Homestead Heritage: Self-Sufficient Living in Action

An intentional community in Texas practices what it teaches, from horse farming and organic gardening to living with love for God, the land and each other.



Homestead Heritage community’s Brazos de Dios farm is a working homestead where the commitment to living simply and appreciating the art of labor extends to all its members.
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Horse farming is a way of life at Brazos de Dios, where draft animals are an environmentally friendly, energy-efficient power source for many farm chores.
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The community’s 510 acres are cultivated using traditional, sustainable farming and gardening methods.
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Visitors to Homestead Heritage community’s farm can observe craft demonstrations that focus on creating essential items of lasting beauty.
Photo By Ben Owen ©
Visitors to Homestead Heritage community’s farm can observe craft demonstrations that focus on creating essential items of lasting beauty.
Photo By Ben Owen ©
Community members seek to fulfill the mission of “taking the provision of our daily bread back into our own hands.”
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The homesteading school teaches fiber crafts and a variety of other arts and skills associated with self-reliant living.
Photo By Ben Owen ©
The homesteading school teaches fiber crafts and a variety of other arts and skills associated with self-reliant living.
Photo By Ben Owen ©











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