Crown was amazing! …and thanks to the Sisters Interview crew there was a live feed! I’ve posted the link below. I hope they’ll keep doing things like this for those of us who rarely can make it to the events. There are several galleries of pictures on the Kingdom Facebook groups/pages.

Other than that, this week was fairly quiet, with a lot of writing happening and a good Herbs workshop on incense resins and blends. This coming week is potluck and we’re already starting on that.

Project Day is now open for in-person meet-ups as well as in the Virtual Realm! Potluck this month will be Virtual and Real-World! Herbs and Sewing Workshops are on-going. Masks are required.

When will the rest of these open up in person? We’ll probably keep right on with the virtual ones side-by-side with the actual. 

  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 6am-9pm, starts this week!
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, 1 to 5pm
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.
  • Next Virtual Potluck – 10/17, 11/21, 12/19, 1/16
  • Winter Feast LVI, Norse Theme. Page here – More pages coming!

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:

Crown LVI Tournament – There was a live feed!

A funnyRosalie’s Medieval Woman is at Books@Stones Brisbane, QLD, Australia  · When a Plague Doctor tries to interest you in his sweet potato… fun at Love Your Bookshop Day 2021.


Badge of the Office of the Seneschal

Effective November 1, 2021, the Kingdom has decided to lift the food policy restrictions with the following exceptions:

  • Staff should be masked throughout the meal prep and cooking, including prep activity occurring off site.
  • Staff will be vigilant with respect to sanitizing and handwashing.
  • Food will be served by designated servers.
  • Serving utensils use is restricted to masked gloved servers.
  • Guests should be seated in family pods as much as possible with tables spaced out.

This policy will replace the current restriction on food served at events.  If you have any questions about this, please reach out to the Kingdom Seneschal’s office.



Badge of the Office of the Seneschal

This policy will be in effect for all activities including but not limited to Fighter Practice, Indoor and Outdoor events, Arts and Sciences Gatherings, and Business Meetings. This list is not all encompassing. All activities sponsored by the SCA are covered.

Starting November 1, 2021, all attendees will either show proof of full vaccination or show proof of testing within 72 hours of the activities pursuant to the Society’s Policy dated September 25, 2021.

1) Proof of being fully vaccinated must be in form of a government issued card (original or photograph or electronic record), or a negative COVID test must be issued from licensed medical provider and presented in a paper form or electronic form such that the event staff can verify its authenticity. Letterhead from a medical provider or an email address clearly identifying the medical provider as the sender of an electronic record shall constitute authentic proof. All proof of either vaccination or negative COVID test must be accompanied by government issued photo identification for all person 18 years and older Parents and guardians of minors must present their own identification for minors attending the activity in their care.

2) No persons should be documented that they have been vaccinated or tested. These records are not to be kept by any activity team.

2) Proof of vaccine or a negative test shall not be required for children under 12. Children that are aged 3 through 11 must wear a mask.

3) Any person challenging the event staff regarding the enforcement of this COVID policy shall be denied entry to or immediately removed from the activity. If this occurs the event steward/ branch seneschal is to inform the Kingdom Seneschal within 24 hours.

4) Persons with medical exemptions must provide negative test results. Persons with religious objections must provide negative test results. This is the current protocol required to attend an SCA event under the existing policy.

At Entrance to Activity:

  • Present vaccination proof or negative COVID test to the one person at gate checking these items. The activity organizer or designee must maintain a list of names of the persons conducting the check at entrance. Once the entrance is closed the said person(s) must sign a statement at the bottom of the list of names and times which reads:

I have monitored the event entrance at the times noted above, and I have verified that each person entering the event during that time to have shown me proper identification, along with either proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the start of the event.

  • The activity organizer or designee, shall forward the signed statement to the Kingdom Waiver deputy in accordance with the Kingdom’s Waiver policy.
  • If a person leaves the activity for any reason they must be subsequently checked again upon reentry.

As always, if you have any questions please email me directly gro.ritna@lahcsenes

Attia Prima, OP
Kingdom Seneschal, AnTir

Classes – 

A Brief History Of Henry Curtmantle – Henry II of England – Brief History

How Linen Is Made – Libeco Belgian Linen – Ever wondered where linen comes from? From which plant linen cloth is made? How linen is produced?

Dance Video – Turbo Renaissance dance lesson – The Contessa’s Quickies – The Creative Contessa – Learn the basic galliard dance step and get in your cardio in under one minute! Gagliarda, altadanza

Early Week – A little plant tending, a little sewing. We put an actual blog post out for the first time in a year! …and Anja started a new piece for the Bardic section.

