Thanks for your kind words.
Also realised that I spelled genet wrong (oops).
We don't really have any dangerous (to humans) wildlife around.
A few snakes, scorpions, spiders, but those are kind of things everyone is aware of. It is not often that you hear of incidents that involve wildlife.
Mostly things that you can manage at home.
That being said, I am semi suburban, so most of the wildlife has been driven out due to urbanisation.
I'd say that the biggest problem is probably mosquitos. They don't spread malaria here, but the do spread pox, so the chickens are currently dealing with some pox. Other than that, they are just hellishly annoying.
It really is a wonderful climate for growing just about anything. there is hardly any reason to store food, other than the luxuriant aspects of permaculture lifestyle.
I only get about 3 hours of actual sunlight, the rest is dappled light through mature trees, so my journey has been more about how to turn an invasive forest into a productive landscape.
I find that though everything grows, diversified ecosystem management means the difference between some fruit on a tree, and abundance.
Take for example the avocado. it never used to produce much fruit, then I started deep mulching around it, then I moved in some chickens and built a pond that overflows into the avo root zone, last season I got into beekeeping. so each one of those interventions made it a little bit better, every time you integrate systems, and then one day it just compounds into abundance.
I've only recently started to let my animals work for me (mostly chickens) and that has made me superbly lazy... and now I want pigs and goats and I'm starting to feel like I'm pushing the limits of suburbia.
As far as watering is concerned, I used to work much harder, but then I learnt about mulch and fungi and soil; so I hope to build an ecosystem and soil foodweb that can support all of the things that I plant whilst only relying on the rain.
At this point I am still doing a little watering.
I had put in drip irrigation that I thought was going to be there forever... but I don't need it anymore, so now I'm focussing on moveable hoses that can support establishing areas, and the soil micro-organisms have to take care of the rest.
I hope that answers some of your questions.