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Just a reminder. Mother earth news fair is this weekend. In belton
 
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Jerry Sledge wrote:Gail Gardner
May be going to SE Oklahoma this week to look at land on south side of Lake Sardis. Any recommendations?



Hi Jerry. I'm sorry I didn't see this until just now. Did you find what you were looking for? That would be a lot further south and east than I am. I talked to someone down that way once here. He said they didn't have great soil and no good internet. But they weren't in that specific area.

 
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I'll be moving to San Saba county in December and will be reviewing the heck out of this site for my little one acre permaculture homestead.
 
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San saba pecans. Nice
 
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Adding myself to the roll call; Just northeast of Austin right where the Blackland Prairie starts!
Backyard gardener looking to make more sustainable and long-term improvements to my land. Long-term goal is to build up my S.K.I.Ps so that the family land in the Hill Country will be left to me and my husband.
 
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Hello!  First day here.  I'm from just south of the DFW area.  New to all of this.  I've been interested in homesteading / hobby farming for a little bit and stumbled onto the permies site.  Anything happening in this area?  The other posts are so old, I think I might have hit a dead site.
 
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Michael Shwartz wrote:Hello!  First day here.  I'm from just south of the DFW area.  New to all of this.  I've been interested in homesteading / hobby farming for a little bit and stumbled onto the permies site.  Anything happening in this area?  The other posts are so old, I think I might have hit a dead site.



Hey Michael, welcome to Permies! The Oklahoma and Texas forum has been quiet for a while but the rest of the Permies site is really active. I've always received at least a few responses to my questions. My wife and I live just south of Austin and are currently wrapping up building a timber frame straw light clay cabin. We start looking toward food production in the fall.

Cheers,

Aaron
 
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Michael Shwartz wrote:The other posts are so old, I think I might have hit a dead site.



Ah, but you brought this thread back to the top of the list of 'Texas and Oklahoma' posts allowing me to find it and convincing me to finally make an account here!

So, hello from New Braunfels! My husband, daughter, and I are currently living with my parents (a blessing in disguise when covid-19 started). The virus also is what got me to start a garden this year and inevitably stumble upon permaculture!

I'm lucky that I have been given free reign over their suburban yard allowing me to grow our own food and implement new permie tactics that I'm learning. End game is to purchase some land in the Canyon Lake area (despite how expensive it is) and begin the crazy journey of revitalizing the amazingly rocky land.
 
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Thanks for bringing this back up to the top Rebecca! We keep bumping into each other. haha.

So I'm currently in the fort worth area. Looking for land. It does seem that a lot of folks are around Austin. I'd love to be in that area. If anyone knows of a few acres for sale around them, let me know!

Looking forward to connecting with as many as possible. Covid has me aching for community and boy do I miss hugs. ; )
 
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Jenny Jones wrote:
So I'm currently in the fort worth area. Looking for land. It does seem that a lot of folks are around Austin. I'd love to be in that area. If anyone knows of a few acres for sale around them, let me know!



The land around here is expensive, but I can't be anywhere else! Our game plan for land (my parents are looking to buy soon-ish and we'll be sharing with them) is to stalk the county records and cold call people. My dad's first call last week was a bust, but call #2 is coming soon!

But seriously, the prices are ridiculous. We're looking in the Canyon Lake area which is very hilly... for how cruddy most of the land is I can't believe the prices they're charging! ($20,000/acre for RAW land seems to be average)
 
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