Day 18. I wasn't sure where to start today, but I remembered that it was my friend Barnaby's birthday! I first met Barnaby on the Internet, and later met him in person at an IndieWebCamp. In addition to being a prolific contributor to many IndieWeb projects, he also plays *and makes* Hurdy-Gurdys! What's a Hurdy Gurdy? It's a very cool instrument that is kind of like a key-fretted violin played with a circular bow. I went to his website http://waterpigs.co.uk to see what sorts of musical things he's been up to lately, and found a neat melody called "Maple and Spruce" written out. I decided to use this as the basis for today's song. Oh and I should mention that this arrangement is not actually trying to sound like a Hurdy-Gurdy, although I imagine it would sound great played on it too. So happy birthday Barnaby!