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An historical recreation household centered on the Central Oregon Coast (households are not official groups of the Society for Creative Anachronism and do not represent the views or policies of SCA, Inc. )

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Activities through 12-16-22

House Capuchin is no longer going to be an active thing. There’s a note below. Don’t worry, the blog-site will stay up, and the Facebook group, but reports probably won’t be appearing as regularly and the Winter Feast is cancelled. Most of the meetings are also going away. If we get people who want them back they’ll start happening again.

Potluck 12/11, cancelled, no more scheduled
Winter Feast LVI, Norse Theme. Cancelled

Here is the direct Portfolio link which has all the past Project Day reports and various projects, original here:  https://housecapuchin.wordpress.com/portfolio/  and new one here:  https://housecapuchin2.wordpress.com/portfolio/ and number three is here: https://housecapuchin3.wordpress.com/portfolio/

Misc – Well, friends, House Capuchin has had a good long run. It’s just about 10 years since we started this whole thing. It grew to be quite a big thing for awhile, but things change, and membership and participation has been dropping steadily. I’ve finally hit a point where what I can do isn’t enough and I don’t have enough oomph or help to keep going.

My health hasn’t gotten better since I got COVID for the 2nd time and it turned into long-covid. I’m spending energy that I don’t have to spare to keep this up.

Part of the problem is that I don’t drive, any longer, which means that a lot lands on Loren. He ends up doubling the time out and back and with the driving that he does for his job, I can’t do that to him any longer. He’s also lost interest in House activities and has stopped participating.

Part is financial, as well. Things are tight enough that I probably can’t afford to get to the events, in any case. Also, I went through the figures for the feast and there’s just not enough in our budget to put it on. Business was bad for the shop this year and there’s no extra.

I’m going to leave the website and the Facebook group up. I’ll probably be online on Sundays, but I’m not going make the event pages anymore and I’ll stop doing the reports as regularly, since most of that has been my efforts for quite awhile.

I’ve enjoyed a lot of the things that the House has done over the years, and the friendship of all of you, but it’s time for my major participation to come to an end.

In ministerio autem Somnium,
Anna Javornica (aka Anja Snihova’)

Events

December 17 , 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM – ADIANTUM YULE – The Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Lane County, OR ) This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted event.
Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Murchadh Monaidh Chraoibhe
The Barony of Adiantum celebrates the coming of winter with Baronial Court, a potluck dinner, and a day of friendship.

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JAN 13, 2023 AT 12 PM – JAN 15, 2023 AT 5 PM – An Tir 12th Night 2023 – Valley River Inn
Event by Barony of Adiantum, Pam Perryman and Esther Reese
Hello From An Tir 12th Night 2023!
12th Night 2023 will be held in the Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Oregon). Our event site is the lovely Valley River Inn, which is happy to host the SCA again.
For those new to the site, the “SCA block” is the entire hotel! The staff is friendly, with many having been our hosts at past events in their hotel. They know us, and they love our events. At 12th Night 2020, fifty-three+ hotel staff worked with Gold Key to wear garb during the work shift. It’s a welcoming space that’s all ours for the weekend!
Your event Stewards are Dame Yseult of Broceliande Ol, OP (Pam Perryman) and Honorable Emma Haldane (Esther Reese).The best way to reach them is to send an email to 12thnight2023@antir.org.
The event email will be checked at least once a day, and usually several times a day.
Site Fee is $30.00, with a $5.00 discount for SCA members. There is no pre-registration or payment; pay and sign in at the gate.
The event page is hosted on the An Tir server, on the calendar page.
That will always be the most up-to-date place for information: https://antir.org/events/twelfth-night-2023

February 19 , 2023 – SUMMITS A&S & BARDIC CHAMPIONSHIP

Introducing: The Alpine Festival of the Arts!
The event formerly known as A&S&B Championships is now Alpine Festival of the Arts.
So why the name change?
The event has been expanded to a full two days (Presidents’ Day Weekend, 2023)
We will still have the A&S and Bardic Championships, organized by the current Alpine Scholar and Summits Bard according to tradition.
Plus, we will have one day devoted to the Alpine Artisan Showcase. This is a non-competitive opportunity to display your art, schedule one-on-one discussions with Laurels and other interested artisans, and generally geek out and celebrate the varied and fabulous arts of the Principality of the Summits.
Our fantastic Event Stewards have secured a venue that will enable the competitions and non-competitive Artisan Showcase to be set up in separate spaces, so no interference between the two, yet everyone has access to both.
This is advanced notice to start planning your Artisan Showcase display now. Further details will be posted as plans develop.

MAR 17, 2023 AT 5 PM – MAR 19, 2023 AT 12 PM – Summits Spring Coronet – Jackson County Expo & Fairgrounds
Event by Barony of Glyn Dwfn – Summits Spring Coronet will be home to the Principality Coronet tournament where Their Highnesses will determine their heirs. The event will feature a Friday night social/ball, Saturday meetings, coronet tournament, C&T championship tournament, provost tournament, A&S displays and bardic circle. We will also offer a simple $5 bagged lunch for Saturday (pre-reg only). Sunday we will have Principality Moot and tear down. Site is a dry site with designated smoking areas elsewhere. No pets are allowed. Site does not have on-site camping/bunking so guests will need to find lodging nearby.

Early Week – Your scribe is having to withdraw from participation in a lot of things and a letter went out to that effect on Tuesday. That’s in the “miscellaneous” section above.

Cookery – A version of the Hungarian Chicken got made on Tuesday. The spicing was wrong and the parsley in the sauce got forgotten, so we’re going to try again. Recipe below…

Sewing – All mundane, getting ready for the holiday.

Herb Bunch – Mostly tending of indoor plants.

Project Day – All online

Recipes

This is the recipe that I originally picked up.

Chicken by Hungarian customsAMIS – V historickej kuchyni / Historical cooking – Chicken hungarian way

My quite favorite recipe because I can make it for my family on Sunday lunch and nobody notices that it is 500 years old. The original transcript from the book by Bavor Rodovský from Hustiřany – Cooking, that is a book about different foods

Young chickens again different according to Hungarian customs:

Boil the chickens clean instead. And he takes 20 or thirty onions peel them and stop the whole thing. And when they boil, put them in a clean pan and sprinkle with parsley spice. And when it spreads like porridge, stir with the wine in which the onion is boiled, and add pure wine vinegar to it and put boiled chicken in it. Spice with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg flower and saffron well. And if you want to do it freely, give almonds, Greek wine, as it is common in the large courts.

Our transcript:

Cook the chicken in salt and spicy water. To simplify the process (just when I do it like Sunday lunch) I cook chicken in one water straight with onions (I add it about halfway through cooking) and white wine. When the chicken is cooked, we can mix onions with a little broth – as needed, adding spoons of broth and one to two spoons of wine vinegar at the end. Season the mixture with nutmeg flower, ginger, cinnamon and saffron. Then rub the chicken with the created mixture – the rest can be diluted with the broth for “sauce”. If we want to achieve absolutely great taste and don’t mind deviating a little from the recipe, we can let the chicken under the grill bake a little.

And the almond or grape seasoning is really selective – it will delight your taste buds perfectly!

Anja’s version

Two servings of the Hungarian Chicken.
  • 1 bag of boiling onions
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 pounds chicken thighs (boneless/skinless)
  • salt
  • mushroom spice (you can see that I misremembered the spicing!)
  • caraway
  • ¼ cup prepared horseradish mustard (or ¼ cup regular mustard and 1 TBSP horseradish powder)
  • almond meal
  • opt. grapes for garnish

Method

  1. Peel onions and cut off roots, then cut in 1/2.
  2. Put butter in the bottom of crockpot and turn on.
  3. When the butter is melted add the onions and wine and cook for about an hour on high.
  4. Drop the chicken on top and salt, then add spices (cover the meat) and cook until chicken is up to 165 in the center. For me that was about 3 hours. If you check and the chicken is not up to temp, flip the outside pieces to the inside and vice versa.
  5. Turn off pot, set chicken aside, then put the rest into a food processor or blender.
  6. Process for about 1 minute, and then add parsley and mustard.
  7. Process for another minute and store separately from the meat.
  8. To serve: put each serving in a bowl, and pour some of the sauce over the top. Zap for about 2 minutes, sprinkle with almond flour and serve. Garnish with grapes if desired.

Note – The 2nd time I made this I used powder douce. We liked it both ways, although I think I might add a sliced apple to the onions. That would be tasty. Using almond meal for garnish works quite well, and adds a bit to the mix. We had both grapes and satsuma slices the 2nd time, and in one of the incarnations as leftovers, we also had some cranberry sauce. This is a good dish to dress up!

Miscellaneous pix

Music

𝔗𝔥𝔶𝔰 𝔜𝔬𝔬𝔩 – A medieval Christmas
Ensemble: Martin Best Mediaeval Ensemble
Album: Thys Yool – A Medieval Christmas
Video: Horae ad usum romanun (XV secolo)
http://www.facebook.com/musicamedievale
December has started, as I said before for this month I will only release music about the Christmas festivities, obviously very popular in the Middle Ages.
This is the first video: “Thys Yool – A Medieval Christmas by Martin Best Mediaeval Ensemble”.
Martin Best, born in 1942, has been dealing with early music since the 1970s. I refer to his Wikipedia page for those wishing to learn more: https://cutt.ly/Y1ZHKR9.
In his productions he always maintains a very folk approach, in this album music and lyrics about Christmas from various European territories are interpreted.
I wish you a good listening!

Mirko Virginio Volpe – MUSICA MEDIEVALE
1 Personent Hodie
2 Judas And Wenceslas
3 Hyer Matin
4 Miri It Is
5 Man Mei Longe
6 Thys Yool
7 Tapster, Drynker
8 Ja Pour Hyver
9 Gabriel From Heven-King
10 Chester Nun’s Song
11 Hail Mary Full Of Grace
12 As I Lay On Yoolis Night
13 Edi Be Thu
14 Perperit Virgo
15 O Virgo Splendens
16 Loor De Santa Maria
17 Polorum Regina
18 Mariam Matrem
19 I Pray You All
20 Ther Is No Rose
21 Caligo Terrae Scinditur
22 Princeps Pacis
23 Mors Vitae

Martin Best: voice, lute, psaltery
Lucie Skeaping: voice, rebecs, fiddle
David Corkhill: dulcimer, drums, bells
Jeremy Barlow: pipes, recorders, flute
Donna Dean: soprano
Kristine Szulik: alto
Angus Smith: tenor

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Links

Funnies 

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Largesse, Gifts and Auction items
·       ASXLVIII = 88
·         ASXLIX = 794
·         ASL = 2138
·         ASLI = 731
·         ASLII = 304
·         ASLIII = 146
·         ASLIV & ASLV = 230
·         ASLVI & ASLVII = 187 plus bookmarks, 4 puppets, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 1 kiss-lock pouch, 10 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 3 snip case w/snips, 23lucet cords, 25 pouches for block-printing, 2 medium pouch, 4 small pouches, 12 bookmarkers, 14 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124), 2 emery strawberries, 1 woolen spool-knit cord, 46 key bottle openers, 4 dishcloths, box of thread waxers.
Total as a Household = 4240 handed off


In ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
Page Created 12/05/22 & published 12/16/22 (C)M. Bartlett
Last updated 12/16/22

Activities through 12-4-22

We’re having fewer and fewer participants in the Project Day stuff…. starting to wonder….. There are a bunch of meetings that have suddenly gone to Sunday and it seems to be cutting into the numbers of folks who attend Project Day. We had a fairly quiet week, a lot of mundane things going on, coming up on the holidays. There are some interesting history links, a good blackwork tutorial, a really easy chicken dish and another that sounds equally tasty, plus lots of pictures and more!

This week Sewing and Project Day, plus the potluck are the open meetings.

Sewing and Project Day are ongoing. Masks required. We’re keeping right on with the virtual meetings side-by-side with the actual. 

Cardoons
  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 7am-9pm, on hold
  • Herb Workshop, In the Garden – Done for the season. There will be occasional workshops through the winter.
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, 1 to 4pm
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.

Next Potluck – Next Potluck – 12/11 (note changed date!!!), 1/15/22

Winter Feast LVI, Norse Theme. Page here – https://housecapuchin.com/winter-feast/winter-feast-norse-feast-as-lvi-february-2022/ More pages coming!

Here is the direct Portfolio link which has all the past Project Day reports and various projects, original here:  https://housecapuchin.wordpress.com/portfolio/  and new one here:  https://housecapuchin2.wordpress.com/portfolio/ and number three is here: https://housecapuchin3.wordpress.com/portfolio/

Events

December 9 , 2022 until December, 11 2022 – SUMMITS INVESTITURE – The Principality of the Summits
The Shire of Coeur du Val (Corvallis, Benton County, OR ) Event site: Philomath Scout Lodge, 660 Clemens Mill Rd Philomath, OR 97370
Good people of An Tir, join our Alpine Highnesses Datu Bato and Dayang Emma von Bern as they bestow the Summit Coronets unto their heirs. More information to come soon!

