I wear eBay army surplus desert socks through the year as my feet get too hot in anything else and start growing fungus.
Lowa Patrol boots in the winter, non GTX as again it makes my feet sweat.
Army desert boots in the summer.
Never liked Bucklers, too soft a leather that cuts and tears...
Try Wessex Woodland management. They will harvest, stack and sell on your behalf. No idea on the ins and outs of the money side but I believe they sell and take a commission so it will be in there interest to maximise value for you.
I have done it where the lower eye bolt is extra long so as the gate opens up the hill it can slide within a sleeve in the gate. This was a metal frame security gate. The eye bolts have to be over size too so they don't bind and bend the hooks