Cookery – Mostly was reading and trying to find some better versions of the recipes online. Loryea worked on An Early Meal through Friday. Late in the week some prep started to happen.

Foods for Love! ––pWVwcNfHjAxitmSxcbWyMaWplmBGgT1tygENAMUET4XFxk

A sixteenth century bread

Roasted peas, didn’t quite work…. –

2-6. Más vale bollo en paz que hogaza en guerra – Fogones en la Historia – Receta del Siglo XVII de bollos pardos, unos deliciosos bollos de canela. Recogidos en el tratado de cocina de Francisco Martinez Montiño. 2-6. Better bun in peace than loaf in war – Stoves in History – 17th century recipe for brown buns, delicious cinnamon buns. Collected in the kitchen treaty of Francisco Martinez Montiño.

Sewing – A little embroidery happened during the week, then during Crown and the Sewing Workshop, and then in the chat on Sunday.

Sewing Tutorial – 14th Century Frilled Fillet for use with a Barbette – This is what she has on in the funny, above! –

By Diliff – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Sundials, etc. – Loren and Anja got to the Getty webinar on Mechanical Clocks. It wasn’t worth it. The one expert on Illuminated Manuscripts was pretty good and came up with an interesting thought about time in the Middle Ages…. that it was seen as circular where we would say it was linear, and what did that do to their world view? Fascinating thought.

Orloi – The Prague Astronomical Clock, oldest working monumental clock in the world.

Anja – “Otoh, the ‘expert’ on mechanical clocks…. which is really what we were there for… was…. not expert… I actually knew more on most of it than she did. She also had an annoying habit of saying, “That’s a great question!” (at least 30 times in the talk!) when she was floundering for an answer. Pretty obvious…. She was talking at the “you tube level”, not at any kind of an expert level and some of her answers…. well, for example…. they asked her why the early monumental clocks had mostly astrological info on them and she responded with something along the lines of, “Well, uh, people really liked astrology and educated people studied it.” Not an helpful answer, really. (…and actually *way* off the mark. Yes, I do know….) The *really* bad part of that is that she had the questions well ahead of time. If she had been a student in one of my classes, the best grade she would have gotten was a “D”. ….for “dreadful”.”

Herb Bunch – 

Garden pix – Definitely autumn… garden is going to be slowly dismantled and moved around as the nights get colder. Some pots will go to the shop and some from the shop will go home, and many will get tucked up against the house for protection. We still don’t have the greenhouse tent up. Herbs Workshop is still on incense. We’re working on both ingredients and blends, hoping to make a batch of clearing this week and then next to try incense sticks.

Harvest 10/9

The finished birdies from last week.

Project Day – Anja and Arlys posted early. Anja said, “I got to watch Crown from Round 4 on! Since that time included Sewing Workshop, I spent the time either embroidering on my sampler or trying to untangle the floss from the zipper on my embroidery pouch! Long live Prince Sven and Princess Rauokinn!”, then Arlys posted, “I watched Court. Sent most of it ripping out a mistake and fixing it. Then discovered how rusty my long arm cross stitch is. More rippage….”

Alf and Lulie Heringstad are friends of Anja and Loren. They posted some pictures of their ancient breed Jacob sheep before their 2nd shearing of the year. See the multiple horns on some of them? They have a farm up in Washington where they raise and grow all kinds of heritage breeds and foods. Sunday was shearing day.

A bit after 3 Anja and Claire managed to get a chat doing and Helen Louise chimed in, but didn’t join, since she was working on a Shepherd’s Pie. Anja’s computer started to screw up while she was waiting on a customer and that pretty much ended it a bit after 4pm.

Anja got the lamb thawing. …and then sat and waited for Loren to get back…. Mostly working on the Charles Bridge story.


Powder douce – G.R.H. Routiers#routiersGotujzKrasnalem

Powder douce, czyli słodko-pikantna mieszanka aromatycznych przypraw wg receptury z Le Ménagier de Paris 1392-94, w sam raz sprawdzi się do nacierania mięsa lub – po zmieszaniu z miodem i winem – jako marynata.

  • – 3 łyżeczki imbiru
  • – 2 łyżeczki cukru
  • – 1,5 łyżeczki cynamonu
  • – 1 łyżeczka goździków
  • – 1 łyżeczka gałki muszkatołowej

Składniki ucieramy w moździerzu i gotowe 🙂 Więcej przepisów na naszym blogu:…/cat…/gotuj-z-krasnalem

Powder douce#routiersGotujzKrasnalem

Powder douce, or a sweet and spicy blend of aromatic spices according to the recipe from Le Ménagier de Paris 1392-94, would be perfect for rubbing meat or – after mixing with honey and wine – as a marinade.

