I'm very jealous! We have about 1/4 acre garden. We're in a small rural village in a quite street of bungalows backing onto open farmland. So we are very lucky. But I'd love to have space to grow my own firewood, some animals etc. We're thinking of getting ducks to help keep the slugs down and provide us with eggs. Would love a goat of two for milk, but we don't have enough space.
You've no doubt already done so, but there's a wealth of knowledge and experience on youtube for this kind of thing. I like Charles Dowding, Liz Zorab, Huw Richards as they are well matched to my climate etc.
If you haven't already done so I'd recommend looking into permaculture - there's a great book called "Permaculture Design Companion - A practical workbook for integrating People and Places" by Jasmine Dale. As the title implies - it's a workbook that really helps guide you through the process of designing your garden to make the best of everything from microclimates, sun, shade, etc etc. It will help you avoid a lot of mistakes!
Finally - please keep posting your progress etc as it's lovely to hear what others are doing with projects like this.
Literally just got the place 2 months ago it was more of a great opportunity then something planned out.
So every bit of information helps me because I'm basically learning everything now.
Last time I lived in a similar situation I was 9y old and don't remember much about anything.
I've been cutting Dead wood and cleaning the forest a bit it had areas where someone type of climbing plants was/is killing the trees.
I have no neighbors or the nearest one's are at least 1km away.
I'm loving the peace and quiet most but it does get spooky at night(no hot vampire's yet lol)
I've seen wildlife
Rabbits,Gazza( bird I don't know the name but image search if you like ,it was quite pretty an curious..),peacock female so brown and simple I'm hoping there's a male around and I get a picture.
Project's are plenty .
New walkway is needed, there's an old wood barn that I have to take down it's not registered and it's tipping probably rotten.
The main fence is good but the others not so much.
Everything is made out of wood and dirt with straw to hold it in place except the home.