It’s been a quiet week as far as House business goes, even if both Anja and Loren have been frantically working in their shop with all the trials of getting ready for summer. There are very few pictures this week, because so little’s been worked on. The biggest new thing is starting to research Norse foods with the possibility of that being the theme for this coming year’s Winter Feast.

Sabrina’s SO’s mother has been in an accident and has serious injuries, prayers and good energy are requested.

Next Sunday is the monthly potluck. There may be a Cheese and Wine night this week, so watch for it. Other meetings, except for Herbs will be on time. Herbs will be taking place, but as a field trip to the Thyme Garden’s Earth Day festival.

Pictures may be added to this report, later.

  • 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
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.
  • Next Potluck – 4/21, 5/19, 6/16
  • Winter Feast Date is 2/16/20 (assuming that there is one….)

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 – Monday was included in last week’s report. Tuesday was all unpacking, writing the report and getting pictures. That went on into Wednesday, even after last week’s report was published.

Cookery – Anja is researching Norse cookery with an eye to possibly making that the theme for this coming year’s Winter Feast.

Sewing – A bunch of cut fabrics, many pouch blanks, got sorted over the middle of the week. Anja also managed to find the blanks for block-printing, so one of these Project Days is going to be all that.

Herb Bunch – During the week most of this was caring for plants. Some, like the oregano and dandelions are taking off with spring growth and need weeding, some still need to be planted like the carrot seeds and some vegetable ends, and some are just waking up.

Friday evening the access to the compounding station was cleared and Anja started sorting more of the herbs and resins that need to be used or packaged. We’re hoping to get that ready for use and a lot of the materials put back where they belong. …which kept going on Saturday after the Herbs Workshop and on Sunday.

There’s nothing really new that we’re doing, so we didn’t bother with pictures, but the rosemary that’s been being sorted is finished and put away. The bamboo got another increment done, also a bag of roses that had dried and been sitting got finished, as well.

Project Day – We started with getting a couple of pictures that hadn’t been done before, specifically Anja’s work on the birth sampler from Saturday’s Sewing Workshop and her scroll from the bardic competition. Anja sorted herbs after that for awhile. Loren worked in back by the compounding station and they finished the time with scrubbing rocks, obsidians from a previous trip.

Possible dishes for next year’s Winter Feast… 

Anent Winter Feast for next year. I haven’t had a whole lot of suggestions, except for a couple that would work for potlucks, but not for our feast. We’ve done Roman, Slavic and French period cookery, so someone suggest Norse. There is a book, called, “An Early Meal” that Rafny suggested. I have a lot of other recipes and redacted instructions, but this is the ToC for the recipes in the book.
From “An Early Meal”
• Simmered Mackerel
• Skyr
• Soup of Spring Greens
• Spit-roast heart
• Steamed Mussels with Fennel and Leek
• Stew of Calf Liver
• Norse Stockfish
• Calf’s Tongue
• Traditional Cheese
• Traveler’s Porridge
• Ember-baked Turnips
• Pickled Turnips
• Salmon on Turnips Stew
• Turnip and Ramsons in Lamb Broth.
• Angelica flavored Veg porridge
• Apple frumenty
• Buttered turnips
• Peas in a bag
• Soup of spring greens
• Wild leaf herb and cheese pottage
• Wheat Frumenty with Cheese

Now, some of those foods, a bunch of us are going to go, “Ew!” over, but does this sound like an idea to start with for next year?

Some other possibles

Comments and suggestions can be posted. If you wish them to be included, please say so in the comment.

Miscellaneous pix

Music – This is a playlist that I put together of the whole book of songs, less #3, which I couldn’t find at the time.



Anja, Loren, Gogor (V), Estella (V), Sabrina (V)

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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 – 111+35=146 plus 25 pouches for block-printing, 8 bookmarkers, 22 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124)

Total as a Household = 3830 handed off

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