House Capuchin Shield2Maybe some year we’ll have interesting weeks again. 🙂 Otoh, “interesting” can be a problem all its own! This one was quiet. Some projects got finished (Tinkle Loom and some embroidery) some cookery got done (tvarog and utopenci and ham prep), but otherwise quiet….

Potluck is next Sunday! Whatcha bringin’? Everyone is welcome.

  • Flowers added on right on Sunday.

    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 – 5/20, 6/17, 7/15

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 – Was mostly foodly things and embroidery. More on both below.

The Tinkle Loom got worked on all week. More sanding and then slowly the pegs were taking shape. One snapped, but it became two small pegs.

Cookery – 

Pickling broth and a batch of utopenci (the Czech pickled sausage >>>> ) happened on Tuesday and Sunday.

More experiments with making sandwiches with last week’s scalded milk cheese. The cheese, hot on bread, turns out to be really good.

Tvarog got cooked on Thursday.It was an inadvertent experiment in how long the stuff will keep in the fridge, since it got put by Sunday morning. It was almost curdled enough without cooking, actually, although it got done for the usual time. It was hung to drip out overnight and spiced on Friday and then packed in small jars, this time. It was very dry, and didn’t pack as tightly as usual.

Sewing – Pouches are proceeding. Trying to find lining/backing fabrics.

Sewing Time – Saturday – …was just Anja and the pouch front got most of the way to completion. …and then got more finished on Sunday (above)

Herb Bunch – During the week we were tending plants, mostly. Plantain got harvested on Saturday and processed on Sunday. The path at Anja and Loren’s is full of it at the moment and they get their feet soaked when it rains, so it needed a trim.

On Saturday Loren got the Tinkle Loom finished and woodbuttered.

Project Day – Amy stopped by on her way from errands to chores and dropped off the pouch that she made and an extra piece of fabric. Loren had made bread, so he was cleaning up in the back. Photos were next, and then tinkle loom photos, and then the herb photos.

Later in the day Anja made the 2nd batch of utopenci and then did some ham prep. She’s going to do potted ham again, now that we’ve horseradish. After all, potluck is next week! Loren helped with the putting away. We have one crock of ham broth going, bits for a 2nd, one mostly-full gallon bag for potted ham (!!!!) and a whole flat of slices. It took well over an hour to do.

Miscellaneous pix

Music – The first one is a modern version of an old favorite. I think they came close… and Henry VIII would have swooned to hear them!

Lute music for background


Article on the Championship –

The Medieval Urban Cook –


Anja, Loren, Amy, Nick, Taylor, Rosie

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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 – plus 25 pouches for block-printing, 15 (plus 25 unfinished) pincushion, 2 sewing kits (except for bone needles), varnished stuff (124) 7 snap pouch, one double drawstring pouch, 4 brocade pouch

Total as a Household = 3664 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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