I decided to add some more paths through the woods about a year after we cleared the acre for the house and  the property lines.  After a lot of thought I also removed a lot of the mulch  in the front yard(future orchard) area and leveled it with a boxblade.  I hated to lose the mulch but it was very uneven and I need to add some areas that would hold water.

My goal was to create an area for an orchard  with possibly some other fruit bearing under story plants. I had been reading about permaculture techniques, and while I was not sure we could pull that off I at least wanted to try.  I wanted as close to self-sustaining system as possible with a focus on pesticide free produce.

Here is one side of the orchard area as viewed from the front porch: