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Adiantum has changed their A&S day to Sunday, directly conflicting with our Project Day. We’re going to keep right on, but every other week, Anja will be attending the other, virtually, while keeping track of what we have going. Could get complicated, especially since she’s teaching on 11/6…. Otherwise things were pretty much standard this week, but it was the last regularly scheduled Herbs in the Garden since the rain has started. We’re going to try to re-start the regular evening Herbs Workshop, but not yet.

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

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:


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:

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.

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
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:




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.

Les Bouffons (Renaissance Dance) – LuteandTheorbo – Les Bouffons – Recorded in Huysburg (2011) – Contact:

Fabritio Caroso’s “Chiara Stella” by Renaissance dance ensemble “Vento del Tempo” – esmolnyakova

Classes – 

A series of short talks on the Black Death

How Devastating was the Black Death?- Medievalists – Hendrik Poinar, an evolutionary geneticist at McMaster University, talks about how devastating this pandemic was, which struck the medieval world in the mid-14th century. Learn more about the new research he was involved in – Black Death shaped evolution of immunity genes, setting course for how we respond today (more info on youtube page)

Research findings about the Black Death and present-day people’s immune systems – Medievalists

Doing Genetic Research on the Black Death – Medievalists

The Gruelling 3,400 Mile Journey Of The Medieval Pilgrims | Pilgrimage | Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – Simon Reeve began his journey in Canterbury and has finally reached Istanbul. Here was once a busy medieval staging post for pilgrims to the Holy Land. Before falling to the Ottoman Empire, it was the centre of Roman Christianity under Emperor Constantine. His mother Helena, arguably the first pilgrim to the Holy Land, brought back relics from Jerusalem to fill the city’s churches, which made it a major destination for pilgrimage in its own right for centuries to come. Simon visits the magnificent Hagia Sophia and a traditional Turkish bath, discovering that pilgrims brought public bathing back with them to Europe, showing how pilgrimage spread practical ideas as well as religious ones.

Early Week – …was all cleanup from the potluck until Herbs on Wednesday.

Cookery – On Monday we did up another of the Birka Breads, but in the oven. 40 minutes of baking. Not any real difference to the “fried” ones. Loren still doesn’t like them. The rest of the dough went into the freezer. A pease pottage got started Saturday morning.

History’s Real MacbethTasting History with Max Miller

Sewing – Anja’s been working hard on her sampler all week, recording some newer patterns.

Sunday – Unrolled and doing end- finishing/snipping

Sundials, etc. – 

First known map of night sky found hidden in Medieval parchment – Fabled star catalogue by ancient Greek astronomer Hipparchus had been feared lost. –

The secrets of medieval nanotechnology revealed in new study

Board games in Anglo-Saxon England? Rare 7th-century gaming piece discovered

Weatherproofing your log cabin – chinking and daubing

A Reproduction Medieval Collar – Maria Portinari’s Necklace Upclose – The Creative Contessa – This collar was created by Armour and Castings.

Herb Bunch – Monday evening Anja harvested the last crop of sweetgrass for braiding. On Tuesday she spent some time, picking up garden tools and pots and such and putting them away. Wednesday’s Herbs in the Garden was Anja, one of the potato boys and a next-door neighbor who mostly weeded, but got the bean & lettuce seeds in. The potato boy ran home and got a bucket with dirt for some snow peas that he took home and set in front of their door where it will get full sunshine. Also harvested lemon grass that was then cut and frozen. Later in the week, the new pot of dahlias got moved around to the front where it will get more sunshine.

Garden pix for the week

Eleanor de Bolton – Quinces

Project Day – Anja and Loren started the day consulting over the last of the boiled bread. It had been sliced in the crock and buttered, but sat in the fridge where the butter ran off and hardened. We put it on foil, broke up and added the butter and then a little cheese. It was tasty!

Adiantum’s A&S has changed to Sunday, so Anja sat in on a talk about curing olives. Did you know that the cheap black olives that are cold as “california black ripe olives” are actually unripe olives that are treated with lye and iron phosphate?

Isabeau posted from her trip, “Yikes!!! I didn’t bring any of my projects with me to AZ. Just came in from the pool. Did my shoulder-sizers…. lol”

…and Helen posted about a tunic and matching hat and I can’t find the post!

Feast Planning – Still negotiating on the hall…..

RecipesPease pottage

  • 2 cups dried peas (pigeon peas, field peas)
  • 6 cups water
  • a “palmful” of salt
  • 1/4 cup dried onion
  • 1 TBSP garlic powder
  • caraway to taste
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 12 oz frozen carrots


  1. Dump everything into a crockpot.
  2. Turn it on low and let cook 12 hours.
  3. Test a pea for doneness. They should have a little body, but not crunch. You can cook for 2 hours more, if necessary.
  4. Serve hot, or drain and use broth for dumplings and body of the soup for the base for Birka bread.

