Progress from this week doesn’t show much. We’re talking to a couple of groups about summer demos. We’re working on the feast pages. We have ongoing projects. Keeping busy!

Please find our Virtual Feast Challenge on this page –

Not sure whether there’s going to be Herbs this week or not. I’ll be working in the garden, regardless. …and we might have an “in the garden” this week. It’s been sufficiently dry. Sewing has been all mundanes.


Project Day is open for in-person meet-ups as well as in the Virtual Realm! 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 – 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 – 2/20
  • Winter Feast LVI, Norse Theme. Virtual only. Page here – More pages coming!
This came up in the “mixed greens” bucket.

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 – 

Candlemas Virtual Court – Kingdom of AnTir, SCA – Her Majesty Rauokinn will hold a Royal Court with Their Excellencies of Dragon’s Laire, Arion and Kloe.


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.

MAR 11 AT 3 PM – MAR 13 AT 3 PM – Kingdom Arts & Sciences and Rapier Championships – Barony of Wastekeep – 2022 – Event by Barony of Wastekeep, Darby Le Clair and Jenn Harper – Red Lion Hotel Pasco Airport & Conference Center – The time nigh to those prepared and worthy contestants to vie for the title of Kingdom of An Tir Arts & Sciences Champion and The Queen’s Rapier 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

A fun Vid – Sir Bolverk – vikinghomecompanion – A No Shit There I Was story from the Society for Creative Anachronism involving a lady knight I once knew

Classes – 

The Wondrous World Of Viking Weaponry | The Vikings | Chronicle – Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – The Vikings owe much of their success to the skilled craftsmen and women who made their sophisticated weapons and lightning fast ships. In this episode, we take a closer look at the weaponry and craftsmanship that allowed them to travel and conquer all around the world. (Episode 2 of 5)

The Scandalous Lives Of The Boleyn Sisters | A Tale Of Two Sisters | Chronicle – Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – The lives of Anne and Mary Boleyn are misunderstood. Anne, the beheaded wife of Henry VIII, has been both celebrated and damned, seen as both a schemer or a victim. Her sister Mary is less remembered and often dismissed as a fool and a whore. But what was the truth? This remarkable documentary goes on the hunt for answers, seeking out the fascinating truths of one of history’s most beguiling sisterhoods.

The Medieval Ass with Kathryn Smithies – Medievalists – Although you’d find them in cities and on farms, serving in wars and taking part in religious services, we’re not talking about people (or bottoms). This week, Danièle speaks with Kathryn L. Smithies about one of the medieval world’s most hardworking creatures and symbols: the donkey.
Kathryn L. Smithies is a medieval historian and teaching and research associate in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her book, Introducing the Medieval Ass, was published in 2020 by the University of Wales Press.

Time Team S20 special – britains stone age tsunami – Reijer Zaaijer – Tony Robinson reveals astonishing new evidence that shows how, 8000 years ago, a huge tsunami swamped the east coast of Britain.

Make A Historical Leather Knife Sheath! – Leather Work – Townsends

Cookery – Late in the week a frumenty with cheese and greens got made, after leeks came back in at the grocery. This included plantain, beet tops, winter lettuce, bittercress, celery and dandelions as the greens. Didn’t get a plated photo, yet.

Icelandic Volcano Bread – Rúgbrauð – Tasting History with Max Miller

Sewing – Isabeau had 10 of the napkins done, as of Friday evening. She’s hand-sewing them. (Last one finished Monday, just before this went out.) Anja is still working on bookmarks and is even making progress on the one that had a mistake. Saturday’s workshop was just her and Loren.

Herb Bunch – Mostly weeding this week, but harvested a bunch of greens for a frumenty. We’re in a False Spring, so things are popping up!

Project Day – 

Various people drop things onto the Project Day event page on Facebook, from hints about what they’re doing to pictures to funnies! Your scribe gets them into this report, scattering them through.

Early on Helen Louise said, “I’m just sewing away… will post pictures in a while.” …and later, “Busy day getting some gardening in, finished Elizabethan wool skirt, cut out Elizabethan wool jerkin, finished early linen shift and worked on pattern and hats for Gold Key at Egils.”

