House Capuchin Shield2Every time we do a feast it takes at least a week to clean up. We’re still at it! …and a lot of our Project Day went into that.

Besides that some small amount of cookery happened, although it was mostly along the lines of prepping for freezing or getting things out so that we could get pictures.

Progress has been glacial over the last two weeks.

This week’s meetings, with the exception of Project Day, may get cancelled with little notice. Anja is going to go stay with Arthur and Raven for a week, when grandbaby Sioned arrives. The plan is to leave on Thursday, which will cancel Herbs and Sewing. Loren will be here for Project Day, though.

  • 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
  • Next Potluck – (no Feb potluck), 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16
  • Winter Feast Date is 2/17/19

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:

Early Week – After any feast it takes awhile to clean and sort. That went on well into the week. Monday morning we had a brunch of leftovers with Louisa, Vicki and Linda. For the rest of that day and the next 3 days it was all, bring-in-a-box-or-tote-sort-it-go-get-another…. By Thursday everything was in and the fine sorting started. There’s more of that to do, since we have more equipment than we had two years ago.

All week, the cookbook got worked on. It’s mostly “there”, but in need of some fine tuning.

Also, mid-week we got word that Master Klee had been admitted to the hospital and the next day the announcement was made that he had died of septicemia as a complication of a stroke from back in December. Klee was Mistress Arlys’ Laurel before her elevation.

…and the pictures started coming in from Estrella War, or “Mudstrella”.

Oh, no…flooding at Estrella Wars…4 ” deep. People are being told if their bedding is wet that the red barn is available. Photo by Princess Fortune of East Kingdom.
We survived Estrella War! So far…Vandy Hall (Aelfgifu)

Yet more Estrella pix by Tessina Felice Gianfigliazzi. Just a tad soggy. (used with permission) Estrella got 21 inches of rain!

Cookery – Tuesday evening Anja put together a leftovers stew, mostly from bits and pieces of vegetables that hadn’t gotten cooked. Most of it went into the freezer.

Later in the week, as leftovers were getting processed, some pictures happened of the sauces, mostly over chicken. …and either there was none of the ginger jance left over or it got tossed, so Anja made a little more on Sunday so we could get a picture. The cookbook was worked on all week, but we’re trying to include pictures this year, and some of the feast foods got missed because of the camera problem.

Sewing – Nobody at the workshops this week.

Herb Bunch – Worked on processing more herbs, mostly reducing bulk for storage.

Project Day – Anja kept working on the cookbook, while Loren was still working on dishes. We had the last of the Green Brewet for lunch, then made up a batch of ginger jance so we could get photos. We had pork chops for supper with the Tallivent onion sauce on them and the last of the honey-ginger carrots. In the evening Anja baked a seed cake. We finally got the pictures of the box of tea that Floreiadh gave Anja at the feast…. after we had some tea, of course.




Fashion History – Sewing Needles

How to defraud your lord on the medieval manor


Loren, Anja, Louisa, Vicki, Herb Bunch, House Silvermists, Amy, Jay,

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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 – 96+22 = 118 plus 25 pouches for block-printing, 8 bookmarkers, 24 bottles of gall ink, 22 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124)

Total as a Household = 3802 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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Last updated 2/25/19