All week, the focus has been on getting the feast pages done. Once those are up, then the cookbook needs to go together. Anja is really the only one involved, but Loren is doing some of her work at the shop, so she has time. It’s finding the pictures that takes the time, because duplicating them on the website uses too much space. … but a lot of them don’t seem to be there, or at least a search doesn’t turn them up. No clue why.

Bay tree, leeks, garlics

The only workshop for the week is Sewing, at the moment. We’re having trouble getting things going again, now that the virus is abating, but people are still unwilling to go out….. We’re getting a few mundanes in the Sewing workshop, but that’s all.

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 has stalled out with one person ill and one moved. 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, on hold atm
  • Herb Workshop, In the Garden – Irregularly scheduled. 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 – 3/20
  • 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:

Misc – TUTR – An Tir Royal Court – Kingdom of AnTir, SCA


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!

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.

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: 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: 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).
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 – 

Royal University of the MidRealm has 16 new classes up! –

Moneyer’s Moot – Barony of Terra Pomaria – Join the Barony of Terra Pomeria as we host Master Emmerich, Master Derian and Magister Arion (the old guys) as we discuss making coins in the SCA.

The Violent Rise Of The Viking Kingdoms | The Vikings | Chronicle – Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – DDuring the Viking Era, clans traversed the continent establishing kingdoms through invasion and warfare. The establishment of these kingdoms is remembered as the last of the great periods of barbarian attacks. It left Europe transformed, ripe for the rise of the new nations that marked the middle ages. Norsemen, another word for Vikings, conquered a quarter of France, half of England and a third of Italy (Episode 4 of 5)

A Brief History Of Henry Tudor – Henry VII Of England – Brief History

The Nine Year Old King Who Replaced Henry VIII | Edward VI: Boy King | Chronicle – Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – Often remembered as the “Forgotten Tudor King”, Edward was just nine his father, King Henry VIII died and the young boy became King. Surrounded by advisors, he became further distanced from his beloved elder sister Mary. But by now they were divided not just by power and status, but also by faith. Mary was a staunch Catholic, Edward a reforming Protestant and the first Protestant King. In the Tudor world, such matters were not an issue of personal choice but matters of life or death, treason or heresy.

The Shipwreck Mystery Of The Mary Rose | Ghosts Of The Mary Rose | Chronicle – Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – In 1545, during the Battle of Solent, the Mary Rose ship sunk with Henry VIII watching on. However exactly how the ship sunk has puzzled historians for centuries. The Mary Rose was almost unique in that human remains were found scattered though out the ship. Join us as a group scientists work to try and identify these remains and understand their role on board ship.

Early Week – Other than working in the garden on Tuesday, pretty much this was just finding pictures.

Cookery – 

Ancient Rome’s Naked Fertility Festival – Tasting History with Max Miller

Secret Foods of the Spanish Inquisition – Tasting History with Max Miller

Sewing – More bookmarks. This is the current one. I think there are two or three more that haven’t been photographed yet, but they’re already in the “to be finished” pile, so unavailable, at the moment.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Dressing Renaissance to visit Siena! – The Creative Contessa

The 500-year-old wall hanging at Berkeley Castle #shorts – The Tudor Travel Guide – Rare Tudor wall hanging at Berkeley Castle – Berkeley Castle is a castle in the town of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. The castle’s origins date back to the 11th century, and it has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building.

Sundials, etc. – 

Molding Primitive “Plastic” – Horn Spoons in Early America

Hand-Make Your Own Leather Storage Box – Skills & Trades – (see the misc. section for some leather pincushions!)

Harvested greens

Herb Bunch – After planted with Sasha’s help on Tuesday (walking onion, garlic, nasturtium) weeding was the main thing this week, and then right at the end of the week prepping for more serious cold. We’re looking at temps in the 20’s to low 30’s for several nights in a row, so the dahlia tubers went inside, since I haven’t had the time to get them planted, several pots went to the shop so they’d be under the eaves and close to the building, lots of greens got harvested and more plants, like semi-tender herbs, went under the table and porch.

Project Day – Anja’s been working hard on getting pictures into the feast pages all week, and kept going during Project Day.

Helen Louise wrote, “Went to our lovely Baroness Ayla Roth fabric sale and scored so many fantastic yards of fabric. Some is for GoldKey and some for our family group garb. Just spending the rest of today making garb for GoldKey.”

