like a squirrel flet) and it's bigger than most of the songbirds. Too small for great horned owl or hawk, though. I am wondering if it might be kestrel or something else in that size range.
Round 2, I went out to spray the stubs of honeysuckle and some poison ivy. Then I spotted a tree with late mulberries on it and picked those, along with some blackberries. Finally I trimmed grass around the septic garden, so it actually looks like a garden again and not a giant pile of weeds with a few marigolds in it.
Cicadas are singing. We got rain last night, everything's still wet, so it's a good mating day for them. They need soft wet soil to lay their eggs in. Mosquitoes are out too. >_<