December 17 , 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM – ADIANTUM YULE – The Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Lane County, OR ) This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted event.
Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Murchadh Monaidh Chraoibhe
The Barony of Adiantum celebrates the coming of winter with Baronial Court, a potluck dinner, and a day of friendship.

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JAN 13, 2023 AT 12 PM – JAN 15, 2023 AT 5 PM – An Tir 12th Night 2023 – Valley River Inn
Event by Barony of Adiantum, Pam Perryman and Esther Reese
Hello From An Tir 12th Night 2023!
12th Night 2023 will be held in the Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Oregon). Our event site is the lovely Valley River Inn, which is happy to host the SCA again.
For those new to the site, the “SCA block” is the entire hotel! The staff is friendly, with many having been our hosts at past events in their hotel. They know us, and they love our events. At 12th Night 2020, fifty-three+ hotel staff worked with Gold Key to wear garb during the work shift. It’s a welcoming space that’s all ours for the weekend!
Your event Stewards are Dame Yseult of Broceliande Ol, OP (Pam Perryman) and Honorable Emma Haldane (Esther Reese).The best way to reach them is to send an email to 12thnight2023@antir.org.
The event email will be checked at least once a day, and usually several times a day.
Site Fee is $30.00, with a $5.00 discount for SCA members. There is no pre-registration or payment; pay and sign in at the gate.
The event page is hosted on the An Tir server, on the calendar page.
That will always be the most up-to-date place for information: https://antir.org/events/twelfth-night-2023

House Capuchin Winter Feast – 2/12/23 – Come join us for a Norse Feast (Viking era)! We’ve been researching for two years, now, because of the virus, so you can expect some good food and fun! The site is open from noon to 8pm, although we’ll be there from 8am to midnight or so. If you’re there outside of the event times, you’ll likely be put to work. 🙂 We’re planning a couple of classes, music, stories and possibly some dance as well as food all day and the feast proper starts at 5pm. Bring your feast gear and some containers to take leftovers home with you, along with the “travel food” that we usually plan as the last course of the feast. This is a free event, although there’s a donation can by the front door to help defray the costs.

February 19 , 2023 – SUMMITS A&S & BARDIC CHAMPIONSHIP

Introducing: The Alpine Festival of the Arts!
The event formerly known as A&S&B Championships is now Alpine Festival of the Arts.
So why the name change?
The event has been expanded to a full two days (Presidents’ Day Weekend, 2023)
We will still have the A&S and Bardic Championships, organized by the current Alpine Scholar and Summits Bard according to tradition.
Plus, we will have one day devoted to the Alpine Artisan Showcase. This is a non-competitive opportunity to display your art, schedule one-on-one discussions with Laurels and other interested artisans, and generally geek out and celebrate the varied and fabulous arts of the Principality of the Summits.
Our fantastic Event Stewards have secured a venue that will enable the competitions and non-competitive Artisan Showcase to be set up in separate spaces, so no interference between the two, yet everyone has access to both.
This is advanced notice to start planning your Artisan Showcase display now. Further details will be posted as plans develop.

MAR 17, 2023 AT 5 PM – MAR 19, 2023 AT 12 PM – Summits Spring Coronet – Jackson County Expo & Fairgrounds
Event by Barony of Glyn Dwfn – Summits Spring Coronet will be home to the Principality Coronet tournament where Their Highnesses will determine their heirs. The event will feature a Friday night social/ball, Saturday meetings, coronet tournament, C&T championship tournament, provost tournament, A&S displays and bardic circle. We will also offer a simple $5 bagged lunch for Saturday (pre-reg only). Sunday we will have Principality Moot and tear down. Site is a dry site with designated smoking areas elsewhere. No pets are allowed. Site does not have on-site camping/bunking so guests will need to find lodging nearby.

Dance Vids – You Can Dance! // Basic Medieval Dance Footwork Tutorial – The Creative Contessa – This video provides basic instruction for the foundational footwork of medieval and early Renaissance dance (15th century), broken down by rhythm and count. Singles, Doubles, Continenza, Ripresa, Piva, Saltarello, and Mezavolta (half turn) are covered.

1st Dance Taught at Christmas Tourney 2022 | SCA Medieval Event – Lynne Fairchild – This was the first of many dances taught at Christmas Tourney 50. This particular dance is for 1 couple to dance, but many couples can dance on the floor at one time.

Hole in the Wall | SCA English Country Dance at Christmas Tourney 50 – Lynne Fairchild – This was one of many dances taught at Christmas Tourney 50. This particular dance calls for many couples. It is a progression dance divided between Couples A and B, also Lords 1 and 2 with Ladies 1 and 2 (the word use of Lords and Ladies is fluid – it’s mainly to tell a dancer which spot in the dance they are in, regardless of gender).

Instructions: Couples A bow/curtsy to each other and then peel off, go around Couple B from the outside, and then back to place in between Couple B. Couple B then repeats what Couple A did, except that they go up the hall rather than down the hall. Lord 1 and Lady 2 bow/curtsy and then trade places. Lord 2 and Lady 1 bow/curtsy and then trade places. Hold hands and turn in a circle, with Couple B progressing up the hall and Couple A progressing down the hall.

Classes – 

1381: When Medieval Peasants Led A Bloody Revolt Against The King | Peasants’ Revolt | Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – Tony Robinson explores the major uprising across large parts of England in 1381; it’s origins, motives, and aftermath.

Early Week – Garden work and research

Cookery – 

Easy Medieval Food: Douce Jame – Monk’s Modern Medieval Cuisine – In the second video of my new series, Easy Medieval Food, I’m cooking Douce Jame, a fabulous chicken dish (capons in the original medieval recipe), beautifully flavoured with a creamy and herby sauce. So good. So easy.

Making a Medieval Rose Pudding! (Becoming Artsy 206) – The Getty – In this episode of Becoming Artsy, Jessie attempts to make a medieval Rose Pudding dessert from The Medieval Cookbook by Maggie Black and published by Getty. Will she succeed? Watch to find out!

Sewing – Isabeau is busy and says, “One done. 5 more to go.”

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16th Century Blackwork Embroidery for Beginners | CosTutorial | Step by Step Instructions – Lynne Fairchild – Learn about the history, materials needed, and step by step process of blackwork embroidery, also known as double-running stitch or Holbein stitch, from the 16th century (Tudor and Elizabethan times).

Sundials, etc – How did Vikings make sails? – Jonathan Williamson – We all know that Vikings sailed the world, from Newfoundland in modern-day Canada to what was then Constantinople, from the Baltic to the Black Sea, and almost everywhere in between. – https://thevikingherald.com/article/how-did-vikings-make-sails/343

Mysterious shipwreck found full of household items near Sweden is dated to 14th century – https://news.yahoo.com/mysterious-shipwreck-found-full-household-223059577.html

Herb Bunch – 

Project Day – Not much happened. Loren fell asleep on the sofa with the spoons in his lap. Anja worked with people online.

Recipes

Contemplating this recipe for potluck

Chicken by Hungarian customs

AMIS – V historickej kuchyni / Historical cooking

Chicken hungarian way (EN below)

My quite favorite recipe because I can make it for my family on Sunday lunch and nobody notices that it is 500 years old.

The original transcript from the book by Bavor Rodovský from Hustiřany – Cooking, that is a book about different foods

Young chickens again different according to Hungarian customs:

Boil the chickens clean instead. And he takes 20 or thirty onions peel them and stop the whole thing. And when they boil, put them in a clean pan and sprinkle with parsley spice. And when it spreads like porridge, stir with the wine in which the onion is boiled, and add pure wine vinegar to it and put boiled chicken in it. Spice with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg flower and saffron well. And if you want to do it freely, give almonds, Greek wine, as it is common in the large courts.

Our transcript:

Cook the chicken in salt and spicy water. To simplify the process (just when I do it like Sunday lunch) I cook chicken in one water straight with onions (I add it about halfway through cooking) and white wine. When the chicken is cooked, we can mix onions with a little broth – as needed, adding spoons of broth and one to two spoons of wine vinegar at the end. Season the mixture with nutmeg flower, ginger, cinnamon and saffron. Then rub the chicken with the created mixture – the rest can be diluted with the broth for “sauce”. If we want to achieve absolutely great taste and don’t mind deviating a little from the recipe, we can let the chicken under the grill bake a little.

And the almond or grape seasoning is really selective – it will delight your taste buds perfectly!

IN

Chicken hungarian way (EN bellow)

One of my fabourite recipies, because you can cook this for your family for the Sunday lunch and nobody will notice it´s 500 years old.

Original recipe is written by Bavor Rodovský z Hustiřan:

Young chicken again in different hungarian style:

Cook clean chickens. Take 20 or 30 onions, peel them and cook them whole. And when they boil, put them in clean pan and beat them well with green parsley. And when you beat it to mash, take some wine and put chickens in and add white vinegar. Season with ginger, cinnamon, mace and safron. And if you what to make it goof, add almonds or greak grapes as is common in big houses.

Our version:

Cook the whole chickej in salted water – to make it easier (especially if it´s the Sunday lunch) I cook the chicken with little bit of white wine and with onion straight (add onions in the middle of cooking process). When the chicken is tender, take onions out, add a little bit of stock and blend it – add a little bit of stock one spoon at the time, At the end, add one spoon of wine vinager and season it with safron, cinnamon, ginger and mace. Cover the chicken in the mixture – you can dilute the rest of the mixture with more broth and use it as a sauce later. If you´re craving amazing taste and you don´t bother diverting from the original recipe, grill the chicken for a little bit. And those almonds and grapes? That´s what´s gonna make a difference!

Miscellaneous pix

Miniatures

Charles Bridge and other Czech places

Music – A Christmas Carol – Remember O Thou Man – Passamezzo – from Thomas Ravenscroft’s Melismata, 1611 – Earlier versions of this song can be found in a number of Scottish sources, including John Wedderburn’s Compendious book of godlie psalmes and spirituall sangis, 1578.

Eleanor Cramer: soprano
Christopher Goodwin: lute
Alison Kinder: recorder
Tamsin Lewis: alto
Jack Merivale: bass

Remember O thou man thy time is spent
Remember O thou man how thou art dead and gone
And I did what I can, therefore repent.
Remember God’s goodness, his promise made
Remember God’s goodness, he sent his son doubtless
Our sins for to redress, be not afraid.
The angels all did sing on shepherds’ hill,
The angels all did sing, praise to our heavenly King,
And peace to man living with a good will.
To Bethlem did they go, the shepherds three
To Bethlem did they go, to see where ’twere so or no
Whether Christ were born or no to set man free
As the Angels so did say, it came to pass
As Angels so did say, they found a babe whereas he lay
In manger wrapt in hay, so poore he was.
Give thanks to God alway most joyfully
Give thanks to God alway for this our happy day
Let all men sing and say, holy, holy.

Renaissance Christmas – Mike Field – For more info go to the youtube link

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Links

New and Updated Pages

Garlic Crop https://wp.me/P8ngGY-6FO

Funnies 

divider black grey greek key

Largesse, Gifts and Auction items
·       ASXLVIII = 88
·         ASXLIX = 794
·         ASL = 2138
·         ASLI = 731
·         ASLII = 304
·         ASLIII = 146
·         ASLIV & ASLV = 230
·         ASLVI & ASLVII = 187 plus bookmarks, 4 puppets, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 1 kiss-lock pouch, 10 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 3 snip case w/snips, 23lucet cords, 25 pouches for block-printing, 2 medium pouch, 4 small pouches, 12 bookmarkers, 14 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124), 2 emery strawberries, 1 woolen spool-knit cord, 46 key bottle openers, 4 dishcloths, box of thread waxers.
Total as a Household = 4240 handed off


moving writing pen motif
In ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
Page Created 11/29/22 & published 12/522 (C)M. Bartlett
Last updated 12/5/22

Activities through 11-27-22

Not a lot happened this week. The holiday ate things. No one for Sewing Workshop this week. Sewing and Project Day are ongoing. Masks required. We’re keeping right on with the virtual meetings side-by-side with the actual. 

  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 7am-9pm, on hold
  • Herb Workshop, In the Garden – Done for the season. There will be occasional workshops through the winter.
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, 1 to 4pm
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.

Next Potluck – Next Potluck – 12/11 (note changed date!!!), 1/15/22

Winter Feast LVI, Norse Theme. Page here – https://housecapuchin.com/winter-feast/winter-feast-norse-feast-as-lvi-february-2022/ More pages coming!

