Finally moved from town out to my 30 acres here in Gaines County. Other then seeding yearly for the past few years while I was in the military and up north I am back and just before Christmas 2015 I finally moved back to the place I have to work with. I haven't done to much but i do know that rabbits and quail are loving what I have done so far. I started working up close to the house recently to pull down some of the dirt that has built up on it and starting to make a channel for water to be collected and soaked in just up from where my water well is to help recharge water down below. The before and current stage of my work so far. plans are to use the sand trap tank flooding to control water by the house and then channels down to a basin where water from the drive way to pool just east of the house or right side on third picture above. thinking of maybe digging in to the caliche and making it a possible shallow pond area or just a rain garden to soak the water before going down the hill into the draw. as seen below.