House Capuchin Shield2*Plans for this week went a little sideways. Anja’s back had been complaining last Saturday and Sunday. On Monday it pounced with teeth and claws. It was only just starting to let up this Sunday. That put a lot of things on hold, but some small amounts of stuff happened, anyway. 

…and then on Sunday, about an hour before Project Day was to start, she got ambushed by a nap. When she woke, the power was out (a tree went down on a main power line and took out 30% of Lincoln County’s power!) and when it came back up, her computer’s keyboard had stopped working. Trying everything they new, Loren and Anja kept working on it all afternoon and evening and it just wouldn’t work. Anja was up at 5am for a bit, needing to check on an e-mail, and absent-mindedly starting typing and it was working again. Ok, that’s a new one! Of course it ate Project Day time. One person did participate, though. 

Don’t forget Summits Court this Saturday! 

All meetings are on hold for the moment, although Project Day and the Monthly Potluck are being held in the Virtual Realm. We’re also doing mini-potlucks, just Anja & Loren and one other “pod” at a time. Let us know if you’re interested!

  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 11am-1pm
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, Noon to 6pm
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.
  • Next Virtual Potluck – 1/17, 2/21, 3/21, 4/,18
  • No Winter Feast in 2021. We’ll revisit for one in 2022 next spring.

Here is the direct Portfolio link which has all the past Project Day reports and various projects, original here:  and new one here: and number three is here:

Educational Events

Other Good Stuff

Knowne Worlde Entertainment Guide – KWEG – Entertainment List –

An Tir’s Pets

Classes – 

Henna Ancient Beauty

Early Week – Started with finishing last week’s report, then went on into eating up leftovers and making sure the recipes were accurate. We went with another batch of pasties, finishing the box of filling that was made on Sunday and then doing the other 4 with blackberry pie filling. 

Cookery – We did some more of the pasties on Monday, finishing the box of filling that was made on Sunday and then doing the other 4 with blackberry pie filling. Those got nibbled on all week, and we forgot to get pix. There was a Nucato had been on the agenda, but with Anja’s back fried, it got put off. Saturday evening we set up a pork roast with caraway and onions and a pot of Kulajda, a traditional Czech mushroom soup. Those were done on Sunday and we started noshing. 

Winter Food Storage – The Bleak Frontier – Townsends This is a good layout of what would be needed, plus a good recipe. No, this isn’t period, but it’s pre-industrial revolution. 

Doing Much With Very Little – Townsends – Lives of the Downtrodden – A layout of what happened when crops were bad and jobs were hard to come by. 

Legs and Head of a Good Brew – Royal University of the Midrealm – RUM – Baroness Verena Entenwirth discusses the qualities of brewed beverages.

Making Medieval Fig Spread – Rapé | History of the Fig – Tasting History with Max Miller – The Fig is one of the oldest and most prized fruits in history. In this episode, I explore that illustrious history and make a delectable fig and raisin purée from Medieval England called Rapé.

Sewing – Almost nothing this week except mundane stuff…. 

One of the sites that has some great research and a lot of brickstitch patterns and documentation has been re-vamped and it being brought up to date –

Needlework in the Viking Age

Tablet Weaving Tutorial: Getting Untwisted with Fishing Swivels – Elewys of Finchingefeld – Sometimes your tablet weaving pattern will have a card or two (or many) that are not twist neutral. This Oseberg 21 is the perfect example where 2 of the cards get very twisted while the rest have no twist accumulation. This is one method of dealing with twist in your weaving by using size 3 brass fishing barrel swivels. They are inexpensive and easy to find–I got a packet of six for $1.49 in the fishing section of my local Fred Meyer store.

Sundials, etc. – Bones are still drying, being turned. 

Herb Bunch – Mostly was planting vegetable ends. This time, leeks, onion, parsnip and spring onion. 

Project Day – 

Elizabeth E. Arthur – Trying to get the house warmed up again enough to get back to work on some jewelry projects. For once I’m not working today. 😁 There are 3 separate projects set up here.




