House Capuchin Shield2Holidays are nutz…. There wasn’t a lot of time and attention to spare this week, not to mention the “interesting” weather. We’ve got a lot of links in this report, but not so much of our own stuff. 

I don’t know what is happening to the tags for these posts. 3 weeks in a row I got them added in just the same as I’ve been for years now, and only 1 or two show up? …and maybe I figured it out. We’ll see when this publishes…. 

Isabeau’s first photo.

Hopefully next week will have more. 

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
  • Decorated
    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:

12th Night!

Educational Events

Other Good Stuff

Classes – 

Come with Me to a SCA Medieval Arts & Sciences Fair Event! – Lynne Fairchild – Join me for a quick look at a fun SCA event in the Middle Kingdom! It’s part historical Artisan Showcase, part Arts & Sciences Faire, and part classes. If that sounds enjoyable, check out your local SCA branch! 😃

Rievaulx Abbey & the Brutal Dissolution of the Monasteries – The Tudor Travel Guide – Source:… In this episode, Sarah goes on-location to Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire, where she meets with Michael Carter, a senior properties historian with English Heritage. Michael is an expert on English monasticism and the Cistercian order. He is our guide as we explore the abbey ruins, its history and the impact of the Dissolution of the Monasteries on places like Rievaulx Abbey. Show notes with images and links (including to the paper mentioned in the recording) can be found here.    We also head over to the TTTG news desk to hear about the formal reception of Anne of Cleves at Blackheath on 3 January 1540. Get all the latest on this event from our intrepid news reporter, Bess Cavendish, who reports ‘live’ from the riverside outside Greenwich Palace.   In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide’s adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don’t forget to subscribe to the blog via   This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. it is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community.    You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Early Week – Mostly cleanup and sorting. Trying to get photos. Some cookery.

Cookery – Early in the week we did bread, lentils and a creamed turkey dish. Loren’s favorite pun, “Peas and Hominy in the New Year” was next. Two more batches of marzipan happened, and then more fudge, and we tried to do a poppyseed roll, which now looks to be happening for the next report. 

No Knead Bread RecipeNick Saint-Erne – This is the No Knead Bread recipe from the book “The Re-Enactor’s Cookbook” by M. Allyson Szabo (2020). The bread is delicious and similar to what would have been made in the Middle Ages. The rest of the recipes in this book are great and will help you learn how to cook meals over a fire for Medieval Re-enactor’s (SCA) or for camping.

El Rey del Haba – Fogones en la Historia – Receta del bollo roscón, siglo XVI, abuelo del actual roscón de reyes.Si os interesa la historia de este alimento, leed nuestro artículo:…

El Rey del Haba – Stoves in History – Recipe for the roscón bun, 16th century, grandfather of the current roscón de reyes.If you are interested in the history of this food, read our article: .. .

Sewing – Contemplating fabrics for the frame pouches. Worked out another pattern and turned it into a divider, too. Yes, that’s the divider on this week’s report. 

Episode 10: Tent Stitch – Agnes Berengarii de girona – Tent stitch is a strong stitch for using on cushions, pillows, and other household items that take a lot of wear and tear.

Sundials, etc. – The bones were boiled again to degrease them and then scrubbed with detergent. 

Herb Bunch – More vegetable ends were planted in one of the buckets, and a sprinkle of alexander seed went in as well. The weather was too messy to do much outside. 

Project Day – Isabeau was so on top of things she was posting before the day started! Loren and I worked on bones and photos. …and then we sidetracked into the boxes that need to go out in the morning. Later we got some more marzipan done. 

Isabeau said, “I’m currently working on the neckline of a T-tunic. I’m using embroidery to keep the facing down. I’ll do rows of stitches as my day rolls along.” …and later, “More stitches and colors…..”. 

