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Everjams Farms - Gaines County Texas

 
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Location: Gaines County, Texas South of Seminole, Tx zone 7b/8a
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dog trees greening the desert
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Since my thread https://permies.com/t/47297/Gaines-County-Texas-Greening-part has many pictures from third party site jack up I am starting this new on to keep updates on my land.  not much has been done in recent months since I have been working more at the jail rather then having days off this summer.  I just have a short video after a rain for an update on what a year has done for my land up in my front yard.  I am also attaching a picture what the area did look like towards the beginning.  Just wish I had more time or more people helping to get where I would like it to be.

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Beginning shot
Beginning shot
 
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So finally used google earth to give me a better idea on 1 foot elevation differences on my land due to not really finding much on topographic maps and such due to most only showing two marks on 10 foot elevation differences.  My land from NE to SE on top of the draw only falls about 12 ft in total and doing this showed be why part of my trees were larger then most just how the pooling of water was just before them and the fact that it seemed my SE neighbor had made like a 2 ft berm to control water onto his land at some point.  This also gives me a better idea on where to place the ponds and water ways that I want better then what I had did so in my past trying to place by what I seen.  I can see that observations were close but also that i can route water closer to ideal now after seeing how close I was.  Still now the major work that I have to deal with is the caliche ridden land.
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What I had planed just by looking at google maps
What I had planed just by looking at google maps
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1 Foot Contours made by Google Earth estimates
1 Foot Contours made by Google Earth estimates
 
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