#HappyDays 138 Finished reading the first half of a text book on site analysis and assessment and now have way to much information about soil in my head
#HappyDays 137 Put up a new hook rack for the pots and pans made from a nice piece of wood that use to be part of the old rafters.
#HappyDays 136 Got to set up a photoshoot of a new Permaculture Institute resisdence for their site, so much IKEA kitchen stuff.
#HappyDays 135 Excavated and restored a 5000 year old Arab Qanat system (horizontal well) ready for the PDC here in May.
#HappyDays 134 Explored an abandoned spanish farm house in a Cork Oak forest collecting Strawberry Tree cuttings
#HappyDays 133 Survived 65km/hr winds trying to blow me off a cliff as I waited for the sun to set.
#HappyDays 132 Sat down and went through my spanish flash cards again, Felt motivated to actually learn something.
#HappyDays 131 Windy days are excellent to spend in front of a computer and get all your projects a little further to completion
#HappyDays 130 Printed the photos of the four Morroccan boys from Zagora to send to the hostel we stayed at so they can each get a copy
#HappyDays 129 Cutting into a freshly picked grapefruit from the neighbours and then enjoying it with salt and sugar for an afternoon snack
#HappyDays 128 Finished the first draft of the first book of my Pattern Cards with the first 94 of Pattern Language typed and edited. Next is the diagrams
#HappyDays 127 Bought 53 varieties of seeds for el Villa de Espania to be planted in April, next is trees and bushes.
#HappyDays 126 Turned the compost pile for the first time which was steaming away at max metabolic activity, thats 65 Celsius
#HappyDays 125 Finished pages three and four of my new portfolio
#HappyDays 124 experienced a Spanish BBQ… Equal parts beer, meat and flamenco
#HappyDays 123 Ate salt and vinager chips after over four months of being away from them, tears were in my eyes.
#HappyDays 122 Started making my Pattern Language cards for my second portfolio project
#HappyDays 121 Built a three cubic meter compost pile today from the weeding we did in the veggie garden.
#HappyDays 120 Finished the first two pages of my new portfolio, or at least the digital elements, with a total redesign of my old architect projects.
#HappyDays 119 Ate borscht made from vegetables that we only found while weeding the garden beds
#HappyDays 118 Played fetch with a giant teddy bear (dog) between gardening and making compost
#HappyDays 117 Walked around the farm learning about ancient Arab water systems that are still being used to supply our drinking water from the hills.
#HappyDays 116 Being shown around the new residence at La Loma my jaw was dragging on the floor the whole time.
#HappyDays 115 Suntanned for almost an hour before the wind picked up and i almost froze to death
#HappyDays 114 Picked mushrooms (blewit) and started some mycelium cultures for the garden.
#HappyDays 113 Spent a rainy day getting my website in order and with enough content to make public, check it out at www.lloydrichardsdesign.com
#HappyDays 112 Successfully wiped and reinstalled my computer which means Im now able to start getting on with all the projects that’ve been piling up… like website and blogs!
#HappyDays 111 After getting back from a long walk in the orchards I was seriously thinking of going for a swim… its spring!