Tyler, Thank you for the videos, I had seen them before, they are great! the picture I drew was crude at best, and my plans have been for a winding/snaking path ( I think it aesthetically correct) I think if I do the raised bed/ swale on the up hill side. of the path (mind you it is close to flat) the beds could be higher than if I had them on both sides, if I went further into it and actually created hugelkulture beds for future loops I may see a gain ( I will have to bring in timber for it).
I especially liked the video that showed using the chickens to clear the land. unfortunately, I will have to have my chickens in a fortress as I have eagles, hawks , coyotes and raccoon's to keep out. pigs would work well, I think if the pig house was on wheels I could do a temporary pasture, then move them to new... but that is not going to happen this year, certainly it could be in my 5 year plan.