Thank you, Leora!
I was kind of hoping to finally be able to grow figs, apricots and peaches in USDA zone 8, since I can't grow them at my altitude. But of course, you're right. It would be safer to grow fruit with a harder peel, like apples.
I don't know about the wind, yet. But I imagine that the property is pretty well protected by the woodlands.
Thank you for your other tips, also!