  • – 3 tbsp ginger
  • – 2 tbsp sugar
  • – 1,5 tbsp cinnamon
  • – 1 teaspoon of carnations (cloves)
  • – 1 teaspoon nutmeg

Ingredients we are running away in mortar and ready 🙂 More recipes on our blog:…/cat…/gotuj-z-krasnalem

Miscellaneous pix


𝔖𝔢𝔠𝔲𝔩𝔞𝔯 𝔐𝔲𝔰𝔦𝔠: Robin Et Marion, Llibre Vermell and other music from XIVth cent. – 𝔐𝔲𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔞 𝔐𝔢𝔡𝔦𝔢𝔳𝔞𝔩𝔢
Ensemble: Early Music Quartet, Studio der frühen Musik
Album: Robin Et Marion • Llibre Vermell U.A. – Weltliche Musik Um 1300
Video: Ms-Bodl-264 (XIVth cent.)

This recording dates back to 1966 and concerns secular music of the XIVth century. It was one of the first recordings, perhaps the first, to investigate and perform medieval music pieces that have come down to us, fundamental for early music’s knowledge such as the Llivre Vermell de Montserrat and Le Jeu de Robin et Marion. It will be easy for you to notice how the performance choices presented for the first time to the public in this recording have subsequently remained almost unchanged over the years, despite the fact that they belong to a repertoire that has been extensively re-proposed by early music ensembles.
1 Pierekins de la Coupele – Chançon faz non pas vilaine
2 Moniot d’Arras – Ce fu(t) en mai
3 Anon. – Souvent souspire
4 Anon. – La Chasse: Se je chant
5 Anon. – He, Marotele / En la praerie / Aptatur
6 Anon. – O natio / Hodie perlustravit
7 Anon. – El mois d’avril / O quam sancta / Et gaudibit
8 Anon. ca 1300, Bamberg, Dombibliothek, Codex Bamberg Ed. IV 6 – L’Autre jour/Au tens pascour/In seculum
9 Anon. – Mout me fu grief / Robins m’aime / Portare
10 Adam de la Halle – Le jeu de Robin et Marion
11 Anon., Italy, XIVth c., Brit. Lib. Add. 29987 f. 56-64v – Trotto
12 Anon., ca 1300, Cambridge, King’s College, Muniment Roll 2 W. 32 – Bryd one brere
13 Meister Alexander – Hie vor dô wir kînder wâren
14 Pseudo-Neidhart – Winter dîner künfte
15 Anon. Llibre Vermell de Montserrat – Song: O Virgo splendens
Virelai danse: Stella splendens
Song: Laudemus virginem
Song: Splendens ceptrigera
Ballad/danse: Los set goyts
Virelai: Cuncti simus concanentes
Virelai/danse: Polorum regina
Virelai: Mariam matrem virginem
Motet: Imperayritz de la ciutat joyosa
Virelai: Ad mortem festinamus

Baglama – Thomas Binkley (10)
Baritone Vocals – Karl Heinz Klein (10)
Chalumeau – Caroline Butcher (3, 11)
Choir – Münchener Marienknaben, Conductor: Kurt Rith (15)
Countertenor Vocals – Grayston Burgess (15)
Flute – Lore Wehrung* (1, 10, 15)
Chitarra Saracena – Thomas Binkley (3, 15)
Lute – Thomas Binkley (1, 2, 13)
Mezzo-soprano Vocals – Andrea Von Ramm (1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15)
Portative Organ – Andrea Von Ramm (11)
Percussion – Horst Huber (1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, 15)
Citole – Thomas Binkley (11)
Rebec – Sterling Jones (2, 3, 5, 10, 11, 12)
Shawm – Thomas Binkley (10)
Tenor Vocals – Nigel Rogers (1, 2, 4, 10, 12), Willard Cobb (4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15)
Trombone – Franz Eder (6, 7)
Viol – Sterling Jones (1, 8, 9, 14)

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Video Links

An Introduction to Calverley Old Hall – The Landmark Trust – Find out about out next project at Calverley Old Hall in Leeds – a medieval manor rich on history and architectural features

New and Updated Pages

The Legend of the Charles Bridge …and eggs! –


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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 = 177 plus 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, lucet 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, 48 key bottle openers
Total as a Household = 4238 handed off

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In ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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