Unfortunately it is too hot here in Oklahoma for either garden or people. Early crops did well (onion, turnips, garlic, carrots, peas, lettuce, chard) and tomatoes were great until this past week. All is stagnant right now, baking in the blazing sun. We will replant fall crops near the end of August.
Also working toward setting up rain catchment from the roof. Not going to happen until it gets a tiny bit cooler. Don’t need to get heat stroke… Not raining much anyway at this point. But we want to be more self-sufficient on our little lot and not have to rely on city water.
As for wildlife, we are about 1.5 blocks from the woods and farmland. So far, no wildlife depredation, unless you count tomatoes with holes pecked deep by thirsty birds when we had no rain for a few weeks.