I'm looking for some basic designs to kick around for a potential piece of property that I may have access to this year. I'm in zone 8 east coast USA in a coastal plains geography. The property is wedge shaped with the longest sides of the property facing south. Most of the land has been timbered about 7ish years ago and not maintained since. Based on the soil type/description the county has for the land it is mostly MU standing for Murville Muck type soil. This soil by definition is sandy upland boggy soil. There is septic already onsite so I know there are areas that perk, but I'm sure that there are areas that I will need to pull excess water from. The land is mostly flat with slight contours. I want to have about 10 acres for pasture, 4 acres for food forest type setting where I can run poultry. The rough dimensions of the land are 200 feet wide at the west end and 400 feet wide at the east end. The length of the land is 2200 feet and it lays from southwest the northeast. There is a slight slope from west to east about 4-5 feet over the 2200' length. I would like to build a few smaller ponds for water catchment and aquaculture. My question is how to get excess water away from areas to my catchments, swales to help drain and move to ponds is what I'm thinking? It guess I'm struggling with how to permaculture flatland that's skinny and may have too much water at times.