Today was a day to be frustrated with technology.
My phone thinks I have headphones plugged in and the audible cuts in-and-out.
Our home computers are going through some kind of massive system up-dates. Either Firefox or Windows is downloading security patches.
The good news is that the chainsaw worked like a champ.
I found some root suckers on a decent apple seedling in our semi-wild orchard, Zone 4 in permaculture speak. The tree is notable for balanced growth, very large yields of big, beautiful fruit. The fruit stores well but the flavor is bland. I doubt that the deer care about the flavor.
It appears that I will be able to chisel the suckers off the mother tree's roots and use for the quarter-acre planting at the hunting lease. I like things that are free or almost free.
I made a small change to the plans. I will first plant on a 20'-by-20' grid and then add density as I get my hands on the plants.
About half of the hunters contacted me and support the plan. I need to get the others to commit. Then I can pitch the idea to the land owner.
I gave my nephew the $200 because he has the trailer that it will fit on.
I also bought a one-hundred pound roll of high tensile, electric fence wire for $20. I suspect it is 4000 feet long.