my second order of trees arrived and this time i had help with the planting! i will say that i was more impressed with stark brothers than miller's nursery. both orders were excellent, but if i had to choose i'd say that stark brothers ship a more substantial tree.
here is what the trees look like when they come (these from miller's)
here is mikaj trying to dig yet another rock from the ground (we had to give up on this one--it was a boulder)
here is a newly planted and mulched apple tree