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Probably the quietest week so far this year! Potluck next week should liven things up a bit. Herbs in the Garden is getting close to the end of the season and we’re hoping to start up the Herbs Workshop once the weather makes it tough to schedule garden days.

Herbs in the Garden, 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 – Almost weekly over the summer. Please ask to join the facebook chat! Usually at 3pm on Wednesdays.
  • 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 – 10/16, 11/20, 12/18, 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 – 2/19/23 – 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.

Dance Vids – Maltský branle – Branle de Malte – Arbeau – Adéla Jelínková – Naše verze tohoto mimického branlu. Our version of this mimic branle. – tanec Rond (cz) – hudba Svobodné hudební bratrstvo (cz) –

A Medieval Dance Tutorial // Roasted and Boiled Joyously! – The Creative Contessa – A turbo tutorial on Rostiboli Gioioso, an extremely popular dance from the 15th century, complete with basic footwork lessons, calling and kitty content!

Pavane d’Espagne / Španělká pavana – Adéla Jelínková – tanec ze sbírky/dance from treasure: Orchésographie, T. Arbeau, 1589
překlad do čj:…
Hudba/Music: Svobodné hudební bratrstvo

Classes – 

Gendered viewing, childbirth and female authority in the residence of Alice Chaucer, duchess of Suffolk, at Ewelme, Oxfordshire –

Prince Oleg and his Fateful Steed: A Story from Medieval Rus’ –

Early Week – Anja and Loren were putting in a new bookcase at home and so all her embroidery and sewing stuff got moved and then re-sorted. We have a shelf for cookbooks, now!

Cookery – A “harvest soup” got made that turned into more of a “scraped icebox” and chicken was cooked for broth late in the week.

How do you bake bread without an oven?

16th Century Cooking Schedule in Elizabethan England – Lynne Fairchild – Meals in 16th century Tudor England were determined by what was in season, as well as their religious calendar. During the Middle Ages, workers only had Sundays and Holy Days (which later became known as ‘holidays’ off from work).

Sewing – 

Natural Dyeing with Acorns – History Science Fiber – Acorns are an easy way to explore local foraging and making your own natural dyes. This is a fun sustainable way to create organic colour for your own palette range using just one dye pot. From yellows and chocolate browns, to a wide range of charcoal greys, acorns pack a surprisingly powerful punch of colour. With oak trees (aka Quercus robur or English, Common or European oak trees) growing in many urban and rural areas throughout the world, this easy seasonal dye source is a must to test out.

Making a Warp Weighted Loom (Using Household Items) – Elewys of Finchingefeld – Have you wanted to try narrow band weaving, but don’t have a loom? Maybe you can’t wait for one to arrive in the mail, or you don’t have the funds to buy one yet? I’ll show you one way to create a loom using ordinary household items. (more info on YouTube)

Sundials, etc. – 

From Tree To Canoe: Full Length Anniversary Edition – Dugout Canoe Build – Townsends

Herb Bunch – Anja says, “I had made a soup, earlier, a harvest soup, so had a lot of compost from the peels and the bad bits of the veg, plus a couple of sprouting potatoes and a sweet potato ditto. I had asked Tempus to get some potting soil, so the compost went into a bucket with some dirt from emptied pots, then the sweet potato pieces and a sprinkle of dirt on top of that. The potatoes went into the potato bag, a new start. I got some weeding done at that point, then planted a bunch of vegetable ends. It was mostly scallions, but there was an onion in there, too, I think, and one shallot had sprouted in the box, so that went into a pot, too. I’m starting to pull the tomato cages to stack them for winter. I added some dirt to the dahlias and then Loren came out. He put down slug bait for me, since I was running out of oomph.

I’m going to work on the porch planters in the next couple of days.

…and the “potato boys” were back with their mom and their sprouted potatoes. They ran back and forth with stuff to do those. I was going to go over to their place, but the boys were too excited. They ended up with 3 buckets of potatoes and starts for two more layers. She has the promise of grass clippings from a guy who does lawn mowing for the next couple of layers.

ArcheoBotany and the Secrets of Plants –

Project Day – Anja and Loren worked on some wood finishing, and she also worked on the links for the newsletter.

Isabeau says, “Greetings! I’m finishing up altering (still) another bridesmaid’s dress! Oh my! Never knew fall was so popular for weddings.”

Beak Bell of Dumfries (Anja’s apprentice sister) made these fun kid toys from Dollar Store blanks!

