House Capuchin Shield2This was a busy week and saw a couple of projects done, or in the one case, “put by”. We worked on cordials, sauerkraut and the other ongoing projects. Herbs Workshop has at least one more session on candles and then we might go on to ointments, or even potpourri.

This coming week is potluck and the rest of the meetings are on time.

  • 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 Potluck – 11/17, 12/15, 1/19/20
  • Winter Feast Date is 2/16/20, Date may change! Theme German Renaissance

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:


Seamus O’Caellaigh – 11/9/19 at 12:14 PM – The East Crown has been won by a same-gender pair for the first time! – Crown Princes : Duke Magnus Tindal, fighting for Master Alberic von Rostock

‎Nicholas Friend‎ to West Kingdom, SCA – Seen today on CNN: Czech zookeeper successfully keeps pelican from volunteering for something.

Early Week – The sauerkraut poker got finished Sunday night. We thought it would take longer than that. Anja got some garden photos on Monday which are below in Herbs and a set of “pounder”/”Stomper” photos which are just being added in here in January, ‘coz I forgot ’em!

Cookery – The sauerkraut got worked on during the week and the table got cleaned even better than it’s been. Not that we didn’t immediately make a mess of it again! Anja started the pear & herb liqueurs on Thursday. On Friday they got the booze added and the herbs and spice one cooked and then added a jar of rummy orange and lemon slices.

Sauerkrauts got tested and fridged Sunday evening. #1 & #2 (both with onion and caraway) were the ones from Thursday. Oddly, #2 was a little stronger. #3 and #4 were the ones done on Friday. They were about the same strength as #2, both had onion and #4 had turnip, as well. Other than a slightly odd scent about #4, (just odd, not off-putting), they were pretty good, as well. All of them were under pressure and had plenty of brine and you can see in the one pic what kind of pressure they were under. We made the folks in the Herb Bunch laugh with it shooting off!

Sewing – Still going on the collarband, but some small pieces happened including finishing one snip sheath.

Sundials, etc. – Finally, we have pictures of the rune pieces! More antler are being worked on, as well, for earrings and buttons.

Herb Bunch – Some harvesting and prep work happened during the week. Some of the plants are getting nipped by the frosts we’ve been having, so needed some care, and some are being shifted around to the side of the building as they stop bearing.

Workshop – Was on candles again, mostly. We talked a little about the liqueurs, then pulled out and sorted the candle equipment. Eventually we started making some small beeswax container candles. One of the beeswax pieces that still had bits in it got scraped and started a 2nd. We have some containers that just need to be melted out for more emergency-candles. We did a good day’s work!

Project Day – Was just embroidery and runes between Anja and Loren’s customers. Late in the day we pulled the sauerkrauts, unplugged them, tasted and put in the fridge. (Pix above)

Miscellaneous pix

Music – 


Medieval cats licking their butts –

St. Martin of Tours – History, Folklore and Festivities –

Capuchin Brothers and a Soccer Playground with a View of St Vitus Cathedral –

Victim uses battle ax to fend off home invader –

The Burgess Manuscript collection –

Google has built a stunning, searchable archive of 3,000 years of world fashion –


Loren, Anja, Sasha, Herb Bunch (3)

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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 – 165+1=166 plus 2 puppets, 20 powder fort packets, 3 snip sheathe w/snips, 9 tiny bobs, 1 emery,  lucet cords, 1 bamboo needlecase, 1 bone needle, 25 pouches for block-printing, 1 medium pouch, 4 small pouches, 12 bookmarkers, 18 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124)
  • Total as a Household = 3995 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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