First I made a rough sketch of a simple and inexpensive yard.
Next Billy weed whacked the forest of growth. I raked and dumped the weeds to clear the area. Then Billy and I swung the tools, broke up the dirt and smoothed out the hills & holes.
I dug out some lines for rocks and pathways. Then we showered the yard with grass seed and fertilizer. I have slowly been bringing in wheelbarrows full of gravel rock (from a big pile up the road). This is how it looks so far.