Here is the direct Portfolio link which has all the past Project Day reports and various projects, original here:  https://housecapuchin.wordpress.com/portfolio/  and new one here:  https://housecapuchin2.wordpress.com/portfolio/ and number three is here: https://housecapuchin3.wordpress.com/portfolio/

Misc – The beauty of medieval artwork revealed by restoration https://www.medievalists.net/2022/11/medieval-artwork-restoration/

30,000 Medieval items available online for the first time https://aleteia.org/2022/11/25/30000-medieval-items-are-available-online-for-the-first-time/

Events

December 9 , 2022 until December, 11 2022 – SUMMITS INVESTITURE – The Principality of the Summits
The Shire of Coeur du Val (Corvallis, Benton County, OR ) Event site: Philomath Scout Lodge, 660 Clemens Mill Rd Philomath, OR 97370
Good people of An Tir, join our Alpine Highnesses Datu Bato and Dayang Emma von Bern as they bestow the Summit Coronets unto their heirs. More information to come soon!

December 17 , 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM – ADIANTUM YULE – The Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Lane County, OR ) This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted event.
Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Murchadh Monaidh Chraoibhe
The Barony of Adiantum celebrates the coming of winter with Baronial Court, a potluck dinner, and a day of friendship.

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JAN 13, 2023 AT 12 PM – JAN 15, 2023 AT 5 PM – An Tir 12th Night 2023 – Valley River Inn
Event by Barony of Adiantum, Pam Perryman and Esther Reese
Hello From An Tir 12th Night 2023!
12th Night 2023 will be held in the Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Oregon). Our event site is the lovely Valley River Inn, which is happy to host the SCA again.
For those new to the site, the “SCA block” is the entire hotel! The staff is friendly, with many having been our hosts at past events in their hotel. They know us, and they love our events. At 12th Night 2020, fifty-three+ hotel staff worked with Gold Key to wear garb during the work shift. It’s a welcoming space that’s all ours for the weekend!
Your event Stewards are Dame Yseult of Broceliande Ol, OP (Pam Perryman) and Honorable Emma Haldane (Esther Reese).The best way to reach them is to send an email to 12thnight2023@antir.org.
The event email will be checked at least once a day, and usually several times a day.
Site Fee is $30.00, with a $5.00 discount for SCA members. There is no pre-registration or payment; pay and sign in at the gate.
The event page is hosted on the An Tir server, on the calendar page.
That will always be the most up-to-date place for information: https://antir.org/events/twelfth-night-2023

House Capuchin Winter Feast – 2/19/23 – Come join us for a Norse Feast (Viking era)! We’ve been researching for two years, now, because of the virus, so you can expect some good food and fun! The site is open from noon to 8pm, although we’ll be there from 8am to midnight or so. If you’re there outside of the event times, you’ll likely be put to work. 🙂 We’re planning a couple of classes, music, stories and possibly some dance as well as food all day and the feast proper starts at 5pm. Bring your feast gear and some containers to take leftovers home with you, along with the “travel food” that we usually plan as the last course of the feast. This is a free event, although there’s a donation can by the front door to help defray the costs.

February 19 , 2023 – SUMMITS A&S & BARDIC CHAMPIONSHIP

Introducing: The Alpine Festival of the Arts!
The event formerly known as A&S&B Championships is now Alpine Festival of the Arts.
So why the name change?
The event has been expanded to a full two days (Presidents’ Day Weekend, 2023)
We will still have the A&S and Bardic Championships, organized by the current Alpine Scholar and Summits Bard according to tradition.
Plus, we will have one day devoted to the Alpine Artisan Showcase. This is a non-competitive opportunity to display your art, schedule one-on-one discussions with Laurels and other interested artisans, and generally geek out and celebrate the varied and fabulous arts of the Principality of the Summits.
Our fantastic Event Stewards have secured a venue that will enable the competitions and non-competitive Artisan Showcase to be set up in separate spaces, so no interference between the two, yet everyone has access to both.
This is advanced notice to start planning your Artisan Showcase display now. Further details will be posted as plans develop.

MAR 17, 2023 AT 5 PM – MAR 19, 2023 AT 12 PM – Summits Spring Coronet – Jackson County Expo & Fairgrounds
Event by Barony of Glyn Dwfn – Summits Spring Coronet will be home to the Principality Coronet tournament where Their Highnesses will determine their heirs. The event will feature a Friday night social/ball, Saturday meetings, coronet tournament, C&T championship tournament, provost tournament, A&S displays and bardic circle. We will also offer a simple $5 bagged lunch for Saturday (pre-reg only). Sunday we will have Principality Moot and tear down. Site is a dry site with designated smoking areas elsewhere. No pets are allowed. Site does not have on-site camping/bunking so guests will need to find lodging nearby.

Dance Vids – 

Tom Tinker – Adéla Jelínková – ukázkové video k plesové příručce (longway ve dvou párech se jedničky a dvojky stále střídají)
Zdroj/Source: The Dancing Master, J. Playford, 1651
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/playford_…
http://playforddances.com/dances/tom-…
Hudba/Music: Housebroken consort

Early Week – Cleanup and leftovers early on….

Cookery – Was all Thanksgiving this week.

Ancient Roman snacks found in Colosseum dig – https://news.yahoo.com/ancient-roman-snacks-found-colosseum-230143395.html

Easy Medieval Food: Cryspels – Monk’s Modern Medieval Cuisine – In this new series I’m showing you how to make easy medieval food that tastes delicious. The first video is Cryspels, crunchy fried pastries, brushed with sesame, and drizzled with honey. Heavenly!

Another hedgehog, this one of pate in a modern (Czech) party platter! I asked and the spines are spring onions, turnip, and basil stems.

Crabapple Vinegar https://www.facebook.com/pariogallico/posts/pfbid02JnYdYSfKgrfYP8j46cGDM3oa2qj5iujp1ffmquCEnSJX3sn39PU89H5NHWsn5e9Bl

Sewing – 

Getting Dressed in a Houppelande, circa 1430s – priorattire – Welcome to another instalment of the getting dressed series! hope you enjoy the 1430 style – and don’t laugh too much at my riding pillion! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PlKpRk5K_k

Weave Along with Elewys: Roger II of Sicily 12th century – Elewys of Finchingefeld – Re-creating a 12th century design using a threaded in pattern and a bit of history about Roger II, King of Sicily and Africa.

Warm Dress for a Cold Tornado: Clothing a Medieval Kid – Opus Elenae – IN WHICH our intrepid recreatrix scrambles to make some cold-weather gear for her kiddo, because apparently Texas is cold sometimes (who knew?). Come along with me as I make a flannel medieval tunic suitable for a chilly SCA war.

“Hennin” Discoveries, Part Deux // Construction, Materials, and Originals – The Creative Contessa – Here is part two of a possibly ongoing series on the “hennin”, the most iconic headdress of the Middle Ages. Materials, construction, extant medieval pieces, and plans for future creations are discussed.

Patterns from a 17th Century English Embroidery Sampler – Lynne Fairchild – Double-running stitch embroidery patterns based on a 17th Century sampler at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Sundials, etc. – 

The Origins of the Gunpowder Age https://www.medievalists.net/2022/11/origins-gunpowder-age/

Frontier Blacksmithing – Smokehouse Door HingesTownsends

Primitive Smokehouse Built By Hand – Townsends Wilderness Homestead – Townsends

Herb Bunch – 

Archaeologists uncover medieval farm in England – https://www.medievalists.net/2022/11/archaeologists-uncover-medieval-farm-in-england/

Project Day – Anja was pretty much by herself this week, embroidering at the computer and working on pictures and the marzipan page. The stuff that got posted is AWOL, as is the whole event page and I have no clue why?

Arlys posted a set of scissor keepers that’s she’s putting into a Dirty Dozen.

Isabeau posted that they had a day off

Feast Planning -Discussion about the subtlety

Anja – Thinking about the longship…. does it make sense to y’all to make a cardboard form to bake it on? I haven’t been able to find any kind of dish that’s shaped right. What I’m thinking at the moment is a bread/pizza dough boat baked upside down over the form, then flipped upright, filled with the meat-loaf-ish mixture and re-baked. At that point it would be set on a “sea” of curly kale and given the hard gingerbread tail and head. We’re still going to have to experiment on the sail, but I’m thinking a pretzel rod mast…. and then we need shields for the outside…. Vanilla wafers? Or would it be better to find something savory? Sail…. the lemondae flavor that was nearly white isn’t around any more, I’m only finding red and blue….
Or would it make more sense to fill the “ship” with a cooked filling and just squash it into place?
Hmm… yeah, probably, then re-heat before assembly. It’ll come to the tables luke-warm at the most, but should be tasty. It was good, cold.
Rosamonde Sherwood – How about a Smorgastorta? Video on YouTube. It’s a layered huge sandwich carved to look like a Viking ship
Anja – 🙂 Sounds awesome!
Rosamonde Sherwood – If you want it sweet try gingerbread clay …. Very user friendly.
Anja – I had thought about that, but the consensus when we were talking about it was savory. THis goes in as one of the main dishes, iow….
We used hamburger, onion, wild rice (subbing for barley) and carrot with cheese salt for seasoning. Planning to add mushrooms and scallions or leek. Loren suggested pinwheel of puff pastry for the shields. Since he really liked those the other day…. puff pastry, spinach, ham, cheese… and they bake hard enough to add, and can be done ahead. We’ll be using squeeze cheese and toothpicks to put things together.

Recipes – Carrot pudding is something you see in late period recipe collections. Works really well for Thanksgiving! Something different!

Carrot Pudding, 17th Century, England (adapted from queensmeal.blogspot.com) Divided by 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup frozen carrots.
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ stick butter
  • 1 TBSP white wine
  • 1/4 cup? 1/2 cup? milk
  • 1 TBSP sugar
  • Grated nutmeg

Method

  1. Thaw carrots.
  2. Put breadcrumbs in food processor. Add carrots (drained, if necessary).
  3. Process until both are “crumbs”.
  4. Add eggs and process.
  5. Melt butter, add and process.
  6. Add milk and sugar and process.
  7. Put into a casserole dish that can be covered and bake at 350 until it reads over 165 in the center and is no longer liquid. (1 hour for the 4x.)

Miscellaneous pix

‘Coz I’m on a ship kick….

Music

Peggy found this – This Song From the 1500’s Blows Me Away – Rick Beato – In this episode I discuss the Music of Renaissance Songwriter and Lute virtuoso John Dowland (1563-1624).

Isobel, one of the Starfollower Consort people, found this – Michael Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore; Voices of Music 4K UHD – Voices of Music – https://www.youtube.com/clip/UgkxH_nNL86qgQV9O2a4pqzgEpqEVKzg_ALW

Psalm 107 – They that in ships – Passamezzo – An anonymous 16th Century setting of Psalm 107, “the sailors’ psalm”.
From Henry Ainsworth’s Book of Psalmes Englished both in Prose and Metre, 1612. This psalter was one of the music books carried on board the Mayflower in 1620 by Elder William Brewster.
Eleanor Cramer: soprano
Alison Kinder: bass viol

They that in ships unto the sea down go,
That in the many waters labour doe,
They see Jehovah’s operations,
And in the deep his wondrous actions.
For he saith, and doth raise the wind stormy,
And it doth lift the waves thereof on high.
They mount to heav’ns, down to the deeps they go;
Their soul it melts away in evil woe:
They reel and stagger like a drunken wight,
And all their wisdom is upswallowed quite:
And to the Lord they cry in their distress,
And he outbrings them from their anguishes.
The storm he to a silent calm doth set,
And then their waves allayed are quiet;
And they rejoice because they are made still,
And he them leads to haven of their will.
Confess they to Jehovah his mercy,
His marvels eke to sons of man earthly.

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Links

New and Updated Pages

Marzipan – https://housecapuchin.com/projects-over-period-of-time/marzipan/

Funnies 

divider black grey greek key

Largesse, Gifts and Auction items
·       ASXLVIII = 88
·         ASXLIX = 794
·         ASL = 2138
·         ASLI = 731
·         ASLII = 304
·         ASLIII = 146
·         ASLIV & ASLV = 230
·         ASLVI & ASLVII = 187 plus bookmarks, 4 puppets, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 1 kiss-lock pouch, 10 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 3 snip case w/snips, 23lucet cords, 25 pouches for block-printing, 2 medium pouch, 4 small pouches, 12 bookmarkers, 14 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124), 2 emery strawberries, 1 woolen spool-knit cord, 46 key bottle openers, 4 dishcloths, box of thread waxers.
Total as a Household = 4240 handed off


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Activities through 11-20-22 Potluck

It sounds like the Service Collegium went very well. Lots of awards were given. We had a quiet week and a good, if very late, potluck.

This week all meetings are on time. Sewing and Project Day are ongoing. Masks required. We’re keeping right on with the virtual meetings side-by-side with the actual. 

  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 7am-9pm, on hold
  • Herb Workshop, In the Garden – Done for the season. There will be occasional workshops through the winter.
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, 1 to 4pm
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.

Next Potluck – Next Potluck – 12/11 (note changed date!!!), 1/15/22

Winter Feast LVI, Norse Theme. Page here – https://housecapuchin.com/winter-feast/winter-feast-norse-feast-as-lvi-february-2022/ More pages coming!

