I know this is not possible for most people but a pond can be a forever pantry. We brought our farm and it had a 7 acre pond and dam that was drained when the pipes rusted out. I rented a excavator and brought some massive pvc and fixed it. I found a guy that works with the wildlife services to stock ponds and we planned out the best way to create a sustainable pond. We put in 8000 brim and minnows .12 a piece, then waited 12 months and put in 800 channel cats .85 a piece, then waited 12 months and put in 200 3 inch large mouth bass. In the last year we have caught several 6lb + large mouth bass, numerous 5lb+ catfish and a mountain of fat bluegills. We calculated that we can pull 200lbs of fish a month and maintain its production indefinitely. 6lbs a fish a day goes a long way. The best thing is that I just go into the woods turn over a few logs or large rocks and I have all the bait I need. Protein with no refrigeration required and I don't have to figure out how to store hay for the winter. I only write this so people will understand the huge benefit of a pond on your property. Even a 1 acre pond about 6 ft deep can be a great source of protein.