Jeff Campbell wrote:You have to have gutters to catch the morning dew. I have friends around Pecos and Sierra Blanco, that’s how they get their drinking water. Start planting what you can in the shade of the house. You have to set up a grey water system to water what else you can. Goats do well there and you could start using them to build soil and at the same time they could make all your erosion issues much worse. Tough place to homestead. My dads great uncle moved from East Texas out to Andrews in the 50’s, he got out of the car and the wind blew his hat off. He chased it about a quarter mile, came back to everyone laughing, told his wife to get back in the car and they drove back to Dallas.