Another Google earth view of our pasture area with the sediment pond close to the road in upper left hand side. Two buried slash berms radiate out. We had started driving down the center of the is pasture when we first moved here and the two track caused horrible erosion. Now we are trying to rectify that by filling in the tracks, diverting the water etc. Lower picture is of how I built the hugelkulture berms. Starting with longer branches, then with pine needles gathered from around large trees. As we have livestock, covered that with composted manure. The lower berm was in a soft soil area, so hand dug a swale as well.