The idea was to scrape a new area near the chicken coop for melons, cucs, pumpkins, squash, maybe some beans. Once we got busy moving dirt, however, the project morphed into something a little different.
Peripheral mounds will do double duty: (1) staging ground for beans and wandering pumpkin arms, and (2) some protection against deer (good luck with that!).
Remaining grass/dirt was used to bolster neighboring swales.