We live on 5 acres in the Gulf Coast region of Texas, Zone 9.
We currently raise khaki campbell ducks for eggs and GCN sheep for meat and wool while training a ewe lamb for milking. Our gelded guard donkey produces great manure. Currently planning to plant fruit trees guild-style with native elderberries this autumn. We still need to select nitrogen-fixing undergrowth and narrow down the species of tree we want to plant, though pawpaw is definitely on my list.
The house came with a producing pear tree, and a large, messy cache of lead arsenate in the garage. The lead arsenate was removed from the garage by the local fire department, but I don't know its impact on the land. Is this something I should be worried about?