  • 1 oz dried mushrooms
  • ¼ cup ground dried mushroom
  • 4 oz canned mushroom (
  • 1 quart water
  • 3/4 lb pound potatoes
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 2 TBSP flour
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 sour cream or whipping cream (Use ½ cup sour cream and ½ cup of clotting heavy cream)
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 sprig of fresh dill
  • 8 eggs


  1. Chop mushrooms.
  2. ¼ (longways), then slice potatoes (period would have been barley, turnips, or edible iris root)
  3. Add to crockpot with water.
  4. Cook on low for 10-12 hours.
  5. Put butter and flour into at least a 2-cup microwave-safe cup
  6. Zap for two minutes and stir well.
  7. Add to crock.
  8. Add salt/pepper.
  9. Strain solids and set aside. Return liquid to crock.
  10. Add vinegar, dill and cream and stir well.
  11. Cover, set to high and let come up to a simmer.
  12. Crack and add 4 eggs. Do not stir! You want them to be whole.
  13. Cook for 2-3 hours.
  14. Dip out eggs and add to solids and repeat.
  15. When the 2nd set of eggs is done, drop heat to low, add solids and heat up. Takes about an hour.

Note – From step 9, can be done on the stove instead to speed things up. Once the liquid simmers, add all 8 eggs at once and cook for 20 minutes, covered.

Miscellaneous pix

Music – Trobairitz – Musica Medievale – Ensemble: Gérard Zuchetto, Katia Caré, Giselle Bellsolà, Patrice Brient, Guy Robert
Album: Tenson e partimens de trobairitz
Video: Affreschi di Andrea di Bonaiuto, Cappellone degli Spagnoli (1365-1367)

From the booklet, by Gérard Zuchetto: In the Tenson and Partimens, which we have set to music, the lyric poetry of the Langue d’Oc takes the form of a dialogue between initiates. This game, in which the lady sets the rules, is a fine example of what Professor Aurelio Ronoaglia calls: “The sentimental education of Europe”. In this recording we have attempted to highlight the contemporary nature of these poems through vocal and instrumental improvisation and confrontation.

1 Rosin digaz
2 Na Lombarda
3 Amics, en gran cossirier
4 Maria de Ventadorn
5 Isabella
6 Na Guillelma

Chant: Gérard Zuchetto, Katia Caré, Gisela Bellsolà Psaltérion, Chiffonie, Rebec: Patrice Brient Luth Médiéval, Oud, Harpe: Guy Robert

Peter Waldner on the Apfelregal – Südtirol in concert – The instrument that can be seen and heard in this video, called “Apfelregal”, was meticulously and lovingly reconstructed by master organ builder Christian Kögler from St. Florian near Linz (Austria): A woodcut by Hans Weiditz from 1518 which showed the Emperor Maximilian I. with his court chapel and his court organist Paul Hofhaimer at the Apfelregal, served as a model. As early as 1506, the emperor had this extraordinary reed wind instrument built for his court organist, who was already famous during his lifetime.

The choir-like Apfelregal with its gold plated apple wood bell, which act as resonators for the reed pipes, and its characteristic sound, which is reminiscent of a mixture of shawm, zinc, Renaissance trombone, bassoon and sordun, has the typical Gothic key range F – a“ and enables the interpreter to convey the characteristically colorful soundscape of the early Renaissance to his audience in an authentic way, fresh, lively and immediately, and thus to carry them away musically into this fascinating, distant epoch.

BRIXNER INITIATIVE MUSIK UND KIRCHE 21.08.2020 Auer (I) , Parish church St. Peter Peter Waldner, Apfelregal

  • 00:00 Anonymus (early 16th century ) Expecta ung pauco
  • 01:30 Josquin Desprez (1455 – 1521) Adieu mes amours
  • 03:50 Paul Hofhaimer (1459 – 1537) Nach willen din
  • 05:20 Hans Kotter (1480 – 1541) O Herre Gott, begnade mich



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Largesse Item Count – (includes gifts, prizes, auction items, etc.)

  • ASXLVII = 24
  • ASXLVIII = 88
  • ASXLIX = 794
  • ASL = 2138
  • ASLI = 731
  • ASLII = 304
  • ASLIII – 146
  • ASLIV – 227 plus 4 puppets, 3 hippocras mix, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 1 kiss-lock pouch, 9 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 3 snip case w/snips, lucet cords, 25 pouches for block-printing, 1 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

Total as a Household = 4058 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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