What to say, progress is ongoing though a bit slow for many reasons. Thus far in 2021 the following has occured:
Bought new land. 6.5 acres of rolling, fully wooded (mostly oak and other hardwoods) land which fortunately or unfortunately has a power line & easement through the middle of it. Bad because it forces me to break the land pretty much in half for some uses, fortunately because it's a 30 foot wide path already cleared which I'm attempting to turn into the primary driveway or entryway to the property.
There has also been a lot of sapling clearing on the front part of the property, enough that I can actually use a walk behind brush mower to "mow" as well as in many places drive a side-by-side through if needed.
I've started clearing one corner that is more or less west / northwest facing which may become the initial "home" garden and eventual location of the permanant living structure. Orientation isn't perfect or even the best on the property for a well designed passive solar structure, but I'm trying to save the best solar locations for what I hope to be the commercial growing space. With 6.5 acres, I'm sure I can find good enough locations for solar panels, solar hot water and the home garden.
Next, an approx 20x20 metal carport has been dismantled from the Marion garden location and erected as the first structure at the new location, and I've even placed a firepit (ok ok, it's a 300 pound steel tractor rim) out front to warm up at, maybe some healthy hot dogs if that's possible, dispose of some of the waste wood etc.
First attempt at sawing lumber from trees I've felled with a chainsaw. Some new bits and bobs enroute to correct a mistake in my ordering and such, but, I've at least cut a slab and improving the setup to make more. Why by pine and softwood lumber, when I can mill and make oak and hardwood.
And just today I ordered some bags of shitake and winecap mushroom spawn to innoculate logs (shitake) and wood chips (winecap) hopefully even get a few in the spring or next fall. Just another use for the wood I will inevitably be removing to make room for the gardens, structures and more food bearing trees.
There's a lot more going on in the details, behind the scenes and just whenever I can get there to do the work.