…and Isabeau had commented that napkin #11 was finished. (12 happened on Monday just before this was published.)

Anja was working on embroidery and the report and then finally got going on some necessary work on plants at the shop. After that she started a frumenty experiment which turned out to not work…. The dish was edible, but not what she was looking for.

Feast Planning – Anja is working on the site and planning for some more photos of feast gear and such. Lots of requests went out for photos for the Virtual Feast.

Feast page –

Miscellaneous pix

London Mudlark – It’s not just the pretty little trinkets that tell all the tales. I thought this looked like a quern stone (a stone used for grinding grains), but the stone looked volcanic, which didn’t seem right so I nearly left it behind. I’m glad I didn’t though. It turns out the Romans imported lava for quern stones from Germany, via the Rhine and the North Sea. It’s lightness meant that the Roman army could carry them as part of their campaign equipment. They were usually flat, fairly thin and dressed (cut with furrows to improve grinding), like this one, but they were also brittle and prone to breaking.
Lava querns were used extensively until the end of the 3rd century AD then had a resurgence during the Anglo-Saxon period, but from the 13th century the increased use of windmills and watermills to grind corn and a demand for white flour heralded change – the flour milled by lava querns was grey from the particles of lava grit in it. By the 17th century lava stones were mostly being used for malt grinding.
That’s quite a lot of information from a small bit of stone.


Thomas Farmer: A Carol for Candlemas Day – Passamezzo – A 17th Century ballad carol for Candlemas (2 February), the traditional end of Christmas. – Like many broadside ballads of the time, the carol is printed without musical notation to go with the text. Instead, a melody indication of “Busie Fame” is given. This is “Busy Fame” a song by Thomas Farmer, first found in Choice Ayres and Songs, 1684.

Eleanor Cramer: soprano
Robin Jeffrey: theorbo
Alison Kinder: bass viol
A Carrol for Candlemas-Day
Now Candlemas is come at last,
therefore my dearest friend,
Since Christmas time is almost past,
I mean to make an end
Of this our mirth and merriment,
and now the truth to tell,
He must be from our presence sent,
O Christmas, now farewell.
Now Christmas will no longer stay,
my very heart doth grieve,
Before from us he take his way,
of him I’ll take my leave:
It is a time none of the least,
as I the truth may tell,
For him we’ll make a worthy feast,
then Christmas, now farewell.
With nappy ale both brown and stale,
we’ll fill our bumpers full,
And pippins too as I am true,
they make the best lambswool:
So fast and smooth it will go down,
thy sorrow to expel,
And then at last when all is past,
Christmas we’ll bid farewell.
A Cabinet of Choice Jewels, 1688 From Passamezzo’s CD Old Christmas Returned…

Riordan – Medieval drum dance – Chozz Art – Grabación estudio de Medieval Drum Dance interpretada por Riordan Irish Folk [Medieval Drum Dance studio performance performed by Riordan Irish Folk]

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Exploring the Origins of the Vandals, The Great Destroyers –

Tollund Man – the preserved face from Prehistoric Denmark and the tale of ritual sacrifice –

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Video Links

In the Bathhouse – IG 14tes Jahrhundert – A day in a late medieval bathhouse. – More information on the contents of this video can be found here:

Gainsborough Old Hall: The Best-Preserved Medieval Manor House In England – The Tudor Travel Guide – Gainsborough Old Hall in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire is over five hundred years old and one of the best-preserved medieval manor houses in England. – gainsborougholdhall #katherineparr #medievalbuilding

The hall was built by Sir Thomas Burgh in 1460. The Burghs were rich, flamboyant, and powerful. Gainsborough Old Hall was not only their home, but also a demonstration of their wealth and importance. Burgh was a benefactor to Newark Church and also the founder of the Chantry and Alms House at Gainsborough. Of course, the hall is perhaps best known as the first marital home of a young Katherine Parr.

New and Updated Pages

None of the feast pages for the “day of” are finished enough to publish, yet, although I’m hoping for Monday or Tuesday….

Here’s one that’s ready. If you aren’t cooking for the feast here are some things to buy (or easy to make) that you can photograph yourself eating, or just plated on your feast gear!

Some inspirations


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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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