Funny how I'm looking at things right in my yard.
Funny the things I didn't notice until now.
"What you see is an illusion of what you see until you learn to see what you see," is ancient wisdom from the Dagara people of Burkina Faso, Africa.
The coop is up on top of one of a series of retaining walls; my house is so old that all those people walking around etc. eroded the ground (the wall at the lowest point is the retaining wall of 1850 made out of the former central chimney).
Step up onto the next human built terrace and here are the mounds and turtles, where the chickens scratched them out. I used my leaf blower to clear leaves off the rock piles, did a little raking...