House Capuchin Shield2Still dealing with the Plague… Back in March people were saying this would be over, long since. Anyone who had read anything about pandemics knew better. No in-person until the end of January 2021, now.

We’re continuing with the Project Days on Sunday, online, and the Virtual Potluck on the 3rd Sunday.

Viscount Edward, the man in red. Photo courtesy of Duchess Dagmar Halvdan

Viscount Sir Edward Zifran Crossed in July. Another piece of our An Tir history is gone.

There have been lots of class links posted each week and lots of cookery. One thing this pandemic has been good for is getting that sort of thing online. Vlogs that put up the occasional link have been doing weekly or even more frequent posts. People that have never posted before are coming up with things. There are several people doing interviews and discussions. It’s great! We haven’t had nearly the time we’d like to go ahead and take all the classes, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t participating!


Back in June the Hedeby bag with all sorts of goodies went out for the gift exchange the same week as that month’s potluck. Various embroideries and sewing projects have been going since, from a kiss-lock pouch, to a UFO to a sampler of designs copied from period pattern books to a couple of different kinds of dolls. Bone needles and fids have been produced during the last few weeks.

Herbs still has no weekly workshop, so things are proceeding mostly with tending and harvesting. We lost one fig tree, but it was replaced with

several more, and we did lose a number of starts to lack of watering while Anja was sick. The strawberry and raspberries produced well this year and we have a number of plants to get into buckets and pots.

Cookery has been amazing! From the cheese

Bone needles

dumplings, chicken/leek stew, pickled mushroom, Tarte de Bry and renaissance meat pies that we made for the June potluck to the Transylvanian Cherry dish, Stella’s dehydrating garlic, pork meatballs cooked in wine, started a limoncello, made lemon curd and pickled beans. The July potluck included Peggy’s Farts of Portingale plus various pickles, bread, Lemon Curd, the last of the Membrillo, scraped icebox soup, Pork in Sauce Bob, Carrots in butter sauce, Cacik and Egg custard tarts. Garlic cheese got opened and a beer/cheese soup got made….. and there are links and links and links to Vlogs like Jane’s Medieval Kitchen and Tasting History among others.

This month (these are standard meeting times) 

  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 11am-1pm
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, Noon to 6pm
  • By Ravyn Schmidt

    Cheese and Wine is an occasional meeting. Watch our Facebook group for notices!

  • Potluck is usually 3rd Sunday of the month. In garb (if you can) and bring a dish to share! Next on 12/15, 1/19/20
  • Winter Feast Date is 2/23/20 Theme is German Renaissance


…and this coming week’s (live by Monday) Activities through 8-9-20 –

Here are the direct Portfolio links which have all the past Project Day reports and all the various projects, just whomp through pictures until what you see appeals to you, mouse-hover on the pic and then hit “view” when that shows.

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moving pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! – Anja Snihova’, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin.