6 weeks without a new blog post = loss of subscribers.
Ah, well, things have been percolating (a deliberate choice of a word), and there will be updates. In the meantime, here is a picture of the circle, taken by DH during the holiday weekend. He had to stand on a ladder at roof height to get the correct vantage point. And the trees aren't even 5 years in the ground! (DH would also like me to point out that those hammock stands are way longer than a human body; that having them in the photograph is a bit misleading.)