Miscellaneous pix

The Tudor Travel Guide – The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road – Hello! I just thought I’d post some of my most recent photos from Berkeley Castle in South Gloucestershire. It was a stop on the 1535 progress and more famously the place in which King Edward II was murdered in the 14th century.
Photos show the castle and some of the adjacent church, which has some glorious wall paintings, tombs and architectural features. I hope you enjoy them!

Music𝔄𝔩𝔦𝔢́𝔫𝔬𝔯 𝔡’𝔄𝔮𝔲𝔦𝔱𝔞𝔦𝔫𝔢, musique à la cour – Ensemble Tre Fontane – 𝔐𝔲𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔞 𝔐𝔢𝔡𝔦𝔢𝔳𝔞𝔩𝔢

Ensemble: Tre Fontane
Album: Musique à la cour d’Aliénor d’Aquitaine
Video: court of Poitiers and Abbey of Fontevraud – Ms: Psalter of Eleanor of Aquitaine (XII cent.)​
Eleanor of Aquitaine, was one of the most famous, intelligent and desired women of the twelfth century.
It is May 18, 1152, between expanses of uncontaminated woods and meadows, difficult for us to imagine, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II Plantagenet get married, giving life to a kingdom of enormous proportions and indisputable power.
Eleanor of Aquitaine had witnessed the war by participating in the second crusade with her first husband, King Louis VII of France. She was the granddaughter of William IX of Aquitaine, considered the first of the troubadours, and was herself a scholar and patron. Jaufré Rudel was one of the many troubadours in her entourage during the overseas crusade and many of the greatest poets and musicians of her time, whose fame has come down to the present day, frequented her court. Eleanor received French, German and Italian singers every spring in her fiefdom in Poitiers, as well as her numerous sons and daughters, including Richard the Lionheart, John Lackland and Marie of France who had founded a literary circle with the mother of she. Maria was also the protector of Chrétien de Troyes who dedicated her “Lancelot, the knight of the cart” to her.
In one of these spring meetings, the troubadour Bertrand de Born dedicated a song to Eleanor in which he swore to her that Tristan himself had suffered not so much for the love of Isolde as for her, her beautiful Queen Eleanor. Eleanor of Aquitaine tried to bring the music and culture of courtly love, which now flourished in southern Europe, in the distant English lands of her husband with whom she did not have a good relationship, since she supported the rebellion of their children towards her father, the latter who imprisoned her in a tower fearing her danger and her influence in the European courts. In this video I used some photos of the Palace of Poitiers, now empty and cold but full of music and people when the Queen had her court of love. Those walls heard the voices of artists such as Marcabru, Jaufré Rudel, Bertrand de Born … I also used some photos of Alienor’s tomb in Frontevraud abbey. The manuscript used is a psalter that belonged to the queen herself and in which she is depicted, elderly at that time, but always beautiful.

1 Ab la dolcor – Guillaume de Poitiers
2 Ja nuls – Richard Cœur de Lion
3 Fort chausa – Gaucelm Faidit
4 Estampie anglaise – Anon.
5 Aussi comme l’unicorn sui – Thibaut de Champagne
6 Amour, tenson et bataille – Chretien de Troyes
7 Quand noif – Gace Brulé
8 De monte lapis – Anon. Ms. St. Martial de Limoges
9 Casta catholica – Codex Las Huelgas (XII sec.)
10 Atressi comme Percevaus – Rigaut De Berbezilh
11 Quand l’herba fresca – Bernart De Ventadorn
12 Ab lo cor triste – Trobairitz Anon.

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Video & podcast Links

Medieval Storytime, Knightly Edition – Medievalists – This week on The Medieval Podcast, Danièle reads stories from the biographies of two of the Middle Ages’ greatest knights, William Marshal and Boucicaut, as well as revisiting the famous Combat of the Thirty. (more info on youtube page)

How A Huge Stolen Medieval Treasure Trove Was Finally Found | Liberators | Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – A hoard of Medieval art seized by the Nazis goes missing at the end of the war. A dogged German art detective tracks the missing treasure from the New York art world to the unlikeliest of destinations: a small town on the Texas prairie.

Tales From The Green Valley – September (part 1 of 12) – permahome – In this BBC documentary series we get to follow a small group of historians and archeologists as they recreate farm life from the age of the Stuarts. They wear the clothes, eat the food and use the tools, skills and technology of the 1620’s for one year.
The first episode starts in September and it’s time for ploughing the fields with oxen, baking bread in a hearth and harvest apples for winter storage.

Tales From The Green Valley – October (part 2 of 12)

Tales From The Green Valley – November (part 3 of 12)

Tales From The Green Valley – December (part 4 of 12)

New and Updated Pages

Kaupang, Bread-in-a-Bag –

Bread from Birka –


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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
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