Dewayne is a national speaker on all things homesteading from wildcrafting to
animal husbandry. He graduated from Texas A&M at Commerce and has spent a
lifetime teaching and learning. Dewayne’s education started at an early age with
his grandfather passing on generations of knowledge such as woods skills, edible
and medicinal plants, how to hunt, fish and live in harmony with the land and
animals. Dewayne then went on to spend a short time on the Navaho
Reservation learning many of the Navaho native ways.
After graduation from college he went on to manage a 52-section ranch in west
Texas, then to teach Agriculture and Biology for several years. While teaching
Dewayne raised sheep, horses, cattle, and grew their own hay and grain and
formulated his own livestock feed.
After retiring, Dewayne came full circle back to teaching edible and medicinal
plants, and small-scale natural agriculture. In 2016, Dewayne and his wife
purchased an abandoned farm. They are now in the process of building a
sustainable teaching farm to pass along Dewayne’s years of experience and
knowledge along with new more sustainable conservation practices.
At the forefront on Red Feather Farms, you will find TexMaster meat goats,
pasture chickens, honey bees, vegetable and herb gardens, an Elderberry farm,
native plant and trees utilized for food and medicine. Red Feather Farms currently
has their own private label meat and herbal business. At Red Feather Farms you
will also see sustainable and conservation practices such as, rain water
catchment, waterless toilets, garden composting, as well as numerous soil, plant,
water and other resource conservations. Dewayne’s motto is “Homesteading on
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