We have cleared cedar trees immediately east of the house over the course of the past 18 months. This spring the entire area was covered with beautiful Bluebonnets...the most I have seen on the ranch. As the bluebonnets faded the area was then covered with some yellow flowers. Now the area is covered with blooming purple thistles. Very interesting and a colorful spring just outside the front door.
I have also extended the clearing into a trail from the house to the mountain pasture gate. I can actually Annie the donkey and the goats if they are by the gate. Also how I'm able to hear and hopefully see critters going down the mountain on the wild animal trail.