Thanks for the fast welcomes! I live about 45 minutes away from Omaha so anyone who has Omaha in their name is sure to be of great help.
We have 20 or more (I forget exactly how many) varieties of apple trees. Most are older varieties like macintosh, johnagold, johnamack, Cortland, redcourt, Swiss gourmet, delicious and so on.
When we purchased our property it came with the orchard, at that time there were 350 trees. A tornado came through in 2008 and knocked down 150 of our trees. We were assured by the previous owner that the orchard was easily managed, even with my husband and I both working full time jobs (hahaha, why yes, it did say sucker on our foreheads!).
We will soon (By soon I mean in the next few years) start renovating the orchard, removing aged out trees, planting some newer varieties and, hopefully, creating a destination site for weddings, parties, photograph setting and so on. We would also like to offer in season fruits, veggies, cider, and canned/baked goods for sale. This long range plan will, hopefully, bring in income at retirement and keep my husband busy and out of my hair. He is incapable of sitting still for more than an hour😀). When I married hubby, 25 years ago, he thought corn was born in a can. He has come a long way!