Knowing where the water naturally flows on your land or potential future land is critical to understanding where you’ll be able to build your homestead, and also to strategically know where to place the garden. We just “purchased” this land and were meeting some contractors for doing some excavation and during our wait, we had a torrential downpour that lasted maybe 1 1/2 hours. Sheets of rain and maybe I’m guessing 1-2 inches of rain fell. After driving back down to the base of the property here’s what we saw.