I trained the biggest bine up, hard to see. I'm getting tent stakes from walmart (more chinese stuff) to do the other two biggest bines, and also provide some half-assed support for the flagpole. There will be 3 bines with twine holding down that side, then when the nugget is ready, same setup on the other side, to help hold it in place during the wind gusts of our frequent summertime microburst thunderstorms we get here in the South.
The reason I didn't raise the flag is because my next-door neighbor is an elderly vet, and he puts his flag out and takes it down every day, and I don't want to half ass it. There are rules to flying a flag. My wife and I discussed it, and since we can't necessarily commit to the daily rules, we won't do it at all. I'm not flying the flag from this pole because I love America.