As a part of our homework for the Permaculture Design Certification Course, Daniel and I need to create a replicate drawing of our property on graphing paper. Keeping in mind this drawing is not-to-scale, of actual sizing and alignment of buildings, etc. The second part, is to layer with tracing paper, of the Zone areas of importance of where we need to get to on a daily basis. 🙂
This shall help us better understand if the current design we have in mind for the Butterfly Forests Homestead is a realistic one. There are only so many hours in the day, and reserving energy [not getting burnt out quickly] is ideal. Timing of getting to a certain place [may it be due of the harvesting period: fruit, flowers, grain, legume or nut for example] before the wildlife eats all of it first.. OR, designing where each area is – so then I can walk over to the areas without the worry of accidentally forgetting a task and/or not getting to an area in time at it’s ‘peak of freshness’].
Planning out your property, whether it is for simply building a home without the regards of a homestead like ours – still takes a lot of careful consideration and how it’s future results shall bring. The planning phase of the Butterfly Forests Homestead is one of the hardest legs of making this possible. There are often many times, certain plots on your property will be a ‘royal pain in the arse’ to change or even irreversible to when realised later down the road, you’ve made a mistake [due of not thinking, planning it carefully enough].
This is a past photo that I took with my smartphone [I need to purchase a Canon Camera in the future; previous camera died] which, has been modified since then. I will update this blog post when I am done with the Area Zones of our property. 🙂