Sectors

Sectors of the landscape tie in to “the lay of the land” post I did before I started watching the videos for the PDC.  This is just another way to look at your property to help you decide how to set it up.  A sector map will layout for you the outside influences on your land.  This includes:  neighbors (particularly noisy ones or helpful ones), roads (how noisy or busy), where the winter storms come in from, where the summer winds come from, where the summer and winter sun is, where water might be, or anything else that may affect your future home in any way.  In more urban/suburban areas this can be very important for noise barriers or planting food furthest from potential pollutants.  Where I am going to be, I don’t have much around but other people who are fairly well spaced out to the point I didn’t even know they were all there.  I am more concerned with protecting myself from the winter winds and pointing everything at the sun for warmth.  Here is the sector map I made for my lot:

sectorsAs you can see, this is very simple and there is hardly anything on it.  That is what we wanted though.  NOT to have loud streets and tons of neighbors and things like that.  Perfect.

Share This:

Hello,
We have enjoyed your posts,and have started our own shitake project, and will also begin land shopping soon as weather breaks.
Enjoy,good luck.
Scott/Elizabeth

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Building
Stumps and Rocks

The first area that I will be adding will be the water room. The rain barrels will be set up here, and so the sink will be nearby, and the next room over will be the bathroom. They need to be close for water access and for grey water drainage. …

Building
Getting to Digging

The ground is just thawed and dry enough to get in some digging on the sunnier days. I have a lot of digging ahead of me, and I have to take all the time I can get. An addition will be put on the house, including an up grade to …

Building
3
Additon Step 2: Make a Flat Spot

This is the second area I am flattening out for the addition. The other side was put up in a hurry, so I forgot to take pictures. Obstacle 1 on this side is the tree stump. Obstacle 2 is the gap alongside the house. I stacked rocks to form a …