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Extra things happened this week. Maybe we’re starting to settle into “winter”? It doesn’t feel like it with no feasts…. kinda like there was no summer because there were no tourneys.

We have a lot of plant tending to do this week and some cookery. We’ll be glad when we can get in-person things going again.

The veg ends are on a 5 o’clock line from the center. Previous celery and garlic around the pot with lily, rose, chives and thyme… and that *might* be a saffron at 4 o’clock….

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
  • No Winter Feast in 2021. We’ll revisit for one in 2022 next spring.

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:

Classes – 

HistoryWorks – Michael Wood’s Story Of England: Episode 1 – The Romans To Normans – •Jun 24, 2020 – The History Of Kibworth’s First 1,000 Years, With A Roman Villa, Anglo Saxons And Vikings.

Medieval Mayhem – How to Make a Gokstad Bed (Viking DIY)

EarlySweden – Online Class: Basic Nalbinding with HL Eilidh Keldeleth

Early Week – Not much going. Put away some more of the feast dishes.

Cookery – Mostly happened on Thursday and Sunday. Anja was making chicken and dumplings with a period recipe for the dumplings, and also got some custard tarts made.

Fogones en la Historia – Pastelillos de queso – Cheesecakes

Nick Saint-Erne – Capon in Orange Sauce

Lynne Fairchild – A Brief History on Pastry Molds | Springerle, Lebkuchen, and More!

Beefing up Medieval Europeans: Meat Consumption in the 15th Century –

A 13th-century Scandinavian cookbook: Libellus de arte coquinaria –

Gilly Morley  – A quiddony of medlars

Robert Morris

Sewing – Just some more embroidery, although dolls are being working on as far as patterns go.

Herb Bunch – A lot of watering happened and on Sunday some veg ends from the cooking got planted.

Project Day – Loren and Anja spent most of the day cooking and working on cleaning up from cooking. 🙂 We started with doing up a batch of custard tarts and some nibbles from the left-over dough. Later Anja was doing chicken and dumplings with pekanky, which are a period-style Czech dumpling.

Arlys said she forgot about project day and Rosamonde was cleaning, but planning a cake for later.

Estella wrote – “My project today. Eating the rest of the Thanksgiving salmon [frozen from CHILE!!]. Simple “I’m hungry NOW” style~ using copper-clad stainless fish pan that neighbor Helen left to me, gently saute in butter, add a little lemon juice >> onto seasoned rice. My favourite knife is at least 50 years old, and was made by my friend, Helen, who passed away the day Hillary lost the election. The cup is an old Downtown-Deb Dead-Air KLCC cup. I’ve used it every morning I’ve been home for over 20 years.”

Some veg ends got planted late. Isabeau says she was running around all day.

Miscellaneous pix

Merry Christmas from DGB Conservation Studio by Dana & Marie – From –

Historical Textiles –


Christmas in the Middle Ages

Ensemble: Für Frühe Musik Augsburg Album: Weihnachten im Mittelalter – Christmas in the Middle Ages Video: Manuscript “Horae ad usum Parisiensem ou Petites heures” –

  1. Alle (Psalite Cum) luya
  2. Laetabundus Exsultet Fidelis Chorus – Bernhard von Clairvaux
  3. Rorate Celi Desuper
  4. Et In Terra Pax
  5. Dieus Soit En Cheste Maison – Adam De La Halle
  6. Vetus Abit Littera
  7. Benedicamus Domino
  8. Nunc Angelorum Gloria
  9. Verbum Patris Humanatur
  10. Kyrieleyson de S. Maria V.
  11. Gaudeat Ecclesia
    1. Malestas Delca
  12. In Suria Ein Braiten Hall – Oswald von Wolkenstein
  13. Alleluya
  14. Sys Willekommen Heirre Kerst
  15. Ave Mutter Kuniginne – Oswald von Wolkenstein
  16. Ave Mater O Maria – Oswald von Wolkenstein
  17. Fiddle, Lyre, Recorder, Dulcimer, Hurdy Gurdy – Heinz Schwamm Organ, Shawm [Bass Shawm], Percussion – Wolfgang Zahn
  18. Vocals, Chitarrone [Chitarra Sarazenica],
  19. Lute [Medieval Lute], Oud [Arabian Oud] – Rainer Herpichböhm
  20. Vocals, Recorder – Sabine Lutzenberger
  21. Vocals, Recorder, Percussion – Hans Ganser

…and a bonus. Estella and I love this one… Here’s a 17th century Moravian Carol that feels older because of the mode it’s written in. It’s a long story about the “Miracle of the Waters”. Mary and Elizabeth meet on the snowy path to the church. Elizabeth scolds Mary, that she shouldn’t be stressing herself when she’s so close to giving birth. She helps her with the birth with John close by, and then they go to bathe the child and all the springs are frozen. It isn’t until Mary goes to the spring herself that the waters suddenly thaw and according to the story, they run clear to this day, even in the worst weather. The illustrations are by Josef Lada, a famous Czech artist of this past century. (Yes, Stella, this doesn’t match up with the lyrics… it’s the older version of the story.)

…and maybe this will come through… Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as a Gregorian Chant!


Video Links

vikinghomecompanion – It Ain’t All Fun And Lutefisk


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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

In ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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Last updated 12/7/20