Estella – Happiness is… visiting friends in the Valley and coming home with enough garlic to give away a pound or two, keep me in Garlic Heaven for a couple of weeks, fill my dehydrator trays, and enough to try making a jar of fermented garlic [see comments] Mama Mia! It’s my genetics~ this half-Italian chick is feeling healthier just from breathing the fumes as all that garlic dehydrates nice and
s-l-o-w! Gratitude and God bless you, Kenny and Robin, for your unrelenting generosity!

Feast Planning – Since potluck is next week, Anja spent some time this week planning and gathering ingredients. We’re planning to try a couple of the breads.

Recipes – (need to change metric to standard amounts!)

Kaupang, Bread in a Bag from An Early Meal by Serra & Tunberg ©2013 ISBN 978-91-981056-0-5 pg.70


  • 1L Barley flour (coarsely ground or ground on a hand quern
  • 3-4dl water
  • 1 dl lingonberries
  • 1 TBPS ground caraway seed
  • Stock
  • Linen Bag or cloth 


  1. Mix barley, water, lingonberries and caraway into a somewhat firm dough. Adjust the amount of water to flour in order to get the desired consistency.
  2. Divid itinto lumps of approximately ½ kg each.
  3. Place the dough onto floured linen cloth. Sew or tie together.
  4. Boil in the stock, whatever you are cooking meat in.
  5. Let boil for about 30 minutes
  6. Take the bread out of the stock and let cool a little
  7. Open the bag
  8. Serve with boiled meat or stewed vegetables.


  • Assorted greens like ramsons, angelica, orach, turnip leaves, sorrels or what you can gather make a good change to the lingonberries as flavor to the bread.

Birka, Bread from Birka (flatbread) from An Early Meal by Serra & Tunberg ©2013 ISBN 978-91-981056-0-5 pg.156


  • ½ dl dried peas
  • 6dl coarse barley flour
  • 2 dl water
  • (optional salt)


  1. Soak the peas in one deciliter cold water and leave them overnight. (approx.. 12 hours, see note)
  2. Drain off the water, add another deciliter of water and boil until soft.
  3. Drain the water into a separate bowl.
  4. Crush the peas and mix with the water from the boil until it gets a porridgy consistency.
  5. This should produce about 1dl pea porridge that can be kept in a cool place for a few days.
  6. Mix flour, water and 12/ deciliter pea porridge in a bowl.
  7. Work by hand until it gets smooth and pliant.
  8. Divide the dough into eight pieces and roll into balls.
  9. Spread a good amount of flour onto the table, and flatten or roll out to a thickness of ½-1cm.
  10. Fry the bread on medium high to high heat in a frying pan with no fat. Make sure that they do not burn.
  11. The breads should be eaten while still fresh. If covered with a linen cloth just as they come out of the pan they might last another day.
  12. Serve with soup, broth or just some stock.


  • The author implies that this could be made with pease pottage rather than soaked peas, so would start at about step 6.
  • These are pretty much a standard flatbread that you find all across the world.

Miscellaneous pix


The Parting Glass | History of this Ballad Song from 17th Century to the Present – Lynne Fairchild – The Parting Glass is an Irish / Scottish ballad that has been around since the 17th century, with various versions printed over the centuries.
This song’s origins are reportedly from Thomas Armstrong’s letter that he wrote prior to his execution for the murder of Sir John Carmichael in 1600.
This song song was a widely known farewell song among the Scottish and Irish until Auld Lang Syne was written. The Parting Glass then fell out of favor with the Scottish, but this song continues to be Irish today. (more info and sources on YouTube)

What if a Day – Passamezzo – Divisions (or variations) on the anonymous Elizabethan song “”What if a day or a month or a year”. – Alison Kinder: bass viol – The song remained popular through the 17th Century, and can be found in settings for the lute and viol, and as a broadside ballad – with varying titles including “The Inconstancy of the World” and “A Friends advice: In an excellent Ditty, concerning the variable changes in this World.” The lyrics were also set as a madrigal by Richard Allison.

