minniechickmama, fruit trees, thats wonderful and a new lawn tractor, wow!great. When you get ready to plant the trees, use a closet door for your map of what tree is what fruit....you know, like some people use their closet doors to measure their kids growth.... mine is full of misc info: I keep a bird list, a critter list, an event list, the dimensions of the house and the run, driveway, coop, etc. Also a list of dates for first frost, first snow, first junco, first frog chorus, first hummingbird, first woodpecker drumming, first bloom on the peonies. For each year a tick mark for each time the driveway had to be plowed. And then the boring stuff: dates the septic was cleaned, the stove chimney cleaned. I've been here 8 years now and it is really fun to hae that info handy. my favorite is an entry on the event list: I happened to be outside at night looking at stars on my way to the coop. And the stars moved backwards in kind of a circular motion. I couldn't believe my eyes. I kept watching and it happened on a smaller scale two more times, and then the stars stood still like they are supposed to do. I was wondering if I was getting faint and couldn't figure it out. Next morning I saw that the chilean earthquake had happened at that same time, and that the earth's axis actually shifted with the quake. I just happened to be watching the stars at the right time!