I'm north of concho.
Mars is exactly how i describe this area though i think a lot can be done in greenhouse(s). Wild west is another description. My nearest neighbors are a four mile walk away, the kind of people who don't blink when i ask for a ride to the train station, only 180 mile round trip.
When i was in a swale digging mood i planned on digging along a long sloped area. I had seen rain sleet down it in the past. I didn't because it wasn't fenced off and cattle would trample it. So put up your barbed wire.good fences make good neighbors, or at least keeps them out.
I can only visit my place but living there full time would make a difference.
It's going to rain/snow this week, think of all the water i could collect.
When i walk the fenceline I'm always looking at both sides to see if my area has better growth. I'm never sure.