So we started planting. Our goal was 20 trees this first year. I dug and planted the first 4 trees by myself. The second 4, my dear mother-in-law helped. Just when I thought I couldn't do more, Justin decided that we needed to, so we purchased 12 more on sale, and rented an auger. The auger attached to the skid-steer was a lot more efficient. What had taken 4 hours to plant 4 trees turned into 12 trees in 3 hours.
Overall we have 17 apple trees, 2 plum trees and one pear tree. I can't wait till these babies start producing some fruit. I have visions of future road-side stands and farmer's markets in my head!