Thank you, I tried to put all that out there and not drive someone mad trying to read between the lines or decipher some weird idea I had. Haha!
I will likely reconsider the rainwater catchment. I haven't started that project but based on the above per liter figure, I'll need to revise! Presently our area has a maximum that's charged but in reality, I mainly want the garden to be watered from the catchment system. Eventually, we might expand to using that collected water elsewhere with proper treatment and filtering considerations being made.
I've actually placed an order for some fruit bushes recently but we do not have a single fruit tree purchased. I do need a better windbreak for sure. Something I lightly considered it looks like, in the margin of my notebook.
The greenhouse is at the urging of my father-in-law. He has a well-established garden on his property and lots if small-heavy equipment to care for it. I'm happy with the light container gardening I did last year, but the yield is insufficient for my planning. I want to dry, can, use as much as I can over a safe, healthy period of time.
Overall, I really appreciate the suggestions. I'm working on the presentation portion of things too, and I just might slow down and methodically do what I want rather than try to cram it all in at once.
Deer did make their way into my tomatoes last season, I left a gate open and they walked right up to the porch and snacked for a bit.
I hadn't considered a pond. Without much research they seem a little more work than I like but esthetic-wise I like the suggestion.
How did I forget potatoes?! I will have to fix that for sure. We loves our taters.
I'm not ruling out winged friends, I just don't know much about their care. Plus, 'free' meat and eggs, what's not to like?