I have also made a big swale. I have seeded the swale with different seeds, just to see what I can grow, now. There is some, melon, spinach, long bean, salad, sharp cabbage and carrot seeds in the swale.
We have also entered the rain season here in portugal, so very little construction can be done right now. Will also post more pictures of the swale when I go to a cafe. ;)
Filled the swale bed with wood, it gives the plants nutrients and water.