With all the activity this week focused on our Virtual Feast, not a lot else has been happening! This coming week, though, there’s an “Herbs in the Garden” on Wednesday, since we have a great big bundle of dahlia tubers to plant, and while there’s still no Thursday evening Herbs, there’s a Saturday Sewing Time. Feast pages are starting to go up, but watch for an announcement on Facebook for when they’re done. We have *lots* of pictures! Potluck this coming Sunday with that also being the deadline for Feast submissions!

Project Day is now open for in-person meet-ups as well as in the Virtual Realm! Potluck this month will be Virtual and Real-World! Herbs Workshop and Sewing are ongoing. Masks required. When will the rest of these open up in person? We’ll keep right on with the virtual ones side-by-side with the actual. 

  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 7am-9pm, doing incense
  • Herb Workshop, In the Garden – 3pm Wednesday this week. Please ask to join the facebook chat!
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, 1 to 5pm
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.
  • Next Potluck – 1/16
  • Winter Feast LVI, Norse Theme. Page here – https://housecapuchin.com/winter-feast/winter-feast-norse-feast-as-lvi-february-2022/ More pages coming!

Here is the direct Portfolio link which has all the past Project Day reports and various projects, original here:  https://housecapuchin.wordpress.com/portfolio/  and new one here:  https://housecapuchin2.wordpress.com/portfolio/ and number three is here: https://housecapuchin3.wordpress.com/portfolio/

Misc – Index of wooden object finds! You can set it to various languages – https://www.woodan.org/index.php


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2022 AT 4 PM – 6 PM – Silk Painters Zoom – Please join me for the 1st silk painters zoom session for 2022. Sunday February 27, 2022 from 4PM-6PM PST (7-9PM EST, 6-8PM Central). We will be talking all things silk and banner making. Please join if you want to learn more about silk painting or are an experienced silk painter. We welcome all knowledge and want to share the joy of painting silk flags! https://www.facebook.com/events/366701454793300

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2022 AT 9 AM – Summits Arts & Science and Bardic – Event by Principality of the Summit – Scottish Rite Center Klamath Falls (In-person and virtual!)
Come join Their Alpine Highnesses as the new Alpine Scholar and Bardic Champion. https://www.facebook.com/events/1520630534978195

March 11-13th, 2022 The West Coast Culinary Symposium is coming to Caid. It is a full weekend up at a Camp Wrightwood of culinary classes, hands on workshops, lectures and all things food (and drink). People from all parts of the Knowne World, from beginners to advanced cooks, travel to enjoy being around like-minded foodies and to geek out about historical cooking. All are welcome and encouraged to come and enjoy the event! Registration for this event is currently happening with early registration discounts up until January 3rd, 2022. All those that are wanting to either reserve a bed for the weekend or day trip, need to please register in advance. Registration link to Google Form: https://forms.gle/n2mDJbFihKLBoMAG6If you are wanting more details and updates on this event, please check out the FB event and add yourself to it as interested. FB Event link: https://fb.me/e/S6hsNi2N Hope to see you all there!

MAR 25 AT 3 PM – MAR 27 AT 12 PM – Spring Coronet AS 56 – Event by Barony of Terra Pomaria, Principality of the Summits and 2 others – 5605 Jubilee Dr SE Turner, OR 97392
Join us for Principality of The Summits’ March Coronet, hosted by the Barony of Terra Pomaria in the central Willamette Valley in Oregon, ten minutes from I-5! In addition to the Coronet Tourney, we will also be having The Summits’ Cut & Thrust Championship to determine the Kapitan Serebra Tigra (Captain of the Silver Tiger). https://www.facebook.com/events/1128102257928319/
Pre-registration is required to attend the event, and you can choose to pay online with PayPal, or pay at gate by cash or check. Bunks will be available, as well as full RV hook-ups! Watch the Kingdom event page or this Facebook event for updated information as the event draws closer, and we hope to see you there!
Adult weekend: $25, Adult day trip: $15, Minors (under 18): Free *SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above. Bunks/RV spots (with hookups)/Camping will be $15 per person.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2022 AT 9 AM – 7 PM – Adiantum’s Birthday Bash – 82002 Lost Creek Rd, Dexter, OR 97431-9783, United States
Adiantum’s Baronial Birthday celebration, Archery, Rapier, Cut & Thrust, and Arts & Sciences Championships, Sergentry Trials, and Court. This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted.

