When you live in the middle of nowhere you are often your own carpenter, electrician, and plumber. Especially in the cold winter in the middle of the night.
There are very few professionals that will send someone out to you when you need them most. It is best to get some very excellent books on these topics or take a few basic courses to be well-prepared.
One thing few folks think about when they have lived in the city or have never owned their own property before is winterizing their pipes, including their well, to prevent freezing. Especially if they have never lived in a cold region before.