Here is the direct Portfolio link which has all the past Project Day reports and various projects, original here:  https://housecapuchin.wordpress.com/portfolio/  and new one here:  https://housecapuchin2.wordpress.com/portfolio/ and number three is here: https://housecapuchin3.wordpress.com/portfolio/

Misc – Summits Service Collegium Principality Court – Principality of the Summits, Kingdom of An Tir SCA – This stream will include Summits Court at the Summits Service Collegium in Stayton, Oregon.

Events

December 9 , 2022 until December, 11 2022 – SUMMITS INVESTITURE – The Principality of the Summits
The Shire of Coeur du Val (Corvallis, Benton County, OR ) Event site: Philomath Scout Lodge, 660 Clemens Mill Rd Philomath, OR 97370
Good people of An Tir, join our Alpine Highnesses Datu Bato and Dayang Emma von Bern as they bestow the Summit Coronets unto their heirs. More information to come soon!

December 17 , 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM – ADIANTUM YULE – The Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Lane County, OR ) This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted event.
Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Murchadh Monaidh Chraoibhe
The Barony of Adiantum celebrates the coming of winter with Baronial Court, a potluck dinner, and a day of friendship.

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JAN 13, 2023 AT 12 PM – JAN 15, 2023 AT 5 PM – An Tir 12th Night 2023 – Valley River Inn
Event by Barony of Adiantum, Pam Perryman and Esther Reese
Hello From An Tir 12th Night 2023!
12th Night 2023 will be held in the Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Oregon). Our event site is the lovely Valley River Inn, which is happy to host the SCA again.
For those new to the site, the “SCA block” is the entire hotel! The staff is friendly, with many having been our hosts at past events in their hotel. They know us, and they love our events. At 12th Night 2020, fifty-three+ hotel staff worked with Gold Key to wear garb during the work shift. It’s a welcoming space that’s all ours for the weekend!
Your event Stewards are Dame Yseult of Broceliande Ol, OP (Pam Perryman) and Honorable Emma Haldane (Esther Reese).The best way to reach them is to send an email to 12thnight2023@antir.org.
The event email will be checked at least once a day, and usually several times a day.
Site Fee is $30.00, with a $5.00 discount for SCA members. There is no pre-registration or payment; pay and sign in at the gate.
The event page is hosted on the An Tir server, on the calendar page.
That will always be the most up-to-date place for information: https://antir.org/events/twelfth-night-2023

House Capuchin Winter Feast – 2/19/23 – Come join us for a Norse Feast (Viking era)! We’ve been researching for two years, now, because of the virus, so you can expect some good food and fun! The site is open from noon to 8pm, although we’ll be there from 8am to midnight or so. If you’re there outside of the event times, you’ll likely be put to work. 🙂 We’re planning a couple of classes, music, stories and possibly some dance as well as food all day and the feast proper starts at 5pm. Bring your feast gear and some containers to take leftovers home with you, along with the “travel food” that we usually plan as the last course of the feast. This is a free event, although there’s a donation can by the front door to help defray the costs.

February 19 , 2023 – SUMMITS A&S & BARDIC CHAMPIONSHIP

Introducing: The Alpine Festival of the Arts!
The event formerly known as A&S&B Championships is now Alpine Festival of the Arts.
So why the name change?
The event has been expanded to a full two days (Presidents’ Day Weekend, 2023)
We will still have the A&S and Bardic Championships, organized by the current Alpine Scholar and Summits Bard according to tradition.
Plus, we will have one day devoted to the Alpine Artisan Showcase. This is a non-competitive opportunity to display your art, schedule one-on-one discussions with Laurels and other interested artisans, and generally geek out and celebrate the varied and fabulous arts of the Principality of the Summits.
Our fantastic Event Stewards have secured a venue that will enable the competitions and non-competitive Artisan Showcase to be set up in separate spaces, so no interference between the two, yet everyone has access to both.
This is advanced notice to start planning your Artisan Showcase display now. Further details will be posted as plans develop.

MAR 17, 2023 AT 5 PM – MAR 19, 2023 AT 12 PM – Summits Spring Coronet – Jackson County Expo & Fairgrounds
Event by Barony of Glyn Dwfn – Summits Spring Coronet will be home to the Principality Coronet tournament where Their Highnesses will determine their heirs. The event will feature a Friday night social/ball, Saturday meetings, coronet tournament, C&T championship tournament, provost tournament, A&S displays and bardic circle. We will also offer a simple $5 bagged lunch for Saturday (pre-reg only). Sunday we will have Principality Moot and tear down. Site is a dry site with designated smoking areas elsewhere. No pets are allowed. Site does not have on-site camping/bunking so guests will need to find lodging nearby.

Dance Vids – Maltský branle – Branle de Malte – Arbeau – Adéla Jelínková – Our version of this mimic branle.

Classes – 

Why was Alfred the Great One of Only Two Kings Named ‘Great’ in English History? – https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-famous-people/alfred-great-0011216

What Was It Like To Be Raided By The Vikings? | Wings Of A Dragon | Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – For nearly 500 years the Norse people dominated the oceans, known by their remarkable ships and known for their death, destruction and burning down of anything in their way. They used sophisticated navigation methods and navigated safely over remarkably long distances.

Early Week – Not much…

Cookery – Planning was going on early in the week for both potluck and Thanksgiving. Cooking got going later. Butters Thursday evening. Shopping Wed & Sat. Lentils Friday evening

Poultry, rabbits and other small animals (in German, use google translate) – http://www.brandenburg1260.de/kleinvieh.html

The real story of the First Thanksgiving, OoP, but interesting – Tasting History with Max Millerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixTkzBuD-cw

Sewing – 

Drafting a 16th Century Tudor French Hood Pattern | Part 3 – Lynne Fairchild – 16th century French hoods from the Tudor era, as they are modernly referred to as, appear to have had multiple layers to them! In Part 1, I shared my research. In Part 2, I made a coif prototype for the first layer of the French hood. Now in Part 3, I draft the pattern for the outer layer hood.

Sundials, etc. – 

Hneftafl https://thevikingherald.com/article/what-you-need-to-know-about-hnefatafl-the-1-000-year-old-viking-board-game/324

The Consequences of Climate Change on the Byzantine Empire https://www.medievalists.net/2022/11/climate-change-byzantine-empire/

The Viking Axe https://www.medievalists.net/2022/11/viking-axe/

Why Was Indigenous American Medicine More Advanced Than Medieval Europe’s? | 1491 | Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – Early indigenous people in North America were using the number 0 before any other people, had mapped the planets and stars, and had their own calendars and writing methods. We also see how the herbs and plants that they used often are utilized in our modern drugs, as in the Yew tree bears components in Tamoxifen for cancer treatment today and the Willow tree has acetylsalicylic acid for aspirin.

Herb Bunch – The garden is definitely wilting down. Nights in the 30’s will do that and we’ve had frost several times, already.

Eleanor de Bolton says there are some problems with the book (questionable sources, mostly) but the except doesn’t have any that I can see….. Vegetables in the Middle Ages – https://www.medievalists.net/2014/10/vegetables-middle-ages

Project Day – Anja started the day chatting with Helen Louise. She’s sewing. Later harvested parsleys, oregano and fennel.

Ailantha posted – Yogurt making day. Whey to become gjetost. Going to use instapot thus time. Last times sauce pan effort was an epic fail lol.

Helen Louise posted – Another busy week… Yule stockings, tunics, coats and hats… Still have a bunch more stockings to make… Looking forward to Adiantum Yule event.

Feast Planning – Did another trial run on the Birka chicken. Except that it got started *very* late, it turned out pretty well. Even with commercially available greens it tasted pretty good. The liquid that was left will land in soup. There was a lot because Anja and Loren got their wires crossed and both added water. (No whey available….) The roaster that was heaped full to mounded in the center of the “green stuffing” while it was raw, cooked down to about 2 inches worth.

Potluck – The nibble tray went out at 4pm, but the chicken meat didn’t go into the roaster until 7pm! This is why I start cooking a couple of days ahead…. We ate nibbles and lentils and left the rest for Monday.

Potluck Menu

Nibbles

  • Roasted garlic butter
  • garlic butter
  • basil butter
  • blue cheese butter
  • cucumber pickle
  • bread
  • olives
  • cheese

Main

  • Lentil stew
  • Birka chicken

The Chicken

Afters

Cake for afters
  • Cake
  • Marzipan
  • Comfits

Recipes

Mustard sauce – a splash of white wine, 1 TBSP of mustard powder, 1/2 TBSP of cheese salt, about 2 TBSP of bread crumbs. Mix and let stand. Use a touch more wine if it sets up too hard. …and it’s very, very loud….

Miscellaneous pix

Music

ARCHAEOLOGISTS DISCOVER RARE BONE FLUTE DURING EXCAVATIONS IN KENT – https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/archaeologists-discover-rare-bone-flute-during-excavations-in-kent/145251

𝔍𝔬𝔥𝔫 𝔇𝔲𝔫𝔰𝔱𝔞𝔟𝔩𝔢, ℭ𝔞𝔱𝔥𝔢𝔡𝔯𝔞𝔩 𝔖𝔬𝔲𝔫𝔡𝔰 – Sacred music of the late English Gothic, 𝔐𝔲𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔞 𝔐𝔢𝔡𝔦𝔢𝔳𝔞𝔩𝔢 – Ensemble: Clemencic Consort – Album: John Dunstable, Cathedral Sounds – Sacred music of the late English Gothic – Video: A selection of images of English Cathedrals – http://www.facebook.com/musicamedievale

John Dunstable, “an astrologian, a mathematician, a musician and what not”, was born around 1390 in England and died on 24th December 1453 in London. “On the eve of Christ’s birth this star rose up into Heaven”. This is about all that is know of Dunstable, one of the very great, one of the most important western composers. The religious polyphony if the late Gothic period must number among the most significant demostrations of the human mind. Its resounding “cathedrals” of sound bear very comparison with architectural achievements, with the Egiptyan pyramids and the Greek temples. Maybe this will again generally acknowledged some day. It is the music of the stars proportionated by cosmic laws. Many musicians and musicologists of that era were also mathematicians and astronomers just as Dunstable. Without Dunstable, and the contemporary English school of “contenange angloise” wich he wholly embodies, one cannot imagine the later existence of so-called Dutch of Franco-Flemish polyphony, the basis of our classical polyphony. The significance of this English musical style was recognised on the continent as early as the 1440’s. Its most important characteristics are full, harmonic richness of sound and cantabile melody. These are phenomena which point to a new era, away from the more horizontal lines of the Middle Ages. Vertical sound blocks were considered the necessary product of polyphonic strands rather than autonomous sound phenomena in their own right. The English style, as also found in selected folk-music traditions, seems to have traditionally diverged somewhat. Dunstable’s extraordinary skill was so convincing that the continental polyphonist merged the peculiarities of the “contenance angloise” with their own style. The music strives towards panconsonant polyphony, dissonance (other than simple melodic ornament) is generally introduced with care. […]
René Clemencic.
Here is an excerpt from the libretto of this wonderful work by Clemencic dedicated to Dunstable. Regarding the video, I have selected some images of beautiful cathedrals in Great Britain.
Have a good listening!

Mirko Virginio Volpe
Musica Medievale

1 Kyrie
2 Gloria
3 Salve Regina
4 Sub Tuam Protectionem I
5 Ave Regina Celorum
6 Sanctus
7 Sub Tuam Protectionem II
8 Magnificat
9 Beata Dei Genitrix
10 Et Propter Hoc
11 Regina Celi Letare

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Links

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Video Links & Podcasts

Celtic chieftain’s 2,000-year-old ring that was in a cupboard for decades goes on sale – Hidden History

Surviving the Mongol storm, with Nicholas Morton – Medievalists – A conversation with Nicholas Morton about the Mongol conquests of the thirteenth century, the terror that they inspired, and the strategies by which its targets tried to survive them. What did the Mongols think they were doing and how did the Byzantines use diplomacy to deflect the danger and even use it to their advantage?

The Queen and the Mistress with Gemma Hollman – Medievalists – It’s not that easy being queen, especially when one of your ladies-in-waiting catches the eye of your husband. This week on The Medieval Podcast, Danièle speaks with Gemma Hollman about Philippa of Hainault and Alice Perrers, the wife and the mistress of Edward III.

New and Updated Pages https://housecapuchin.com/projects-over-period-of-time/garlic-crop-and-harvest-2022/

Funnies 

divider black grey greek key

Largesse, Gifts and Auction items
·       ASXLVIII = 88
·         ASXLIX = 794
·         ASL = 2138
·         ASLI = 731
·         ASLII = 304
·         ASLIII = 146
·         ASLIV & ASLV = 230
·         ASLVI & ASLVII = 187 plus bookmarks, 4 puppets, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 1 kiss-lock pouch, 10 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 3 snip case w/snips, 23lucet cords, 25 pouches for block-printing, 2 medium pouch, 4 small pouches, 12 bookmarkers, 14 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124), 2 emery strawberries, 1 woolen spool-knit cord, 46 key bottle openers, 4 dishcloths, box of thread waxers.
Total as a Household = 4240 handed off


moving writing pen motif
In ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
Page Created 11/14/22 & published 11/21/22 (C)M. Bartlett
Last updated 11/22/22

Activities through 11-13-22

We had a quiet week, although some sad news at the end of it. (Gudrun, below) The garden is mostly done for the season, and cooking is ramping up for feast things. We have a solid date, now. 2/12/23. Sewing and Project Day are ongoing. Masks required. We’re keeping right on with the virtual meetings side-by-side with the actual. 

