When you are developing land, a homestead or farm, these kind of things happen. They are a part of the adventure. They are getting to experience the environment around you to the fullest extent.
However, too many events like this can discourage or worse yet, turn back even the most dedicated homesteader or farmer from reaching their goal of turning a property into a functional agriculture dream that they originally had.
A year and a half ago my fiancé and I bought 30 acres of raw land. When we shared our permaculture homestead vision with folks all we ever heard was: it’s going to cost more than you think and it’s going to be a lot of hard work. Yes, that was obvious and we were up for the challenge, but it wasn’t exactly helpful advice. It was completely obvious.