𝔄 𝔩𝔞 𝔙𝔦𝔞! Street music from XIII to XVI cent – Ensemble Anonymous & Strada – 𝔐𝔲𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔞 𝔐𝔢𝔡𝔦𝔢𝔳𝔞𝔩𝔢 – Album: A la Via! – Street music from XIII to XVI cent.
Ensemble: Anonymous & Strada –
For many years now, ensemble Strada has been exploring Mediterranean music which continues to draw from medieval tradition. Strada’s rendition of the few scores that have been handed down to us from Middle Ages, which they perform in that most excellent of medieval forums, “nella strada”, in the street, makes their music aliveand colorful, and much like the music which rang through southern Europe from thirteenh to the sixteenth centuries.
The selection chosen for this recording were performed by Strada during the first Medievales de Québec festival in 1993 – music that the washerwoman and the court jester once dance to, music that cotribuited to magical atmosphere of the carnival. Every other eyars, for five days in mid-August, an unforgettable celebration of the Renaissance and the Middle Ages takes place against the charming backdrop of the walled city of Old Quebec, with its unique architecture, history and European atmosphere.
In may 1978, in Quebec City, Claude Bernatchez brought together a group of young musicians sharing a passion for Medieval and Renaissance music, and ensemble Anonymous was founded. Ever since, they have continued to bring alive the musical traditions of Medieval Europe with a fervor that never wanes. In seventeen years, through their creativity, their research and by deeping their understanding of history, ensemble Anonymous has created a large number of recitals on a variety of themes, as well as performances combining music and theatre, which have won audiences in six countries in America and Europe. The pieces they hace chosen for this recording are dances from the middle Ages and Renaissence and are taken from their first two albums recorded in 1982 and 1985

1 Bransle des chevaux: Thoinot Arbeau, France, XVI century
2 Saitareilo: Italy, XIV century
3 Skarazula Marazula: Anon., XVI century
4 Lo paure satan & Er dei tripetas: carol and traditional song, XV century (vers. Mont Joia)
5 Bransle de Poitou & d’Escosse: Thoinot Arbeau, France XVI century
6 Ouadouni & Ourdouni souz sbaya: Tunisian traditional songs
7 Avist lop, lo rainard, la lebre: Traditional song, Occitanie XIII/XIV cent. (vers. Mont Joia)
8 Chanconetta tedesca: Anonymous, Italy, XIV century
9 Farandoulo: Traditional dance, Occitanie
10 Rampaleda e Corsa de la Tarasca: Air from the Carnaval de Tarascon, XV cent. Occitania

Ensemble Anonymus
11 Nu al’erst: W. von der Vogeiweide, Germany XIII century
12 Ce fut en Mai: Moniot D’Arras, France XIII century
13 Non sofre Santa Maria: Alfonso el Sabio, Spain XIII century
14 Septime estampie réale: Anonymous, France XIII century
15 Ductiae: Anonymous, England XIII century
16 Es fur ein pawr: Anonymous, Germany XV century
17 Ungaresca: Giorgio Maneiro, Italy XVI century
18 Propinan de Melyor: Anonymous, Spain XVI century
19 Basse danse “Jouyssance vous donneray”: Thoinot Arbeau, France XVI century

  1. Bransle Des Chevaux 00:00
  2. Skarazula Marazula 02:14
  3. Saltarello 05:14
  4. Lo Paure Satan & Er Dei Tripetas 08:49
  5. Bransle De Poitou & D’Écosse 11:56
  6. Chanconetta Tedesca 16:08
  7. Aï Vist Lo Lop, Lo Rainard, La Lebre 19:15
  8. Ouadouni & Ourdouni Souz Shaya 23:03
  9. Farandoulo 28:10
  10. Rampaleda e Corsa De La Tarasca 30:18


  1. Nu Al’Erst 33:39
  2. Non Sofre Santa Maria 36:15
  3. Ce Fut En Mai 37:34
  4. Septime Estampie Réale 39:48
  5. Es Fur Ein Pawr 40:50
  6. Propiñan De Melyor 42:11
  7. Ductiae 43:21
  8. Ungaresca 45:37
  9. Basse Danse ”Jouyssance Vous Donneray” 47:58

    Bagpipes, Flute [A Bec], Vocals – Pierre Langevin (tracks: 1 to 10)
    Bouzouki [Irlandais], Tambura – Marc Villemure (tracks: 1 to 10)
    Crumhorn, Flute [A Bec] – Claire Gignac (tracks: 11,12, 15 to 18)
    Crumhorn, Flute [A Bec], Saw – Pierre Langevin (tracks: 11 to 19)
    Directed By [Direction Musicale] – Pierre Langevin
    Drum, Percussion [Darbouka], Dulcimer, Mandolin – Claude Bernatchez (tracks: 11 to 19)
    Flute [A Bec] – Marie-Louise Donald (tracks: 12,14,19)
    Flute [A Bec], Saw, Oboe [De Poitou] – Élise Guay (tracks: 1 to 10)
    Hurdy Gurdy – André Simoneau (tracks: 5)
    Hurdy Gurdy, Flute [A Bec], Crumhorn – Silvy Grenier (2) (tracks: 11 to 19)
    Lute [Orpharion], Guitar [Mandore] – Sylvain Bergeron (tracks: 11 to 19)
    Saw – Jean Létourneau (tracks: 19)
    Tambourine, Drum [Darbouka], Vocals, Cowbell – Pierre Tanguay (tracks: 1 to 10)
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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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