  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 7am-9pm, on hold
  • Herb Workshop, In the Garden – Done for the season. There will be occasional workshops through the winter.
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, 1 to 4pm
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.
One serving with pickled beets and black-eyed peas

Next Potluck – 11/20, 12/11 (note changed date!!!), 1/15/22

Winter Feast LVI, Norse Theme. Page here – https://housecapuchin.com/winter-feast/winter-feast-norse-feast-as-lvi-february-2022/ More pages coming!

Here is the direct Portfolio link which has all the past Project Day reports and various projects, original here:  https://housecapuchin.wordpress.com/portfolio/  and new one here:  https://housecapuchin2.wordpress.com/portfolio/ and number three is here: https://housecapuchin3.wordpress.com/portfolio/

Misc – Collegium 2022 – Saturday Evening Court – Kingdom of AnTir, SCA – This stream will include evening court. Collegium 2022 is hosted by the Barony of Aquaterra in Evertt, Washington.

Collegium 2022 – Bardic Finals and Closing Court – Kingdom of AnTir, SCA – This stream will include bardic championship finals and closing court. Collegium 2022 is hosted by the Barony of Aquaterra in Evertt, Washington.

Prague Morning – 11/11/22 – 👀 This morning, at 11 o’clock and 11 minutes, St. Martin’s procession took place on Charles Bridge. – ❄️ St. Martin rode across the bridge on a white horse pulling a wagon of snow. – https://www.facebook.com/praguemorning/videos/1333416034152024/

St. Martin brings the snow! “On November 11th many European nations celebrate Saint Martin’s Day. Here is a little history who he was. There are many stories related to Martin from Tours. One of the most famous is the one about his mantle. Martin was a righteous and honest soldier who honored his faith even in the army. According to the legend, he lived in modesty and respect for all people. He treated his slave like a brother. He differed significantly from the other soldiers and his good heart is also mentioned in this (probably best known) legend about Martin. In 335, on a freezing winter night, Martin met a beggar at the gates of Amiens in the north of France. He was only modestly dressed, obviously hungry and freezing. The old man asked Martin for help. However, Martin didn’t have anything with him so he shared his warm cloak with the beggar. He cut the cloak with his sword into two halves and gave one half to the poor man so that he could at least warm up. The legend also says that Jesus appeared to Martin the night afterwards, wrapped in the gifted half of his cloak. The scene of the cloak was afterwards one of the most famous and popular motifs of church artists for centuries. To St. Martin’s Day belongs inherently goose roast. But why goose? Legend has it that St. Martin, in his modesty, did not want to accept the rank of bishop in Tours and hid himself among a flock of geese from the ambassadors who carried his report of election. However these geese betrayed him with their loud noises. Another version says that the geese disturbed Martin during his sermons, so he condemned them for their wrongdoing so on the day of his remembrance to be roasted. The goose was always enjoyed by the whole household and the distribution of its meat had precise rules. The lowest servant was given a wing so he could fly at work, the higher servant had a thigh, the farmer himself kept the rest. St. Martin’s pastries were called differently in different regions: St. Martin’s horns, rolls or horseshoes of St. Martin. At that time, so-called St. Martin’s wines were opened, which are the first wines of the new year.

On this day if you got the first snow we would say that Martin visited on his white horse.” (Bohemians in America post)

Events

December 9 , 2022 until December, 11 2022 – SUMMITS INVESTITURE – The Principality of the Summits
The Shire of Coeur du Val (Corvallis, Benton County, OR ) Event site: Philomath Scout Lodge, 660 Clemens Mill Rd Philomath, OR 97370
Good people of An Tir, join our Alpine Highnesses Datu Bato and Dayang Emma von Bern as they bestow the Summit Coronets unto their heirs. More information to come soon!

December 17 , 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM – ADIANTUM YULE – The Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Lane County, OR ) This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted event.
Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Murchadh Monaidh Chraoibhe
The Barony of Adiantum celebrates the coming of winter with Baronial Court, a potluck dinner, and a day of friendship.

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JAN 13, 2023 AT 12 PM – JAN 15, 2023 AT 5 PM – An Tir 12th Night 2023 – Valley River Inn
Event by Barony of Adiantum, Pam Perryman and Esther Reese
Hello From An Tir 12th Night 2023!
12th Night 2023 will be held in the Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Oregon). Our event site is the lovely Valley River Inn, which is happy to host the SCA again.
For those new to the site, the “SCA block” is the entire hotel! The staff is friendly, with many having been our hosts at past events in their hotel. They know us, and they love our events. At 12th Night 2020, fifty-three+ hotel staff worked with Gold Key to wear garb during the work shift. It’s a welcoming space that’s all ours for the weekend!
Your event Stewards are Dame Yseult of Broceliande Ol, OP (Pam Perryman) and Honorable Emma Haldane (Esther Reese).The best way to reach them is to send an email to 12thnight2023@antir.org.
The event email will be checked at least once a day, and usually several times a day.
Site Fee is $30.00, with a $5.00 discount for SCA members. There is no pre-registration or payment; pay and sign in at the gate.
The event page is hosted on the An Tir server, on the calendar page.
That will always be the most up-to-date place for information: https://antir.org/events/twelfth-night-2023

House Capuchin Winter Feast – 2/19/23 – Come join us for a Norse Feast (Viking era)! We’ve been researching for two years, now, because of the virus, so you can expect some good food and fun! The site is open from noon to 8pm, although we’ll be there from 8am to midnight or so. If you’re there outside of the event times, you’ll likely be put to work. 🙂 We’re planning a couple of classes, music, stories and possibly some dance as well as food all day and the feast proper starts at 5pm. Bring your feast gear and some containers to take leftovers home with you, along with the “travel food” that we usually plan as the last course of the feast. This is a free event, although there’s a donation can by the front door to help defray the costs.

February 19 , 2023 – SUMMITS A&S & BARDIC CHAMPIONSHIP

Introducing: The Alpine Festival of the Arts!
The event formerly known as A&S&B Championships is now Alpine Festival of the Arts.
So why the name change?
The event has been expanded to a full two days (Presidents’ Day Weekend, 2023)
We will still have the A&S and Bardic Championships, organized by the current Alpine Scholar and Summits Bard according to tradition.
Plus, we will have one day devoted to the Alpine Artisan Showcase. This is a non-competitive opportunity to display your art, schedule one-on-one discussions with Laurels and other interested artisans, and generally geek out and celebrate the varied and fabulous arts of the Principality of the Summits.
Our fantastic Event Stewards have secured a venue that will enable the competitions and non-competitive Artisan Showcase to be set up in separate spaces, so no interference between the two, yet everyone has access to both.
This is advanced notice to start planning your Artisan Showcase display now. Further details will be posted as plans develop.

Dance Vids – Leggiarda Marina” by Cesare Negri – Utopia Early Music – Dance Balletti

Classes – 

The spookiest music – Why this creepy melody is in so many movies – Vox

What Was The Biggest Killer In The Middle Ages? | Medieval Dead | Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries

This series reveals true stories of medieval life by examining the skeletal remains that lie buried below the earth’s surface. Combining atmospheric, dramatic reconstructions of gripping stories with archaeological science, Medieval Dead takes viewers deeper into the Dark Ages than ever before.
The series traces and sifts through the remains of the Medieval Dead.
00:00 War: Defenders of Masterby
46:05 Poverty: The Woman of Tadcaster
01:32:02 Pestilence & Disease

Early Week – Not a lot happening but a little mundane sewing. Loren was working on sundials again.

Cookery – A pork roast with apples and shallots was one dish this week, and garlic butter, starting with roasted garlic, was another. Recipes below. Arthur is curing bacon.

Arthur Bartlett (11/7/22) – Ok, I guess I’ll try curing my own bacon… It was hard to diagnose, though, and I’m not really a doctor… No patients (patience) for research… Anyway:
1 pork belly 7-10lbs
3 overflowing-but-not-heaping tbsp sea salt
1 tsp cayenne
.5 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp baker’s (unsweetened) chocolate powder
2tbsp whole clove or 1tbsp ground
2 tbsp brown or cane sugar
I decided to use rock salt and whole cloves, because I have a mortar, but you can use fine ground just as well. One might also find that a coffee grinder works really well on while cloves. Mix the ingredients well, adjusting for taste. This pork belly came from Costco, and had a bit of the salt juice in the cryo bag, so I rinsed it quickly and let it air dry for about 15 minutes before starting. After grinding and mixing the rub, place the pork on a sheet of foil and sprinkle half of the seasoning in one side. Really get that good stuff massaged into the surface for a couple minutes, but try not to tear or split the meat. Repeat on other side. For an extra bonus flavor, sprinkle some coffee grounds on each side I’m using a vacuum seal bag, but I left just a little space in so the juices have somewhere to go. Put it in the fridge where it won’t be disturbed, and flip and massage every day for 7-10 days. Take it out of the bag and lay it out on another sheet of foil and return it unwrapped to the fridge for 24 hours. Smoke over apple or cherry wood chunks or pellet. I like the extra spicy flavor of hickory, so I’ll be using a 50/50 blend over coals, and I’ll be trying to maintain a 200F heat until the bacon reaches about 150F.

Galentine with live fish from the Oeconomica – https://www.culina-vetus.de/2022/11/09/galantine-with-live-fish-from-the-oeconomia/

(a friend) – Good luck I have done it three times and every time comes out super salty.
Arthur Bartlett – from what I gather, the sugar is to counteract that problem. The salt is necessary for curing, though. If I had a cooling room, I’d be hanging meat to dry cure and packing it with salt.

Nick Saint-Erne – This 15th Century Medieval recipe is for an Herb and Pork pie.
The original recipe is in the Harley Manuscript in the British Library.
The pie is in a wheat flour hot water crust and consists of chopped herbs (Herbe Blade) mixed with boiled pork. The bottom crust (coffin) is prebaked and then filled with the “stuff” (boiled herbs and pork) and then baked again.
This recipe is one of the more complex ones I have made as it requires boiling the pork, boiling the herbs in the pork broth, baking the pie crust, and then mixing them all together and baking it again.
But it is worth the effort (if you like Medieval Pork Pies!).

Sewing – Anja started another set of flowerpot pincushions.

How to Warp an Inkle Loom – Elewys of Finchingefeld – A quick 5 minute video on warping an inkle loom. I have three different looms and I show how each one can be threaded to maximize the yardage on each loom.

Sundials, etc. – 

Herb Bunch – Most of this week was moving plants to winter locations. The lemon grass went indoors at the shop, dahlias under the porch. Garlics and re-grown veg are mostly still in place, along with the herbs, although Anja is planning to move the chives and parsleys onto the porch, still bringing a couple from the shop. Cardoons are tucked under the outdoor table.

Project Day – 

Anja spent the day embroidering at her desk and watching the last of Tales from the Green Valley. (links below)

Gudrun posted to Anja in the evening – “The shop is closed on Tue/Wed. “There wasn’t any projects from me. Got some very, very bad news about my father this morning. He’s in the hospital and not projected to make it through the night. Cancer metastasized into the brain.” Good wishes and hugs to both….

Arlys – PROJECT DAY: Inspired by your class last week and that Three Mountains is having a Largesse Dirty Dozen at Yule, I decided to make some blackwork-inspired scissors keepers. All the patterns will be different.

Feast Planning – Roasted garlic butter is made, tested and put by. 10 molds.

Recipes

Roasted Garlic Butter – This recipe makes a butter with a light, non-“chompy” garlic flavor

Molded – These went into the freezer, except one for use.
  • About a cup of peeled garlic cloves
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1 pound butter at room temperature
  • 1tsp salt
  • (optional)

Method

  1. Put the garlics in the smallest oven-safe dish that they’ll fit into.
  2. Put 2 TBSP butter on top.
  3. Bake at 350F. for about 15-20. They’re done when soft enough to easily stick a fork into.
  4. (optional) If using saffron, add to the hot butter in the garlics and let stand for 30 minutes.
  5. Add 1/2 the remaining butter to the food processor.
  6. Add the roasted garlic & salt and process until distributed.
  7. Add the rest of the butter and process until smooth.
  8. Mold and fridge/freeze.

Pork Roast with Apples and Shallots – Recipe by Anja from a description of one in late period.

