Cleaned up 2 bags of trash, 1 large item, and removed 5 Russian olive saplings today. The field didn't seem too dirty, unless the tall grass and weeds are just covering it all. I found a 23 year old coke can, dated by the writing "Treasure Tops '84" it had in a few places, apparently referring to some such contest. It hardly surprises me anymore to find trash that's been lying on the ground for greater than 20 years -- the stuff just doesn't go away on its own.
I also serendipitously found a nearly new 10" folding saw, which proved to be deadly effective against Russian olive saplings. I cut down one that would have been too big to take by my trusty bend-and-snap method, and it was so much easier that I cut down two more little saplings while I was at it, and it was tempting to stay out and cut the darn things down all night. But one's arms get tired, hauling trash and cutting tree-weeds, and it was getting dark.
But I now have the weapon I've been looking for. So don't fear the reaper, Russian olives. Just fear me. Bwa ha ha!