So long ago we built our home on a retired apple and pie cherry orchard. We have gleaned many times over from the generous and fertile soil. We have a natural spring that is latticed underneath our ground cover. The soil is too porous to bring the water to the surface but for living in a desert we do pretty good water wise.
It's not uncommon for us to view pheasant and other fowl from our back windows. We have even hosted a racoon family on occasion. But now we have become hosts to bigger visitors.