One serving with pickled beets and black-eyed peas

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2-2.5 pound pork loin roast
  • Salt
  • About 1 cup of peeled, slice shallots (2 large ones, or with ours about 20 garden-grown)
  • 1 medium apple (granny smith), cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick.
  • 1 cup wine (we had a mix of leftover red and white)

Method

  1. Prepare shallots and apple.
  2. Put roast into crockpot.
  3. Add apple/shallot mix on top.
  4. Sprinkle with salt.
  5. Cook 3.5-4 hours on high.
  6. Check center for temperature. (145-165F, don’t let it go farther than that…)
  7. Pull roast,  wrap and fridge.
  8. Separate solids from liquid and fridge.
  9. Pull grease from top of liquids. (Leftover broth can be used for other sauces.)
  10. Slice roast when cold.
  11. Make sauce: mush the apple/shallot mix, add about ¼ cup broth (cold) and enough breadcrumbs to thicken. If it gets too dry/lumpy add a little broth.
  12. To serve, put several slices in a dish and spoon sauce on top. Zap in the microwave for 1 minute on high.

Note – The sauce is not necessary, although was included in the original dish. If you wish, do as we did in the pictures and simply spoon some of the solids onto the slices before zapping. Yes, the sauce did get made, later.

Miscellaneous pix

Music

We be three poor mariners – Passamezzo – We be three poor mariners – an anonymous 16th Century sailors’ song printed in Thomas Ravenscroft’s Deuteromelia, 1609.
The melody also occurs as a dance tune (variously titled Bransle de Poictou or Gavotte) in a number of French sources, including Arbeau’s Orchesography (1589).

Richard de Winter: tenor
Robin Jeffrey: tenor
Peter Willcock: tenor
Alison Kinder: recorder
Lynda Sayce: recorder
Eleanor Cramer: bass viol

We be three poor mariners newly come from the seas;
We spend our lives in jeopardy while others live at ease.
Shall we go dance the round, the round, the round
And he that is a bully boy come pledge me on the ground,
the ground, the ground.
We care not for these martial men that do our states disdain;
But we care for those merchant men which do our states maintain.
To them we dance this round, a round, a round
And he that is a bully boy etc.

From our CD They that in Ships unto the Sea down go: Music for the Mayflower – https://www.resonusclassics.com/products/they-that-in-ships-unto-the-sea-down-go-music-for-the-mayflower-passamezzo-res10263

𝔗𝔯𝔬𝔲𝔟𝔞𝔡𝔬𝔲𝔯 𝔖𝔬𝔫𝔤𝔰 𝔄𝔫𝔡 𝔐𝔢𝔡𝔦𝔢𝔳𝔞𝔩 𝔏𝔶𝔯𝔦𝔠𝔰 – Paul Hillier, Stephen Stubbs, Lena-Liis Kiesel – 𝔐𝔲𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔞 𝔐𝔢𝔡𝔦𝔢𝔳𝔞𝔩𝔢
Ensemble: Paul Hillier, Stephen Stubbs, Lena-Liis Kiesel
Album: Troubadour Songs And Medieval Lyrics
Video: Chansonnier K, XIII secolo – Roman de la Rose XIII secolo
http://www.facebook.com/musicamedievale

This album is a real jewel of medieval music, a real milestone for musical research in this regard.
Paul Hillier is synonymous with high quality and in this old album, recorded in 1982, he once again demonstrated his mastery.
As in the wonderful albums “Proensa” (which I will soon try to share with you) and “Chansons De Trouvères” (listenable here: https://youtu.be/j2b_igm_7k0) Hillier proves once again that the musical traces that survived the time can come back to life with greater power and vitality thanks to the perfect vocal and instrumental interpretation of a few elements and not with the use of an impressive number of musicians.
Concerning the video, I associated each song with the respective image of the troubadour who composed it. In the compositions by anonymous (6 and 8) I have inserted images about love from the famous Roman de la Rose (read it, it’s wonderful).
Have a good listening!

Mirko Virginio Volpe, Musica Medievale
Troubadour Songs From Provence
1 Reis Glorios, Verais Lums E Clartatz – Guiraut de Borneil
2 Can L’erba Fresch’e.lh Folha Par – Bernart de Ventadorn
3 Be M’an Perdut Lai Enves Ventadorn – Bernart de Ventadorn
4 Can L’erba Fresch’e.lh Folha Par (Instrumental Version) – Bernart de Ventadorn
5 Can Vei La Lauzeta Mover – Bernart de Ventadorn
Medieval Lyrics From England, France And Norway
6 Worldës Blis – Anonymous
7 Planctus David – Peter Abelard
8 Ex Te Lux Oritur O Dulcis Scocia (‘Wedding Song’) – Anonymous
Baritone Vocals, Medieval Harp – Paul Hillier
Medieval Lute – Stephen Stubbs
Portative Organ – Lena-Liis Kiesel
Buy: https://cutt.ly/kMoFsAA or https://cutt.ly/nMoF1Pf

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Links

Were Icelandic Sagas Sleazy Tabloids? – https://www.medievalists.net/2022/11/icelandic-sagas-tabloids/

Discovery of bronzes rewrites Italy’s Etruscan-Roman history https://apnews.com/article/travel-europe-museums-821ea64144e67887773cb8ec2e95a147

Q&A #4: How did a medieval soldier distinguish between friend and foe? – https://www.medievalists.net/2022/11/medieval-soldier-distinguish-between-friend-and-foe/

Beautiful medieval tiles discovered in Poland https://www.medievalists.net/2022/11/beautiful-medieval-tiles-discovered-in-poland/

The Seduction of Christ: Listening Out for Queerness in the Middle Ages – https://www.medievalists.net/2022/11/the-seduction-of-christ-listening-out-for-queerness-in-the-middle-ages/

Scientists Translate the Oldest Sentence Written in the First Alphabet – https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-translate-the-oldest-sentence-written-in-the-first-alphabet-180981101/

A picture taken at the conservation laboratory of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem on November 8, 2022, shows an ivory comb with a rare inscription that sheds new light on the use of Canaanite language some 3,700 years ago which has been discovered in southern Israel. – The comb was found in 2017 at the Tel Lachish site, a key Canaanite city about 40 kilometres (25 miles) southwest of Jerusalem, but the letters were not noticed until earlier this year following further examination, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem said in a statement. The 17 letters inscribed on the comb, which was used to remove lice, form seven words that translate to “May this tusk root out the lice of the hair and the beard,” the statement added. It noted the comb itself was likely an imported luxury object, as there were no elephants in Canaan, and therefore no ivory. (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP) (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images)
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Video Links & podcasts

Tales from the Green Valley

New and Updated Pages – Garlic Crop – https://housecapuchin.com/projects-over-period-of-time/garlic-crop-and-harvest-2022/

Funnies 

Medieval Knight Armor Wash – funny! – Robert Chaen

divider black grey greek key

Largesse, Gifts and Auction items
·       ASXLVIII = 88
·         ASXLIX = 794
·         ASL = 2138
·         ASLI = 731
·         ASLII = 304
·         ASLIII = 146
·         ASLIV & ASLV = 230
·         ASLVI & ASLVII = 187 plus bookmarks, 4 puppets, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 1 kiss-lock pouch, 10 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 3 snip case w/snips, 23lucet cords, 25 pouches for block-printing, 2 medium pouch, 4 small pouches, 12 bookmarkers, 14 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124), 2 emery strawberries, 1 woolen spool-knit cord, 46 key bottle openers, 4 dishcloths, box of thread waxers.
Total as a Household = 4240 handed off

In ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
Page Created 11/10/22 & published 11/14/22 (C)M. Bartlett
Last updated 11/14/22

Activities through 11-6-22

Garlic/shallot stuff is down in the Herbs section with a new page about our crop this year and there’s a stack of related recipes. Anja taught a class on Sunday (online) and the recording will be posted as soon as it’s up on Ailantha’s Channel. Not a lot of links this week, but some. We were busy!

This week’s Sewing and Project Day will be as usual. Butters and Sauces on Sunday! Masks required. We’re keeping right on with the virtual meetings side-by-side with the actual. 

Sets behind and bulbil heads in front
  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 7am-9pm, on hold
  • Herb Workshop, In the Garden – Done for the season. There will be occasional workshops through the winter.
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, 1 to 4pm
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.

Next Potluck – Next Potluck – 11/20, 12/11 (note changed date!!!), 1/15/22

Winter Feast LVI, Norse Theme. Page here – https://housecapuchin.com/winter-feast/winter-feast-norse-feast-as-lvi-february-2022/ More pages coming!

Here is the direct Portfolio link which has all the past Project Day reports and various projects, original here:  https://housecapuchin.wordpress.com/portfolio/  and new one here:  https://housecapuchin2.wordpress.com/portfolio/ and number three is here: https://housecapuchin3.wordpress.com/portfolio/

Misc – Tudor Sleeve on Antiques Roadshow https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1689697/Antiques-Roadshow-Tudor-sleeve-100000-valuation

Events

December 9 , 2022 until December, 11 2022 – SUMMITS INVESTITURE – The Principality of the Summits
The Shire of Coeur du Val (Corvallis, Benton County, OR ) Event site: Philomath Scout Lodge, 660 Clemens Mill Rd Philomath, OR 97370
Good people of An Tir, join our Alpine Highnesses Datu Bato and Dayang Emma von Bern as they bestow the Summit Coronets unto their heirs. More information to come soon!

December 17 , 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM – ADIANTUM YULE – The Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Lane County, OR ) This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted event.
Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Murchadh Monaidh Chraoibhe
The Barony of Adiantum celebrates the coming of winter with Baronial Court, a potluck dinner, and a day of friendship.

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JAN 13, 2023 AT 12 PM – JAN 15, 2023 AT 5 PM – An Tir 12th Night 2023 – Valley River Inn
Event by Barony of Adiantum, Pam Perryman and Esther Reese
Hello From An Tir 12th Night 2023!
12th Night 2023 will be held in the Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Oregon). Our event site is the lovely Valley River Inn, which is happy to host the SCA again.
For those new to the site, the “SCA block” is the entire hotel! The staff is friendly, with many having been our hosts at past events in their hotel. They know us, and they love our events. At 12th Night 2020, fifty-three+ hotel staff worked with Gold Key to wear garb during the work shift. It’s a welcoming space that’s all ours for the weekend!
Your event Stewards are Dame Yseult of Broceliande Ol, OP (Pam Perryman) and Honorable Emma Haldane (Esther Reese).The best way to reach them is to send an email to 12thnight2023@antir.org.
The event email will be checked at least once a day, and usually several times a day.
Site Fee is $30.00, with a $5.00 discount for SCA members. There is no pre-registration or payment; pay and sign in at the gate.
The event page is hosted on the An Tir server, on the calendar page.
That will always be the most up-to-date place for information: https://antir.org/events/twelfth-night-2023

House Capuchin Winter Feast – 2/12/23 – Come join us for a Norse Feast (Viking era)! We’ve been researching for two years, now, because of the virus, so you can expect some good food and fun! The site is open from noon to 8pm, although we’ll be there from 8am to midnight or so. If you’re there outside of the event times, you’ll likely be put to work. 🙂 We’re planning a couple of classes, music, stories and possibly some dance as well as food all day and the feast proper starts at 5pm. Bring your feast gear and some containers to take leftovers home with you, along with the “travel food” that we usually plan as the last course of the feast. This is a free event, although there’s a donation can by the front door to help defray the costs.

February 19 , 2023 – SUMMITS A&S & BARDIC CHAMPIONSHIP

Introducing: The Alpine Festival of the Arts!
The event formerly known as A&S&B Championships is now Alpine Festival of the Arts.
So why the name change?
The event has been expanded to a full two days (Presidents’ Day Weekend, 2023)
We will still have the A&S and Bardic Championships, organized by the current Alpine Scholar and Summits Bard according to tradition.
Plus, we will have one day devoted to the Alpine Artisan Showcase. This is a non-competitive opportunity to display your art, schedule one-on-one discussions with Laurels and other interested artisans, and generally geek out and celebrate the varied and fabulous arts of the Principality of the Summits.
Our fantastic Event Stewards have secured a venue that will enable the competitions and non-competitive Artisan Showcase to be set up in separate spaces, so no interference between the two, yet everyone has access to both.
This is advanced notice to start planning your Artisan Showcase display now. Further details will be posted as plans develop.

Dance Vids – Simple Medieval English Dance Tutorial // Lybens Dysonis – The Creative Contessa – Here is a turbo tutorial on a simple dance that dates to 15th century England, Lybens Dysonis. This fun little frolic makes an excellent choice for picnic entertainment or for post-prandial enjoyment (perhaps after several cups of wine…). Enjoy!

Classes

Norsemen: The Complete History Of The Viking Age | Last Journey Of The Vikings | Chronicle – Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – Nearly 1,000 years ago, the Vikings left Scandinavia and settled across Europe – spreading fear and horror in their wake. They gave their name to Normandy along the way – before their Norman descendants seized the English throne at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. But what do we really know about them?

