If you can afford it, you should definetly think about adding a pond to your homestead.
Although it might attract mosquitos during the summer (a counter-measure would be adding fish and frogs to eat the eggs), it improves the micro-biome drastically.
Bees will come and drink, as will birds. When birds have the possibility to drink, chances decrease that they will eat your fruit or berries, as they satisfy their need for hydration from the pond water.
The pond also is a nice temperature equalizer which is accepted by many other useful microfauna.