It should be noted we have chooks, and ducks as of middle of march. We do plan to have goats & pigs some day. Sun is blocked most of the day during winter. Apples seem to do very well here despite being 15 miles from the coast (22 by river). This area is a temperate rainforest with rare & endangered trees such as Port Orford Cedar & Myrtlewood. We have deer, elk, bears, and smaller critters walking by, and through the property from time to time. River Otters have also been spotted along with Bald Eagels, Hawks, vultures, all the way down to sparrows, blue jays, cardinals, titmice and so on. The chickens have successfully been free ranging and returning to a tractor at night, but this is changing to pure pen / kitchen garden / food forest access. In my orchard turning food forest, I have been slowly interplanting currants and huckleberries. 10 semi-dwarf rootstock and scions for antique apples arrive next month as well. I also have a too much water problem in winter & horrific wind storms. These wind storms push the peak wind gusts at over 75 m.p.h. Despite this, I can grow year round on my dense clay soil, but I think I am solving that soil by using raised beds & worms / worm castings / worm tea from the worm farm (Red wigglers). In short, I think I have the hardest property possible for Permaculture, but despite that, my goal is to be free of the grid's electricity. Scions coming include: Opalescent Pumpkin Sweet Cox's Orange Pippin King of Tompkins County Chenago Strawberry Black Oxford Calville Blanc Wealthy Winter Banana Spitzenberg Sweet 16 McIntosh Milo Gibson We already have 2 unknown apple trees, 4 Jonagold apple trees awaiting scions, 5 unknown plums, Elberta Peach, unknown cherry, a multigraft cherry, several multi graft apple & pear trees including a asian pear multi graft tree on trellis, blueberries, strawberries, salt bush, crabapple (2 types), all found on the property. Coppicing for firewood is not a problem and is an easy renewable resource. Lastly, on the west slope my Electrical CO-OP came in and dropped 70+ trees. I am by myself, but cutting them for firewood, and sledding them for building projects. Branches are being moved to become deadwood swales on contour along the western slope which I hope to plant in a few years. The gaps in between the deadwood swales (2m base, 1.5m high) I was planning for the larger livestock when they appear here. Deep Thanks for any and all advice.