The story of the Gunpowder Plot (1604) and Guy Fawkes… and echoes of paganism – Hidden History – What is the story of the Gunpowder Plot and Guy Fawkes – and how does it’s commemoration echo pagan rituals?

Early Week – After last week’s report got posted on Tuesday, it was all back to garlic harvest, and garlic butter/shallot butter, and prepping shallots for potted cheese. (pix in Herbs and in Cookery) Not all got usable pictures, so we’re going to do another batch this week. We’re starting the “pre-cooking” for the feast!

Cookery – 

Cook’n with Clovis: Raffaella Di Contino – Barony of Terra Pomaria – Thegn Clovis hosts the amazing Raffaella Di Contino (OL). Raffaella is well known for her study and exploration of Venetian cooking in period (13th and 14th centuries). Join our conversation about food and history!
For a copy of the presentation (and the recipes!): – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b2GRMABXzOflsGoPIPdqdJDzUTUm3Aif/view

Sewing – 

Drafting a 16th Century Tudor French Hood Pattern | Part 1 – Lynne Fairchild – 16th century French hoods, as they are modernly known as, appear to have had multiple layers to them! So, before starting this sewing project, I first wanted to do research and measurements for my patterns.
Follow along as I explain the different layers that make a “French” hood. I have included the patterns and measurements that I will be using to start my prototypes for this combination hood.
Hair tapeing tutorial – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjIiUMcMyBs
Did you know that the “French” hood was simply referred to as a hood and was worn by English, Scottish, Flemish, Spanish, and French alike?

Making a Coif | Drafting a 16th Century Tudor French Hood Pattern Part 2 – Lynne Fairchild – 16th century French hoods from the Tudor era, as they are modernly referred to as, appear to have had multiple layers to them! In Part 1, I shared my research. Now in Part 2, follow along as I make a coif prototype for the first layer of the French hood.
Did you know that the “French” hood was simply referred to as a hood and was worn by English, Scottish, Flemish, Spanish, and French alike?
If your coif is not stiff enough to your liking, try using an oorijzer (ear iron): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhrJ7P0VDOg

Sundials, etc. – 

Diagrams: from sundials to the schematics of the Trinity, with Linda Safran – Medievalists – A conversation with Linda Safran on the hitherto-unexplored world of Byzantine diagrams. We talk about maps, sundials, and more abstract representations of the world and even God.
Linda Safran is an Associate Fellow at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, which is part of the University of Toronto.
The conversation is based on Linda’s papers in a volume she co-edited, The Diagram as Paradigm: Cross-Cultural Approaches (Dumbarton Oaks, 2022), as well as “A Prolegomenon to Byzantine Diagrams,” in the edited volume The Visualization of Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Brepols 2020).

Making a Blacksmith’s Stand for a Swage Block | Welding – Lynne Fairchild – A Swage Block is a heavy blacksmith’s tool that makes several difficult forming operations much easier, like upsetting and forging to precise dimensions.
In order to use a swage block effectively, it needs to be dressed to remove sharp edges, and also needs to be mounted on a heavy stand. That’s what we’ll be doing today in the shop.

Herb Bunch – 

Bulbishness….

Planting – Once the separating was done, planting happened for most of these. We still have about 3 buckets worth to plant! …and dirt went on top of these very soon after these pix. 

Casserole

Other garden stuff

Project Day – 

Helen Louise posted, “Just finished Roman era wool tunic. On to next one and looking at Roman era Berber garments. My family brooches arrived and I ordered some handmade fabric.”

Isabeau posted that she’s back in Oregon from her trip.

Anja posted – Games! – https://www.spoonflower.com/en/fabric/2734263-7-medieval-board-games-by-ravengames?country=us&currency=USD&fabric=petal_signature_cotton&fabric_size=test_swatch&measurement_system=imperial&utm_source=criteo_us&utm_medium=retargeting&utm_campaign=lowerfunnel_us&utm_term=Fabric&fbclid=IwAR173xjteq4AKPRNuY85w73peJGuIUV3ZFKatgsHdYPK800wyvC_q_riltw

Arlys – Hadda thought: For those interested in making their own fabric gameboards, try using painter’s canvas/cloth. It’s cheap, tough, and takes paint and ink well (huge fan of Sharpies) without smudging or bleeding. If you haven’t used painter’s cloth before, one side is coated so nothing soaks through; the other side is the “working” side. It can fray like crazy on the edges, so painting the edges with glue is strongly recommended. It is relatively easy to sew (if you’re handsewing), and is a nice way to carry around a pile of games without carrying around a lot of weight. And you can write the rules on it. Very fun to make for those who like to color. You should be able to find it in most hardware stores.

Feast Planning – We have our date back. 2/12, now. We just have to get it paid for.

Recipes – These butters keep best in the freezer. Once the container is at room temp they last about a week. I freeze in 2 oz containers, so they can just be unmolded and let stand to thaw.

Directions for all but the roasted garlic

  1. Get the butter to room temp or put 1/2 of it in the nuker for 1 minute.
  2. Put the other 1/2 into the food processor, then pour the melted/partly melted butter on top of it and let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Add other ingredients and process until smooth.
  4. Mold and fridge/freeze.
  5. Add salt if desired.

Basil/garlic butter

  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 15 leaves from basil plant
  • 1/4 tsp horseradish powder
  • 1 cup butter (1/2 pound)

Garlic butter

  • 2 bulbs of garlic, peeled and chopped (you can use ¼ cup of pre-minced stuff from the produce department of the grocery store, instead)
  • 1 pound butter

Garlic Dill Butter

  • 2 bulbs of garlic, peeled and chopped (you can use ¼ cup of pre-minced stuff from the produce department of the grocery store, instead)
  • 1 pound butter
  • 2 stems fresh dill from the produce section (take out the stems!) or 1 TBSP dried. OR 1/2 TBSP ground caraway seed, or 1/2 TBSP Italian Seasoning Mix.

Parmesan Garlic Butter

  • 1/4 cup minced garlic
  • 1 pound butter
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, flaked (don’t use the fake stuff!)

Roasted Garlic Butter

  • 2 Garlic Heads
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • pinch saffron
  • pinch horseradish
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter (1/4 pound), at room temperature

Method

  1. Cut top 1/3 off the bulb/head of garlics. You’re trying to open all of the cloves. Alternatively separate and peel the cloves.
  2. Put the garlics in the smallest oven-safe dish that they’ll fit into.
  3. Pour the olive oil over them.
  4. Bake at 350F. Garlic bulbs usually take 30 minutes. The cloves are usually 15-20. They’re done when soft.
  5. Take out and cool.
  6. Drain off any oil (use for frying potatoes! Yum!)
  7. Put butter and spices into a food processor. Put the garlic (minus the peel/paper) in on top and process until smooth.
  8. Mold and fridge/freeze.

Miscellaneous pix

Music – 𝔗𝔥𝔢 𝔏𝔞𝔫𝔤𝔲𝔞𝔤𝔢 𝔬𝔣 𝔏𝔬𝔳𝔢 – Duo Trobairitz, Faye Newton & Hazel Brooks – 𝔐𝔲𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔞 𝔐𝔢𝔡𝔦𝔢𝔳𝔞𝔩𝔢 – Ensemble: Duo Trobairitz, Album: The Language of Love, Video: Le Roman de Fauvel, (details of the charivari) 1300 circa, http://www.facebook.com/musicamedievale

I have many and many hours of medieval music listening in my ears, and I can assure you that Faye Newton and Hazel Brooks with this record have created one of the best collections of early music ever made.
As they saying goes: “less is more” and here everything is perfect in its simplicity. The musical atmospheres and the images of the poems come back to life in front of us, exaltated in every part with the wonderful voice of Newton and the fascinating viella of Brooks; nothing more, nothing else is needed.
Faye Newton and Hazel Brooks are, in all respects, a true “Duo Trobairitz”!
Have a good listening.
Mirko Virginio Volpe – MUSICA MEDIEVALE
1 Por Coi Me Bait Mes Maris, Monophonic Malmariée, Rayn.1564 – Anonymous
2 Dansse Real I – Anonymous
3 Lo Rossinholet Salvatge, Monophonic Canso – Gaucelm Faidit
4 La Tierche Estampie Real, For Consort – Anonymous
5 En Un Vergier Lez Une Fontenele, Chanson de Toile, Rayn.594 – Anonymous
6 La Quarte Estampie Royal – Anonymous
7 En Ma Forest, Pastourelle – Anonymous
8 Can L’erba Fresch’, Monophonic Canso – Bernart de Ventadorn
9 Volés Oïr Muse Muset, Trouvère Song – Colin Muset
10 Bele Doette As Fenestres Se Siet, Chanson de Toile – Anonymous
11 La Prime Estampie Royal, Medieval Dance – Anonymous
12 Reis Glorios, Monphonic Alba – Guiraut de Bornelh

Faye Newton – Chant
Hazel Brooks – Viella

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Links

Historians Unearthed Evidence That Could Prove The Existence Of The Real King Arthur https://social.digitaltrends.com/s/real-king-arthur

Renaissance-era wedding ring of Bohemian queen found in family tomb – https://www.expats.cz/czech-news/article/wedding-ring-of-last-rozmberk-couple-found-in-family-tomb

New and Updated Pages

Garlic Crop 2022 https://housecapuchin.com/projects-over-period-of-time/garlic-crop-and-harvest-2022/

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Largesse, Gifts and Auction items
·       ASXLVIII = 88
·         ASXLIX = 794
·         ASL = 2138
·         ASLI = 731
·         ASLII = 304
·         ASLIII = 146
·         ASLIV & ASLV = 230
·         ASLVI & ASLVII = 187 plus bookmarks, 4 puppets, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 1 kiss-lock pouch, 10 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 3 snip case w/snips, 23lucet cords, 25 pouches for block-printing, 2 medium pouch, 4 small pouches, 12 bookmarkers, 14 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124), 2 emery strawberries, 1 woolen spool-knit cord, 46 key bottle openers, 4 dishcloths, box of thread waxers.
Total as a Household = 4240 handed off


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In ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
Page Created 11/1/22 & published 11/7/22 (C)M. Bartlett
Last updated 11/7/22

Activities through 10-30-22

Summer has finally left us and we’re mostly doing things indoors. We’re working on setting up for 12th Night and for Adiantum Yule. Herbs in the Garden is done for the season, as far as scheduled times. Lots of links to various articles, podcasts and videos.

Sewing and Project Day are ongoing. Masks required. We’re keeping right on with the virtual meetings side-by-side with the actual. 

  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 7am-9pm, on hold
  • Herb Workshop, In the Garden – Done for the season. There will be occasional workshops through the winter as weather permits.
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, 1 to 4pm
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.
Plantable left, cookable right

Next Potluck – Next Potluck – 11/20, 12/11 (note changed date!!!), 1/15/22

Winter Feast LVI, Norse Theme. Page here – https://housecapuchin.com/winter-feast/winter-feast-norse-feast-as-lvi-february-2022/ More pages coming!

Here is the direct Portfolio link which has all the past Project Day reports and various projects, original here:  https://housecapuchin.wordpress.com/portfolio/  and new one here:  https://housecapuchin2.wordpress.com/portfolio/ and number three is here: https://housecapuchin3.wordpress.com/portfolio/

Misc – The Osa – SCAdians! – https://www.heraldnet.com/news/a-soundview-beer-and-1-later-a-mythical-viking-ship-sails-again/

Events

November 5 , 2022, 9am – MARTINMAS / GUNPOWDER PLOT DAY FEAST – The Barony of Terra Pomaria (Marion, Polk & Lincoln Counties, OR ), Turner Christian Convention Center, 5605 Jubilee Dr SE Turner, OR 97392 This is a Level 1: Other (Branch primary events of regional or Kingdom interest) event.
Hello noble traveler, are you in need of a rest after a summer of activities?
Do you hunger for some soup, snacks, and camaraderie?
What about a rousing battle of wits, or to peruse the science and artistic arts your fellow Barony(and beyond) mates have been working on?
Do you bake bread? Come with a homemade loaf to accompany the evening’s fare and be judged the most a-peel-ing to win a prize.
Their Excellencies Terra Pomaria, Thegn Clovis de Walton and Baronesa Ximena, have seen fit to offer reprieve to our long running Arts and Sciences champion HL Nemo Magnus, those who would succeed him to the title may register within.
A Rapier prize tournament will be held to test the populace and prepare them for the coming Future Championship(TBD).
Their Alpine Highnesses, Datu Bato and Dayang Emma von Bern will hold court.
Fees: Adults (Ages 18 and up) $20 for the day, $5 discount with proof of current membership to the Society for Creative Anachronism. Youth (Ages 17 and under) are free of charge with accompanying adult. Site fee includes potluck luncheon dayboard (with a roast beast provided by the Barony) and an evening feast of soups to warm the body, heart, and soul accompanied by a bread baking competition in search of the Barony’s most a-peel-ing baker.
Event Steward: Stefan De Kilpatrik (Stefan the fat) moc.liamg@lekcirT.nehpetS
Branch Seneschal: HL Gwyneth Blackthorne gro.ritna@lahcseneSairamoParreT
“Remember, remember the fifth of November, the gunpowder treason and plot
I know of no reason why gunpowder season should e’er be forgot.”
Prereg is open: https://forms.gle/QWtjHuWXXiFXJHip7

December 9 , 2022 until December, 11 2022 – SUMMITS INVESTITURE – The Principality of the Summits
The Shire of Coeur du Val (Corvallis, Benton County, OR ) Event site: Philomath Scout Lodge, 660 Clemens Mill Rd Philomath, OR 97370
Good people of An Tir, join our Alpine Highnesses Datu Bato and Dayang Emma von Bern as they bestow the Summit Coronets unto their heirs. More information to come soon!