APR 22 AT 9 AM – APR 24 AT 3 PM – Bar Gemels – Event by Barony of Terra Pomaria and Lin Dis – Camp Taloali – Bar Gemels will return this year! The tavern is open and will have period games on the tables, musicians playing throughout the hall, a warm fire, and hot food for weary travelers.
The Tavern will provide meals each day for a fee. You may preregister for a meal plan for the weekend for $35. Prices for ala cart meal tickets will be available on the website.
Fighters, both heavy and fencers alike, will be ousted to the field when brawls start to see who will be left standing. The ever-popular Bar Wench Smackdown will occur.
For added fun the thrown weapons range will be and the archery range will be open for you to show your skills.
We will also hold a Silent Auction fundraiser for Camp Taloali, a camp for children who are d/Deaf and or Hard of Hearing community members.
Merchants are welcome for a donation of largess.
Bunks in cabins will be available for a $10 fee.
Please register for RV space in advance. Space is limited.

MAY 27 AT 12 PM – MAY 30 AT 3 PM – Egils 2022 – Adiantum – Event by Barony of Adiantum and Chris Howerton – Lynx Hollow Park
You are invited to join the Barony of Adiantum for a three-day weekend of Medieval Adventure.
Activities to Look forward to:
Heavy Armored combat – Holmgang, Prize Tournaments & Baronial Defender Tournament
Rapier Combat
Cut & Thrust Combat
Bardic Baronial Championship & Performances
Medieval Period Archery Fun Shoots, Competitions & Royal rounds
Thrown Weapons Baronial Championship & Fun Toss
Medieval Court, Pageantry & Ceremony
Norse Trade Blanket
Youth & Family Activities
Medieval Merchants’ Row
Arts & Sciences Village, Full of Classes, Demo’s and Displays

Classes – 

Feast Talk – House Capuchin Feast Menu with pictures – Anja Javornica aka Snihova describes and explains the House Capuchin Feast Menus with accompanying photos of dishes and information on how many are prepared with some history of the foods involved.

Early Week – Some garden, some embroidery, some small project stuff, nothing finished.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Cookery – Another frumenty, then a soup of dehydrated vegetables, and breads. No pix. We had a nice visit with Helen Louise on Friday that included some lovely Wensleydale cheese!

Payne ragoun: fit for a queen – https://modernmedievalcuisine.com/2022/02/11/payne-ragoun-fit-for-a-queen/

Sewing – More bookmarks.

Sundials, etc. – 

Medieval Chess: Alfonso X’s Book of Games – https://www.medievalists.net/2022/02/medieval-chess-alfonso-xs-book-of-games/

New Medieval RoundHouse! Interesting that they took the destruction as an opportunity to learn about digs after fires! – https://www.ucd.ie/newsandopinion/news/2022/february/09/ucdarchaeologybuildsnewearlymedievalroundhouseafterarsonfire/

Viking Crafts Guide (Ep. 2) | how to make an antler comb | Viking Tutorial – RAMUNI – Viking Crafts and Living – I am showing you the process of making a reproduction of an antler comb from Viking age Haithabu. This time I welcome you into my small workshop and the video is filmed in modern surroundings. The next step will be to make a reproduction of a comb using only Viking age tools and workshop facilities. I suppose there is different ways to construct such a comb and this video will show you my way. This is the second comb I have made so I am sure I will get better and learn new ways and tricks as I go.

Herb Bunch – Monday and Tuesday were weeding. The hawkweed and thistles seeded in some of the buckets and are big enough to ID, now. A pot of garlics got planted on Wed. and Anja (stupidly) got the horseradish dealt with herself. She’s in pain…. Two roots to scrub and prep, one to plant, one tiny one to pot up and two to give away.



Project Day – Other than Anja frantically finding and entering pictures into the feast pages this was a typical project day.

Anja and Loren started with garden work (see pix in Herbs, above). Anja opened the day to find stuff from Arlys, “I don’t know if I’ll be available later so thought I’d share now for Project Day. The front cover of the book in progress from last week is done. Now doing the back.”

“Front of book cover done. The bestiary story here is that whales will come up to surface and stay long enough that sailors will mistake them for an island and land there. The whale generally doesn’t mind, but does take umbrage when they go “aground” and start a fire. “Glub” becomes the word of the day and the whale blithely swims off.”

