On TX, I was stationed there in the 90's. I would go back under the same circumstances, ie, if the other option was a military prison. YMMV. Some people like it (or just don't know any better...).
But I am more concerned with this income interest you have. It seems to me, that you want good things to come of your efforts, and when you see how the typical employee's efforts are expended, this is unsatisfactory. And how and why of many supply chains results in suboptimal effects.
So I recommend you do the same thing, but better. You have the time and the brains, and a million examples to choose from. Pick any business, look at how you could do any aspect more efficiently, ensure there is room for a business with that niche, and create it.
So finish that permaculture project, with the intent of having a nice garden surrounding your "stage" area, and open your wedding site to rentals. Bonus for getting ordained, and providing officiant services.
Or look through Alibaba, and think of what you could import by the container load, sell off online, and then sell the container. I was looking at copper pipe. I can get clean copper pipe, for a small enough price, that I could sell at a profit, under cut the local plumbing warehouses, and pay for the container. But I still have work to do to see that the shipping cost is reasonable.
If you are importing supplies for use, rather than plastic doodads, you are just moving supplies that would already move, and some of the profits go to you, rather than a corporation.
Or I know a guy who used to work in a sawmill. When the mill closed, rather than go find another job, he buys the factory seconds from all the mills by the pallet, and the sells them retail on Craigslist, for far under standard retail. All he supplies is the gumption to find a nonstandard product, and a carport to store them under until he sells it.
Don't bother with more FT employment than you need to set up something that works for you. Then train someone to handle the PT tasks, while you go find something else to do. Repeat as possibilities come along. In the end, you are just the person putting together PT to FT employment for other people, from inside your comfort zone.