RE: Prepping land for secondary crops
Lots of cloud, no rain by what I have heard up in your region. Farm looks extremely dry and as mentioned needing a lot of attention.
This project under you care will be a success having extensive knowledge, hope you find underground water, look forward to seeing progress and hopefully some rain soon.
Your new addition to the furry family looks to be quite a character, having them with you is a treat, excellent companions!