Projects are continuing. Herb Bunch people have turned our Earth Day field trip into a delivery of plants, and we’re working on our home gardens. The Hedeby bag (for a gift exchange) is finally started. Footstool cover is almost done, on to the next step!
…and this is a day late because of migraine… <sigh>
All classes and meetings are either on hold or in the Virtual Realm. We still need to decide on our theme for the coming year’s Winter Feast!
- Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 11am-1pm (on hold)
- Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm (on hold)
- Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, Noon to 6pm (Virtual Realm)
- Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced
with little notice on our Facebook group. (on hold)
- Next Virtual Potluck – 4/19, 5/17 (Virtual Realm)
- Next Winter Feast tentative Date is 2/15/21, Theme ??
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/
Well, the Mid-Realm took up the Challenge!
Some of the “Your Own Version of Art” pictures that are from period
Amor’s Bagpipes – I spent most of Monday laughing in delight! Amor called during the afternoon to say that he had decided to make a set of bagpipes. He was inspired by this picture….
OK, what nut would think that would work, right? So, he started in….
He posted a video that you can see on the House Capuchin Facebook. I couldn’t save it to put here…. I don’t know if this link will work. Let me know!
Early Week – Nothing much.
Cookery – Anja made sunkoflecky, a Czech easter casserole on Tuesday and the recipe turned out to be awful. The stuff tasted ok, at least.
On Wednesday we started making up some of the excess pie dough ingredients from the feast, planning to freezer them after making some for now and some for freezing for potlucks. The first set of actual pieces was on Thursday: strawberry, peach and cherry.
On Saturday the meat filling was finally finished: apples, almonds, a few pecans, currents and craisins, nutmeg, and some maple syrup. Yum!
Virtual cooking challenge #1 – Capouns in councy XXIL – The Forme of Cury
Something new, let’s see how this works out.
This is a challenge, not a competition. Try something new, learn something, teach something.
This is a picture of a recipe from “The Forme of Cury” (~1390 London, England) (https://amzn.to/2JX4XqX). As with most medieval recipes this is fairly open to interpretation.
I challenge our cooks (and cooking curious folks), give this your best shot and then in one week on April 18, 2020 we will share images/videos of what was created and feedback on the dish.
Yes, I know that scarcity is a thing (Quarantine and all)..substitutions encouraged as needed.
New to medieval recipe interpretation? Share your questions below and I (and our members) will do our best to help.
— in Orangevale, California.
Sewing – A couple of things were getting worked on during the week. Anja is also looking into the rest of the footstool project and picking a pattern for the sitting stool.
Sundials, etc. – Loren’s current project set.
Herb Bunch – During the week we were all discussing getting herbs from the Thyme Garden, since a number of us need starts. Plant buckets were getting painted. On Friday one of the Herb Bunch people set up the plant delivery for Tuesday. I got my lotus seeds on Saturday.
Project Day – There was a virtual RenFair running on Facebook in the early part of the day. I don’t know whether the link will open or not. https://www.facebook.com/WWW.RenFaire/videos/879300275829009/?__tn__=%2CdK*F-R&eid=ARDbdTgycz7iz_-_RvV0POnXx95o6tro7aOEJ8jGAqZHBBKST22mtD1Tab0Lw3eQVgJwXRYv3UL01M_v&hc_location=group_dialog
The Virtual Project Day started a bit early. Dame Juliana chimed in, first.
Then Peggy did.
..and Isabeau & Sadb
…and Loren’s and mine.
Official bowtie setting tutorial
Video about dressing armor around 1360 from our exhibition “In the Service of the King” in the Velhartice Castle. The exhibition took place between 2016 and 2019. This video was professionally prepared by archaeologist Mgr. Pavel Macků.
This is a series of classes on silk banenr painting
Making medieval shows
- World’s oldest string of yarn shows Neanderthals were smarter than we thought – https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/09/world/oldest-yarn-neanderthals-scn/index.html
- The Goths: The History Of A Forgotten Ancient People Of The North – https://www.thedockyards.com/goths-the-forgotten-ancient-people-of-the-north/
- Building the great cathedrals – https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/building-the-great-cathedrals/?fbclid=IwAR0_eH6InvI-ACkJpSrubH391OMyBkQWZ6SsjCv8TP04veQd3fwHrUWfmus
- British Archaeology – Free Kids’ Activity Sheets for Lockdown – Happy Easter to Everyone on British Archaeology! At this difficult time of lockdown, I have decided to release FOR FREE a pdf set of my activity sheets for home schooling. There are twenty sheets from across many periods of British History but mostly concentrating on Anglo-Saxon, Sub-Roman & Roman Times. So if you have children or grandchildren who would like something fun to do while stuck indoors, just go to http://www.nashfordpublishing.co.uk/kids/activity_sheets/free_activity_sheets.html and follow the simple instructions; or tag other friends and relatives who might be interested below and get them to do the same thing.
- Illuminating women’s role in the creation of medieval manuscripts
- The World’s Oldest Leavened Bread Is Rising Again – https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds-oldest-leavened-bread-rising-again-180974605/
- New Evidence Ancient Chinese Explorers Landed in America Excites Experts – https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-americas/new-evidence-ancient-chinese-explorers-landed-america-excites-experts-003087
Anja, Loren, Amor (V), Stella (V), Peggy (V), Juliana (V), Isabeau (V), Sadb (V)
Largesse Item Count – (includes gifts, prizes, auction items, etc.)
- ASXLVII = 24
- ASXLVIII = 88
- ASXLIX = 794
- ASL = 2138
- ASLI = 731
- ASLII = 304
- ASLIII – 146
- ASLIV – 207 plus 4 puppets, 3 hippocras mix, 4 powder fort, 9 cheese spice and 10 powder douce packets, 10 tiny bobs, 8 pincushions, 5 pins, 5 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)
Total as a Household = 4038 handed off
In ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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