Music – Ensemble: Chominciamento Di Gioia Album: In Vinea Mea, Il Vino la Vite e la Vigna Nel Medioevo Buy:

Carmina Burana is a popular collection of goliardic songs of the wandering clerics. These students had acquired the status of clerics in order to attend the prestigious Universities risen in the XII century around the cathedrals all over Europe. They travel continuously to attend the lessons of the most prominent teachers, creating a sort of cosmopolitan community. Goliardic poetry produced by the low clergy seems to be less linked to the catholic ethic than to poetry of Arab descent or of extraction from the classical antiquities. Wine was praised and associated to earthly pleasures such as sex and play, depicts all of the effects which the magnificent beverage has on men and women in a crescendo of earthly delight.
In Alte clamat Epicurus the great Greek philosopher is transformed into a minister of gluttony and revelry, a devotee of the Gut God. The chant In Taberna could be the manifesto of the goliardic vision of the world: life passed in promiscuous revelry divided among games, sex and wine. Procurans odium belongs to the moralizing poetical current of the clerici vagantes in which there is a wine-blood analogy where the grape harvest yields the blood of slanderous enemies. The goliardic repertoire was especially nurtured during the medieval “feast of fools”, which once a year was dedicated to subverting every rule and hierarchy and went to the extent of celebrating blasphemous masses. Vinum bonum belongs to this selection, which is a contrafactum of the Marian “Verbum bonum”, where laud of Mary is substituted with the exaltation of wine.
The technique of contrafactum, the substitution of the text in a passage without modifying the music, the metrics or the structure of the rhymes and assonance, was also widely used by the troubadours, as well as the wandering clerics, and is a particularly refined technique which requires a closed community which knows the original and can therefore appreciate the artifice. The songs from Carmina Burana are also parodies of songs from the Ludus Danielis, from the crusade song Palastinalied by Walther von der Vogelweide and L’amours dont sui espris by Blondel de Nesle.
The Cantigas de Santa Maria is a body of more than four hundred monodic songs collected on order of Alfonso X El Sabio, in mid 13″ century Spain. Their intentions are celebrative-moralistic and they tell of the miracles done by Santa Maria to aid her followers and punish the sinners: Como Deus fez vynno and A que Deus relate of the miracle of the multiplication of the wine in various circumstances, while in Poder à Santa Maria, the Virgin protects one of her devotees’ vineyard from a hail storm. And lastly in Ben pod’as cousas, she makes a stain of red wine disappear from a white altar cloth.
Still belonging to the same genre, but in Italian this time, is O Divina Virgo flore, which is part of the Laudario di Cortona, from the 13th. We have two troubador songs: Ges de disnar is by Bertrand de Born and the anonymous and ironic L’autre iér cuidéi aver druda. From the Roman de Fauvel comes the three voice polytextual motet Quand je le voi/Bon vin doi/Cis chans veult boire, in which each voice sings with different words a tribute to a cheerful party of drinkers. On parole/A Paris/Frese nouvelle is another motet from the XII cent. taken from the Montpellier Codex, a polyphonic monument of the 13th century Ars Antiqua. In it a tenor who imitates the street cries of a fruit vendor is overlaid by two vision of superior voices which describe the marvels of the city of Paris where it is possible to indulge in good friends, available damsels, good food and good “claret” wine.
Deficiente vino is a chant that evokes the first miracle of Christ, the transformation of water to wine at the Cana’s wedding. Dixit Pater familias refers to the parable of the workers devotees and of the vineyard-church. Sacerdos in aeternum commemorates the institution of the Eucharist with the offering of bread and wine. Felix vitis is the mensural instrumental version of a responsory of the morning breviary, in which there is the exaltation of the image of Christ, Mystical Vine, source of the Celestial Wine, Beverage at Life.
1 Bacche Bene Venies (Carmina Burana)
2 Deficiente Vino (Ms I-Pa 2788, Perugia)
3 Como Deus Fez Vynno (CSM)
4 Bon Vin Doit
5 Alte Clamat Epicurus (Carmina Burana)
6 L’autre Ièr Cuidèi Aver Druda (Chanson Trobadorica)
7 Ben Pod’as Cousas (CSM)
8 Sacerdos In Aeternum (Ms I-Pa 2799)
9 Procurans Odium (Carmina Burana)
10 Vinum Bonum (Ms Egerton)
11 Ges de Disnar (Bertran de Born)
12 Dixit Pater Familias (Ms I-Pa 2782, Perugia)
13 Poder á Santa Maria (CSM)
14 Felix Vitis (Ms I-Pa 2785)
15 A Que Deus (CSM)
16 O Divina Virgo Flore (Laudario Di Cortona)
17 On Parole/A Paris/Frese Nouvelle (Ms Montpellier)
18 In Taberna (Carmina Burana)

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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

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