#HappyDays 293 Seeing what one man, a shovel and a lot of bricks can create 18 months down the line.
#HappyDays 289 Forgetting that the hardest boss I’ve ever worked for is definitely myself, need to learn to take breaks or sleep in or both.
#HappyDays 288 Arrived to find a garden that, though slightly abandoned, is very much alive and among the two meter tall borages were many of the plants I originally planted as well as many who had self seeded.
#HappyDays 285 Measuring up and CAD’ing La Loma is a lot more satisfying when finished.
#HappyDays 284 Making new friends, both macro and micro.
#HappyDays 279 Productive day of gardening and cleaning, just in time for spring.
#HappyDays 274 Packed my backs got the adventure, cleaned my room and tended to the new shoots just starting to come up.
#HappyDays 253 Despite having a room to rent, a job to go to, and a comfy bed to sleep in. I will still find time to travel in every waking moment.
#HappyDays 246 Traveled the world seeing amazing animals and landscapes and one of the most interesting caterpillar (Elephant Hawk Moth) was in a backyard in Western Super Mare.
#HappyDays 236 Took the day off gardening to spend 39 CV’s to companies in five languages
#HappyDays 235 Sometimes I feel like a native spanish speaker… like when I need to tell a shop keeper that’s trying to rip me off what I really think about them
#HappyDays 234 Managed to squeeze a tamper into the car and get it back to Iznajar without incident
#HappyDays 231 My biggest fear when starting the garden was not failing to create beauty, but failing to maintain the beauty in the form of the soil food web already on site. Today these fears were alleviated when I saw the first batch of field mushrooms pop up among the bananas and kiwis!
#HappyDays 228 Finally found the rock for the patio surface… finally.
#HappyDays 226 Learnt to drive on the right side of the road while driving on the right but wrong side of the car.
#HappyDays 218 Went to plant trees for the morning… ended up working on a construction yard all day.
#HappyDays 210 “But I think my most lasting impression was still the unhurried dignity and noblesse with which the Spaniard handled his drink. He never gulped, panicked, pleaded with the barman, or let himself be shouted into the street. Drink to him, was one of the natural privileges of living, rather than the temporary suicide … Read More
#HappyDay 205 Up at 5am to make bread for four hours and then spend the rest of the day gardening, very happy day.
#HappyDays 197 Finished digging out the third keyhole for the garden.
#HappyDays 196 Rainy days are best for finishing CVs, looking for jobs, getting depressed, and reading comics for the rest of the day
#HappyDays 193 Had a Sean Penn moment today with a Carpenter Bee where instead of running for my camera I just sat there and watched her.
#happyDays 190 Learnt today that I am not anaphylactic to wasps (and by extension bees) and that I am quite vengeful about getting bitten while I suntan
#HappyDays 187 Feeling lots of love from all over the globe on the day I’m tucked away from all it
#HappyDays 185 Returning to find many of my cuttings from three months ago rooting and ready for transplanting
#HappyDays 184 Cemented in the first layer of bricks on the first layer of wall on the first terrace.
#HappyDays 181 Finished my portfolio today which has been tormenting me for the past 181 days.
#HappyDays 180 Filled my greenhouse to capacity with seedlings and now spend every spare moment watching for them to start growing.
#HappyDays 179 And the fourth out the ground is Vachellia farnesiana (Needle Bush) which was collected in Zagora, Morocco back in Dec and then travelled to Turkey, Germany and then back to Spain before getting a chance to live five months later./p>
#HappyDays 177 And the first plant out the ground is Physalis peruviana (Inca Berry) followed by Physalis peruviana (Yellow Tomato) and coming in third is Melissa officinalis (La Loma Lemon Balm)/p>
#HappyDays 160 Planted a small forest of mangos, advocadoes and bananas today around the end of the pool… now to wait 10-15 years.
#HappyDays 159 Scanned through meteorological data in spanish til my brains were mush
#HappyDays 157 The foundation of a good foundation is a good foundation.
#HappyDays 156 Designed the master plan for the villa patio, now for succession plans
#HappyDays 154 Learnt way to much about vetiver grass today as well as got my hands on a couple plants
#HappyDays 142 Finished work, had a shower and then packed my bag for the next week of adventure and travel.
#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 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 126 Turned the compost pile for the first time which was steaming away at max metabolic activity, thats 65 Celsius
#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