Potluck – Since it was just Anja and Loren, we took the food home to finish preparing. This is Loren’s seed bread rolls, a rice pottage with chicken and dehydrated vegetables, plus onion, green olives, spenat, pickled chickpeas, pickled herring in wine with onion, dilly beans, white cheese, plus mead in the cup.

Potluck Menu – All on the table at once….

  • Loren’s seed bread rolls
  • rice pottage with chicken and dehydrated vegetables, plus onion
  • green olives
  • spenat
  • pickled chickpeas
  • pickled herring in wine with onion
  • dilly beans
  • white cheese
  • mead

Recipes – The only “new” thing was the rice pottage. I don’t have an actual recipe…. It started with a quart of chicken broth, then dehydrated vegetables were added: leeks, mushrooms, squash, tomato. Once those were softening, a cut-up onion was added and it all simmered for about 1/2 an hour. Before putting it into the fridge, the liquids were measured (about 1 1/2 cups) and 1 cup of Minute Rice was added. The rice “sets up” overnight.

Miscellaneous pix

Pincushion of leather – Mark Masters – Pattern by Leather Patterns by Used a “bubble” method to dye the leather.


French Early Music – Instrumental – Eric Boulanger – Musica Iucunda Siglos XII al XVII, Atrium Musicae, dir. Gregorio Paniagua
1 – « Ma Viele » by Gautier de Coinci (1177-1236) 1:13
2 – « Lay I » by Guillaume de Machaut (c.1300-1377) 0:56
3 – « Dueil Angoisseux » by Gilles Binchois (c.1400-1460) 1:58
4 – « Entre Vous » by Johannes Legrant (active c.1420-1440) 0:45

The Thames uncased, or the Watermen’s song upon the Thaw – Passamezzo – A 17th Century broadside ballad about the frost fair held on the Thames during the Winter of 1683/4.

Jack Merivale: baritone
Eleanor Cramer: bass viol
Chris Goodwin: lute
Alison Kinder: recorder
Tamsin Lewis: violin

  • The Thames uncased, or the Watermen’s song upon the Thaw. To the tune of “hey, boys, up go we”
  • Come ye merry men all of Watermen’s Hall
  • Let’s hoist our boats and careen;
  • The Thames it does melt, and the colde is scarce felt,
  • Not an icicle’s now to be seen
  • Let’s pull down each scull that hung up in hall,
  • Like weapon so rusty, and row;
  • Let’s cheerly fall to ‘t if we have not forgot;
  • For the frost is over now.
  • Let’s set up our masts that stood like posts,
  • As props to our tents on the Thames;
  • Or signe-posts made with an ancient display’d,
  • While our oars were the great cross-beams.
  • Let’s hoist up our sail that was a side wall,
  • To hide Doll when with brandy she ‘d glow ;
  • Or a roof compos’d, you might else have been froz’d,
  • Though the frost be over now.
  • The town too’s gone that they waited on,
  • And the people flock’d to see,
  • It fled in one night quite out of our sight,
  • As the castles enchanted that be;
  • While country squire, whom journey might tire,
  • With wat’ry eyes cannot view
  • The street, a long way that he came to survey ;
  • For the frost is over now.
  • Not a horn can he buy, nor an earthenware toy,
  • His wife or his children to cheer;
  • Since Isis does turn her watery urn,
  • All the pitchers are march’d off here ;
  • Nay, on the Thames wide, there remains not a slide
  • On which he may whisk to and fro ;
  • He returns as he came, to his country dame;
  • For the frost is over now.
  • Let’s tune our throats to our usual notes,
  • Of Twickenham, Richmond, hey !
  • Sir, sculler, sir? Oars, sir? Loudly roar, sir;
  • Here’s Dick, sir, you won’t pass him by.
  • Instead of good ale, and brandy wine stale,
  • Let’s cry out, Westward, hoe!
  • Shall we Mortlake make, or for Brainford tack?
  • For the frost is over now.

From Passamezzo’s CD To Shorten Winter’s Sadness…

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Video Links

Sanitation in Medieval Paris with Emily Hutchison (podcast, audio) – Medievalists – Just how dirty was medieval Paris? And what did people do with their waste? This week, Danièle speaks with Emily Hutchison about sanitation in the Middle Ages.

Sienna’s mediaeval City hall, explored medievally! – The Creative Contessa


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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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