I feel your pain trying to keep bermuda out of garden beds. As I said it is by far the most common grass in Oklahoma. So I have been pulling it's runners out of my garden beds ever since I was old enough to help with any manual labor.
I will definitely post some pics of the property soon. It is a beautiful lot in a beautiful area. It is just a few miles from the north end of lake Tenkiller and the mouth of the Illinois River.
So far I've been trying to leave as much of the woods in place as I can, while keeping trees a safe distance from the house. We get enough ice and wind, that I don't want to leave any trees close enough to fall on my house.
I've seen lots of deer tracks in the mud around the house, as well as racoons. I'll be interested to see what kinds of wildlife I have close by. This year has been horrible for ticks though, so I am already waging a war out there and I haven't even moved in. We treat enough cases of tick-borne disease at the clinic where I work that I am taking the problem seriously.