Our family lives just outside Austin, TX on a 2-acre property. We are doing our best to be more self-sustainable. We both work full time jobs, so our hard work takes place mostly on the weekends. We also love food! We do our best to grow and raise most of what we eat.
Currently we have
A large vegetable garden – with around 20 large raised beds
A few fruit trees (fig, lemon, satsuma, kumquat, pomegranate, apple, peach, pear, plum).
20+ Chickens (this number is constantly changing)
10+ Ducks (this one varies too)
20+ Quail (seasonal)
2 Southdown’s (seasonal)
2 Great Pyrenees to keep the large critters away – Marshal and Beau
2 Cats to keep the rat population down – Carl and Eleanor “Nellie”
We also hunt and eat venison instead of beef as much as possible.
Aside from the food, there is also a focus on flower gardening, mainly xeriscape.