“The legend of the Whale in the bestiaries. The whale is a great beast who spends much time underwater but sometimes comes to the surface of the sea and rests there a bit. Because it is so huge, sailors sometimes mistake it for an island and land on it, which generally doesn’t bother the whale, but woe betide them if they make a fire on “land”! The whale plummets to the bottom of the waters, taking them and their ship with it, and all hands are lost to its wrath.”

…and Helen Louise, “Driving home from our beach day…” She also posted a bunch of food and garb pix, later. (…and a whacking lot of feast pictures!)

Stella posted some songs and a lot of pictures which are going into the feast pages.

…and then worked with Ailantha for a bit. Isabeau was also going to record her class, but had printer issues. She sent pictures for the feast pages.

Sash says, “Crazy week, Momma! I’ll try to get some pictures this week, although it’ll be late in the week!

Feast Planning – Page after page are going up, but none are finished. That will mostly happen Tuesday evening and then on Thursday.

Miscellaneous pix

Music – Contrary to our usual period music this is the first piece in a playlist of fantasy “viking” music. Interesting stuff, at least. To use the playlist tap on “Watch on Youtube” in the bottom left corner.

New and Updated Pages – All from this week are unfinished Feast pages. Next week!


Natalia Khmy – posted on Facebook 2/11/22 – British Army Humour – An innocent typo was made and all parties involved have gotten as much enjoyment as they could out of it!

Lt. Colonel Robert Maclaren retired from the British Army in 2001 after a long fulfilling career. On the day that he retired he received a letter from the Personnel Department of the Ministry of Defence setting out details of his pension and, in particular, the tax-free ‘lump sum’ award, (based upon completed years of service), that he would receive in addition to his monthly pension. The letter read,

“Dear Lt. Colonel Maclaren,

We write to confirm that you retired from the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards on 1st March 2001 at the rank of Lt Colonel, having been commissioned into the British Army at Edinburgh Castle as a 2nd Lieutenant on 1st February 1366.

Accordingly your lump sum payment, based on years served, has been calculated as £68,500. You will receive a cheque for this amount in due course.

Yours sincerely
Army Paymaster”

Colonel Maclaren replied;
“Dear Paymaster,

Thank you for your recent letter confirming that I served as an officer in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards between 1st February 1366 and 1st March 2001 – a total period of 635 years and 1 month.

I note however that you have calculated my lump sum to be £68, 500, which seems to be considerably less than it should be bearing in mind my length of service since I received my commission from King Edward III.

By my calculation, allowing for interest payments and currency fluctuations, my lump sum should actually be £6, 427, 586, 619. 47p.

I look forward to receiving a cheque for this amount in due course.

Yours sincerely,
Robert Maclaren (Lt Col Retd)”

A month passed by and then in early April, a stout manilla envelope from the Ministry of Defence in Edinburgh dropped through Col. Maclaren’s letter box, it read:

“Dear Lt Colonel Maclaren,

We have reviewed the circumstances of your case as outlined in your recent letter to us dated 8th March inst. We do indeed confirm that you were commissioned into the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards by King Edward III at Edinburgh Castle on 1st February 1366, and that you served continuously for the following 635 years and 1 month.

We have re-calculated your pension and have pleasure in confirming that the lump sum payment due to you is indeed £6, 427, 586, 619. 47p.

However, we also note that according to our records you are the only surviving officer who had command responsibility during the following campaigns and battles;

The Wars of the Roses 1455 -1485 (Including the battles of Bosworth Field, Barnet and Towton) The Civil War 1642 -1651 (Including the battles Edge Hill, Naseby and the conquest of Ireland) The Napoleonic War 1803 – 1815 (including the battle of Waterloo and the Peninsular War) The Crimean War (1853 – 1856) (including the battle of Sevastopol and the Charge of the Light Brigade) The Boer War (1899 -1902) World War One (1914-1918).

We would therefore wish to know what happened to the following, which do not appear to have been returned to Stores by you on completion of operations:

  • 9765 Cannons
  • 26,785 Swords
  • 12,889 Pikes
  • 127,345 Rifles (with bayonets)
  • 28,987 horses (fully kitted)
  • Plus three complete marching bands with instruments and banners.

We have calculated the total cost of these items and they amount to £6,427,518.119.47p. We have therefore subtracted this sum from your lump sum, leaving a residual amount of £68,500, for which you will receive a cheque in due course.

Yours sincerely . . . .”

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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 = 177 plus 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, 48 key bottle openers, 4 dishcloths
Total as a Household = 4238 handed off

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In ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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Last updated 2/17/22