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Location: Gaines County, Texas South of Seminole, Tx zone 7b/8a
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How many people here live in the area from Lubbock to Odessa that practice in this area trying to green up this area. I am looking for people around here as I am in Gaines County. I own 30 acres here and looking for others that would like to help me as I am new to this. I have technical skills in computers and satellite networks but little knowledge in this. I have been taking ideas here and there over the last 2 years since I have been out of the army but looking to change my land up to be more self sufficient.
 
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Location: Gaines County, Texas South of Seminole, Tx zone 7b/8a
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So have and new people in this area Started working in this area besides me.
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Greetings from Brewster County!  
We are a bit south of you, but certainly in the West Texas desert nevertheless.
And yes, we are working on establishing a "desert homestead", though some might think those words do not belong together.  The rest of us like a challenge I suppose.

We only just arrived about six months ago, so you are most certainly ahead of us on the curve, but it's nice to see other West Texans on here, also carving out their happiness in the land of beautiful sunrises, sunsets and amazing storms!

So far, so good.  We have some small raised beds with black-eyed peas, sweet potatoes and anasazi beans that are doing really well so far.

How are things going for you and yours up there?
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Welcome to the forum, Renee!

I hope you will share how you are turning your desert into a homestead.

We have a forum called "Greening the Desert" that you might enjoy, if you haven't already found it:

https://permies.com/f/121/desert

And here is a link to the Homesteading Forum:

https://permies.com/c/homesteading


 
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Location: Central Texas zone 8a, 800 chill hours 28 blessed inches of rain
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Well, silly me.  Did not notice the original post was 4 years old.  Hope you're doing well, James.  

I am east of you, out of the desert; but it sure feels that way the past few years.  We went six months without a drop of rain from July to December.  

What are you looking for?  What help do you need?  What questions do you have?  
 
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Doing good up here.  Just been a busy year.  Mainly with work as many workers got covid so I ended up working a whole lot.  Then new software to fit in the mix and they put me as Admin on it due to my background so gave me more responsibility.  Didn't really get to do to much on my land this last year.  Hopefully this year will be different.
 
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Location: OK High Plains Prairie, 23" rain avg
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I'm in Western Oklahoma east of Amarillo. That's the great plains, not the high plains. My elevation is 2,000 ft. Jack Edmondson sounds like you are closer to me than the original poster. But I'm pretty lonely for permies over here in Western Oklahoma.
 
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