December 17 , 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM – ADIANTUM YULE – The Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Lane County, OR ) This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted event.
Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Murchadh Monaidh Chraoibhe
The Barony of Adiantum celebrates the coming of winter with Baronial Court, a potluck dinner, and a day of friendship.
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JAN 13, 2023 AT 12 PM – JAN 15, 2023 AT 5 PM – An Tir 12th Night 2023 – Valley River Inn
Event by Barony of Adiantum, Pam Perryman and Esther Reese
Hello From An Tir 12th Night 2023!
12th Night 2023 will be held in the Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Oregon). Our event site is the lovely Valley River Inn, which is happy to host the SCA again.
For those new to the site, the “SCA block” is the entire hotel! The staff is friendly, with many having been our hosts at past events in their hotel. They know us, and they love our events. At 12th Night 2020, fifty-three+ hotel staff worked with Gold Key to wear garb during the work shift. It’s a welcoming space that’s all ours for the weekend!
Your event Stewards are Dame Yseult of Broceliande Ol, OP (Pam Perryman) and Honorable Emma Haldane (Esther Reese).The best way to reach them is to send an email to 12thnight2023@antir.org.
The event email will be checked at least once a day, and usually several times a day.
Site Fee is $30.00, with a $5.00 discount for SCA members. There is no pre-registration or payment; pay and sign in at the gate.
The event page is hosted on the An Tir server, on the calendar page.
That will always be the most up-to-date place for information: https://antir.org/events/twelfth-night-2023

House Capuchin Winter Feast – 2/19/23 – Come join us for a Norse Feast (Viking era)! We’ve been researching for two years, now, because of the virus, so you can expect some good food and fun! The site is open from noon to 8pm, although we’ll be there from 8am to midnight or so. If you’re there outside of the event times, you’ll likely be put to work. 🙂 We’re planning a couple of classes, music, stories and possibly some dance as well as food all day and the feast proper starts at 5pm. Bring your feast gear and some containers to take leftovers home with you, along with the “travel food” that we usually plan as the last course of the feast. This is a free event, although there’s a donation can by the front door to help defray the costs.

February 19 , 2023 – SUMMITS A&S & BARDIC CHAMPIONSHIP

Introducing: The Alpine Festival of the Arts!
The event formerly known as A&S&B Championships is now Alpine Festival of the Arts.
So why the name change?
The event has been expanded to a full two days (Presidents’ Day Weekend, 2023)
We will still have the A&S and Bardic Championships, organized by the current Alpine Scholar and Summits Bard according to tradition.
Plus, we will have one day devoted to the Alpine Artisan Showcase. This is a non-competitive opportunity to display your art, schedule one-on-one discussions with Laurels and other interested artisans, and generally geek out and celebrate the varied and fabulous arts of the Principality of the Summits.
Our fantastic Event Stewards have secured a venue that will enable the competitions and non-competitive Artisan Showcase to be set up in separate spaces, so no interference between the two, yet everyone has access to both.
This is advanced notice to start planning your Artisan Showcase display now. Further details will be posted as plans develop.

Dance Vids – Branle des lavandières – Les Baladins de Céret

Classes – The (NOT a) Hennin – An Absolutely NOT comprehensive introdution! – The Creative Contessa

Early Week – Anja attended a Meet ‘n Greet for Baronial candidates in Adiantum. We talked a little about having some events on the Coast. She’s also been researching Medieval Jobs, planning to put up a website page.

Cookery – Made a pease pottage from field peas and ate on that all week. We saved out enough to do another try on the Birka Bread.

Dinner in the Byzantine Empire (article) – https://www.medievalists.net/2022/10/dinner-byzantine-empire/?fbclid=IwAR3DAF73HS3mfOUVYvXgsISpmkJBAAl8inlNj6SfxO9UzBnfNagNdo5DpKY

Dinner in the Byzantine Empire – Medievalists – This episode of the Medieval Grad Podcast is tasty! Adam Morin, a PhD candidate in history at Queen’s University, discusses with Lucie Laumonier the ins and out of Byzantine cuisine. What did a Byzantine grocery list look like? And what did people eat? That very much depended on the social status of individuals as well as on where they lived. In Constantinople, food choices were greater than in a small countryside village. Bon appétit!

Scotch Pies (the king of pies) – John Kirkwood – How to make delicious Scotch pies, using hot water crust pastry, easy step by step instructions from start to finish. (not a period recipe, but passes…)

Sewing – 

Another project – Waxed linen covers – This is a good set of instructions! – https://ellicesblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/waxed-linen-covers/

I found this tile and went, “Whee!” So did others.

17th Century Inspired Embroidery Patterns | 4 Historic Samplers – Lynne Fairchild – Some double-running stitch embroidery patterns based on various 17th Century samplers. – Long samplers from England in the 1600s often reproduced or adapted designs from earlier pattern books for needlework. Samplers were created as a mark of achievement in needlework by young ladies as they progressed in their education. Because they display levels of skill and technique, samplers often include figurative or scenic decoration along with the alphabet and various horizontal and vertical patterns that could serve as guides for future stitching. Most samplers reveal the pride of a young lady as she showed off her considerable accomplishment in sewing and were treasured from generation to generation.” (Cleveland Museum of Art)

Modern Sewing Tools and Techniques for Busy Re-enactors – Barony of Terra Pomaria – =The Baronesa Ximena explores the fiber arts in the SCA! October 23rd, 10am she hosts, Her Excellency Spike Zoetart (OL) in The Baronesa Ximena explores the fiber arts in the SCA!

Sundials, etc. – 

Medieval Tinsmith https://paleotool.com/2014/08/11/medieval-tinsmith/

Medieval Blacksmith https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/the-medieval-blacksmith-from-tgb-miniatures.60877/

Nuernberger Hausbuecher – A book of many differing crafts, just in the first few pages there’s a teamster, a guy working on a compass, various toolmakers, a blacksmith and a guy netting a package for transport. – https://www.nuernberger-hausbuecher.de/75-Amb-2-317b-1-v

Herb Bunch – Since the rain has started it’s harder to work outside. Anja still had to clean and sort the garlic/shallot harvest, preparing to plant for the winter. We have about 6 pints both from our harvest and from the farmer’s market. About 1/2 are for cooking, although some are already sprouting and those are going to get planted. We also have “seed” garlics, from some that were planted late enough that they won’t hit full size, so are getting split up to replant for full size next year. The garlics/shallots that we have have been curing for at least 3 weeks.

Garlic Harvest (more next week, and I’m doing a page for this!)

Project Day – I don’t know if it put anyone off, but the event page for the day got re-set somewhere between about 3pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday, so no one could post. I fixed it, but that’s getting *really* aggravating. I worked on photos and grabbing links. Loren was sanding another wooden goblet/plate/bowl set.

Arlys – Not sure. May have company.

Peggy – Finished another scroll this morning. Yesterday helped man my Barony’s booth at a trunk or treat type event in one of the local parks. Watch out for little girls who have been given a sword, they will take you out at the knees. Also today, discussed an idea for next years trunk or treat with the person who organizes our booth.

Helen Louise – Had a busy week. No images of new garb made yet. I’m working on winter wool Roman garb for Hobbit John. Had a few new people in the studio this week to learn how to make basic tunics. Also starting making yule stockings. I make loads of them every holiday to give filled to kids and people.

Feast Planning – The rest of the Birka Bread dough went into the freezer. The newer pease pottage, made with field peas, needs a little more cooking.

Miscellaneous pix

Women washing the clothes, 1270-1400 (5 depictions) – The clothes were soaked in water and beaten with a wooden bat on a bench or simply on the ground. Washer-women, lotrices, appear often in the medieval accounts, testifying to their importance.

Feast Tables

 

Music

ℭ𝔬𝔡𝔢𝔵 ℭ𝔞𝔩𝔦𝔵𝔱𝔦𝔫𝔲𝔰 – Ensemble Venance Fortunat, Anne-Marie Deschamps – 𝔐𝔲𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔞 𝔐𝔢𝔡𝔦𝔢𝔳𝔞𝔩𝔢
Ensemble: Venance Fortunat, dir. Anne-Marie Deschamps
Album: Codex Calixtinus
Video: Codex Calixtinus (XIII secolo)
http://www.facebook.com/musicamedievale

Today would have been the birthday of Anne-Marie Deschamps (23-10-1933 / 15-09-2022) unfortunately recently passed away. She was interpreter of medieval music, singer, musicologist, pedagogue and French composer. In 1974 she founded the Venance Fortunat ensemble, the first French a cappella vocal group specializing in medieval music. The sung repertoire of the ensemble is mainly that of sacred music, with a particular focus on a few manuscripts that are little or not studied: the Codex Calixtinus, the Codex Ivrea, the Codex of Apt, the Graduel de Bellelay.The Codex Calixtinus, Liber Sancti Jacobi or the Book of Saint James, is an important manuscript from the 12th-century. It was intended to be an in-depth anthology with advice for pilgrims following the Camino de Santiago to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great, located in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia (Spain). The collection includes sermons, reports of miracles and liturgical texts associated with Saint James, and a set of polyphonic musical pieces. In it are also found descriptions of the route, works of art to be seen along the way, and the customs of the local people.
Have a good listening,
Mirko Virginio Volpe
Musica Medievale
More info about the Codex Calixtinus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codex_C…
1 Ultreia2 Kyrie Cunctipotens Genitor – 1st Trope: Brother Tuotilo of St Gall – 3rd Trope: Gauthier of Château-Renault3 Regi Perennis Glorie – Gauthier of Château-Renault – Anonymous Doctor From Galicia4 Ad Honorem Regi Summi – Aimery Picaud5 Misit Herodes – Aton of Troyes6 Kyrie Rex Immense – Fulbert of Chartres7 Alleluia Vocavit Jesu – Gosselin of Soissons8 Portum In Ultimo – Aton of Troyes9 O Adjutor – Organum Melismata Attributed To Aton of Troyes10 Ad Superni – Master Albert, Archbishop of Bourges11 Nostra Phalanx Aton of Troyes12 Vox Nostra Resonet – Juan Legalis13 Benedicamus Domino I – Droard of Troyes14 Benedicamus Domino II – Droard of Troyes15 Benedicamus Domino III – Gauthier of Château-Renault16 Congaudeant – Master Albert of Paris

Baritone Vocals – Gabriel Lacascade
Bass Vocals – Antoine Sicot, Philippe KahnMezzo-soprano Vocals – Françoise LevySoprano Vocals – Catherine Petit-Heugel, Dominique Thibaudat
Tenor Vocals – Bruno Boterf
Directed By, Soprano Vocals – Anne-Marie Deschamps

Seasonal – Sting-Soul Cake – paris33101 – Sting-If On A Winter’s Night… modern arrangement.

𝔄𝔟𝔟𝔞𝔷𝔦𝔞 𝔡𝔦 𝔐𝔬𝔯𝔦𝔪𝔬𝔫𝔡𝔬 – Ensemble Murmur Mori (Medieval Music, Musica Medievale) – 𝔐𝔲𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔞 𝔐𝔢𝔡𝔦𝔢𝔳𝔞𝔩𝔢

Hieronymus Bosch Butt Music – Jim Spalink – Music printed on the butt of one of the tortured souls in the 15th Century Hieronymus Bosch painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights” , Played on (What else?) Lute, Harp, and Hurdy-Gurdy by James Spalink. The melody is based on the transcription by Amelia Hamrick. The intro and outro employ the “Devil’s Interval”, and the last couple of measures are conjecture on my part. You could say that I just “pulled them out of my”-well, you know…..

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Links

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Video & Podcast Links

The Mongol Storm with Nicholas Morton – Medievalists – This week on The Medieval Podcast, Danièle speaks with Nicholas Morton about the one hundred year rise of the Mongol Empire in the Near East, why they were so effective, and why they pursued global domination. Nicholas’ book, The Mongol Storm. Making and Breaking Empires in the Medieval Near East, is published by Basic Books.

Medieval miracle cults exposed by publication of 500-year-old manuscript – Hidden History – The study of a rare English illuminated medieval prayer roll has exposed details of medieval miracle cults.

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