EDIT 5-22-18: I went back out and started clearing the section of fencerow to be replanted with privets. Which was exhausting, and there's a chunk of poison ivy in there which I can't remove by hand but will have to hose with weed spray later. >_< And I can't simply delay planting, so I'll probably have to work around it and replant that part next spring.
EDIT 5-22-18: Well, we got 5 privets planted, which is half as many as I intended and took twice as long. *headdesk*