Designing a farm calls for much more than designing a garden. While gardening is mostly on a small scale and can include flowers and veggies, farms are for serious cultivation and living places for animals and people as well. I haven’t lived on my farm for long, but I can feel it’s going to be a nice place for me and my future. How I designed my farm will surprise you. Everything was about sketching. If you have been admiring life on a farm like I used to, you need not go for complicated procedures to determine your perfect farm layout. Sketches will be all you need to develop the suitable design. I did it, and so can you. I will help enlighten you on my tricks hereof.
- Everyone can: yes you can
I said sketching, not professional drawing. While talented artists will be nice in drawing, everyone can do the sketching. There is no school for sketchers. You probably did the sketching basics in your preparatory school. The signs and symbols that people use to represent certain items are what you need. You can also well invent your own as long as you won’t forget what they mean.
Many will claim that they can do any drawing. Well, that’s not an excuse enough to disqualify you from sketching. I am pathetic in drawing. How I put my ideas down on paper is what matters. How proud I am to have got it right. You don’t need to panic for lack of perfection. That will come with consistency.
- Save time
I used to think that I would save time by simply skipping sketching tasks. Well, how wrong I was. I learnt it from a friend. It’s the complete opposite. You save plenty of time just by having a sketch for reference. Modern people are computer-based. They will take all their time trying to develop a layout from illustrator software. While, the design you will get is perfect, you will waste a lot of time before you get your result. A sketch will only take your few minutes and you are done.
- Carry your sketchbook everywhere
To store every new idea you see around, you will need a sketchbook. These are often portable and small ones will fit in your pocket. Carry your sketchbook and do your sketching whenever you see anything that inspires you. That’s how I started. In my final drafting, I was able to include some ideas that I learnt from other paces I visited. You probably travel and come across farm designs that you like. You can borrow ideas from those farms by sketching them.
- You will love it
I first hesitated to like sketching. With time and practice, I discovered how fun it was. Even after I designed my farm, I still find myself sketching just for fun. You will like it too. Be sure!
If I can do it, you can too. Give it a try and live in a farm of your dreams.
Would love to hear your story, your words on farming, on animals and plants,
My Farm Through Sketches Entry, Carneil Farm Limited