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 – 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:

Misc – The Osa – SCAdians! –


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 – 2/19/23 – 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.


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) –

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! –

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

Medieval Blacksmith

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. –

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



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)

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:…
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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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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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
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