House Capuchin Shield2Why does life have to get in the way *so* badly? Almost nothing happened this week of what had been planned. Some cooking did during the week, but it’s almost all the tomatoes! We kinda felt like St. Christopher in the gif!

We heard from Brandon and Amor this week, just catching us up on life. …and Amy DeWilde says, “I am knitting a scarf at the moment.”

…and we have a crass commercial plug for a company that we were in no way connected with, except they make *awesome* pewter reproductions, including purse frames and pilgrim badges and yes, there’s an order in. Go check ’em out!

This week is going to be all about the potluck and cooking, even if we still have 10 pounds of tomatoes to go…..

All meetings are on hold for the moment, although Project Day and the Monthly Potluck are being held in the Virtual Realm. We’re also doing mini-potlucks, just Anja & Loren and one other “pod” at a time. Let us know if you’re interested!

  • 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 Virtual Potluck – 10/18
  • Next Winter Feast tentative Date is 2/15/21, Probably not being held….

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:

BlathaAnOir Fall Court Nov 2020

About two weeks ago we lost two people who were friends with some of us in the House. 





Antonia Crivelli – mka Martha Sherwood

Dan Williams – We didn’t get much time to know him, since they’re fairly new to the SCA and then this year’s pandemic. 

Educational Events

Vids – An Tir Smolder

Classes – 

Ten Minute English and British History #11 – King John and the Magna Carta

How to make an Early Medieval Apron Dress (Smokkr/ Hangerock Viking DIY)

The Easy Way to make Char Cloth

Early Week – Not much going….

Cookery – Pease pottage on Sunday. Earlier in the week was dealing with the tomatoes. …and also roasted chicken. Note – Tomatoes are OoP  as far as European cookery goes. They did show up in very late period, but recipes are hard to come by until th 17th century. Nonetheless, that’s part of what we were working on and Anja has been asking around, trying to figure out what foods were the equivalent of green tomatoes in Europe. The chickens were roasted, both for mundane suppers and for ingredients for next week’s potluck. 

Silphium: The Lost Aphrodisiac of Ancient Rome

Herencia morisca

A Buttered Loafe | 16th Century Tudor Bread Recipe | SCA Baking

16th Century Fine Bread Recipe | SCA Baking

The Diet of the Roman Legionaries: Buccellatum, Lardum, and Posca

Tudor Pears in Conserve

Sewing – Embroidery pattern creation

3 Basic Hand Stitches for Historical Sewing

Making in hand net

Herb Bunch – Just tending. 

Project Day – Anja worked on embroidery patterns and cookery. Loren was asleep other than making bread. 

Music – La Fête de L’ Âne – Traditions du Moyen Age

Ensemble: Cleméncic Consort Album: La Fête de L’ Âne • Introitus 1 Hac In Anni Janua 2 Lux Hodie 3 Orientis Partibus 4 Hec Est Clara Dies 5 Verbum Partis 6 Exultet Hec Concio Ceremonie De La Remise De La Crosse Au Maitre De La Fête 7 Ave Virgo Spetiosa 8 Deposuit Potentes 9 Gregis Pastor 10 En Mai La Messe Des Anes Et Des Buveurs 11 Kyrie Asini – Litanie 12 Graduale Bachi 13 Vinum Bonum 14 Curritur Ad Vocem 15 Dialogus 16 Veritas Equitas 17 Lux Optata Claruit 18 Kalendas Ianuarias 19 Orientis Partibus II 20 Oratio 21 Novus Annus 22 Hunc Diem – Ite Missa Est 23 Orientis Partibus II Procession 24 Buccinate 25 Habemus Episcopum 26 Lux Omni Festa 27 Cavalcade 28 Omnia Tempus Habent

Como poden per sas culpas (how can you blame…. )

Dança de Mai (Anon. XIII cent.)

Murmur Mori – La morte dell’Unicorno (FULL ALBUM)

  • Lo schiavo fuggiasco 0:00
  • Ballo tradizionale 5:04
  • La caccia selvaggia 7:36
  • Il fiume scorre 12:00
  • La volpe d’oro 14:53
  • La suite del bosco 19:47
  • Ai vist lo lop 24:08
  • A la stagion che’l mondo foglia e fiora 27:21
  • Antico passo 31:32
  • La nave dei folli 33:10
  • Danza vermiglia 39:16

 In the past centuries the Unicorn was not only a symbol or a legendary animal, it lived in the common conception, and it was one of the mysterious inhabitants on the borders of the known lands. Before the spreading of christian religion the unicorn was considered a model of strength and virility, then it assumed, in medieval era, a more mistical significance. Its coat was white and pure as the Moon, immaculate, its long and tapered horn instead gave it a direct contact with the divine dimension and also immunity to every poison. Its strength was unparallelled even if its body was small, humility symbol. Valiant knights or entire armies were no use to catch it, since they couldn’t even be able to see the untamed animal. A dame only, noble in spirit and body, could had draw near to it and might had been able to tame it. The unicorn became in fact the epitome for respect, pureness, strength and freedom. Adopted in countless heraldic coats of arms of families or entire countries it became a role model of inspiration. Its death occured when human beings stopped seeking these ideals, feeling as they had reached a point of supremacy over everything, placing themselves even above Nature itself. Inside “La Morte dell’Unicorno” we sing about historical facts, ancient dances, popular legends and medieval songs in which were contained extremely current problems, present still today, but which were faced with a different spirit, resolutive, alive and full of imagination, son of a flourishing historical period in which there was no fear of risking everything for the ideas, the only time in which fantasy and reality could coexist giving life to unrepeatable visual and musical works in History that we still admire and often struggle to understand. A time where fantastic creatures like the Unicorn could still live.

Video Links

The Trans spectrum and the SCA

The Day The Universe Changed – Infinitely Reasonable: Science Revises the Heavens

The Search for Alfred The Great | BBC Documentary

Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas

The launching of Draken Harald Hårfagre 13 of June 2012


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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 – 227 (included 3 balls) plus 4 puppets, 3 hippocras mix, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 1 kiss-lock pouch, 9 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 3 snip case w/snips, lucet cords, 25 pouches for block-printing, 1 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

Total as a Household = 4058 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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Last updated 11/9/20