A lot got accomplished this week, including finishing some of the “hanging projects”. The Egil’s info is why this took so long to get out. Next week’s report is already underway! Only two of us went to the tourney, but two of us took stuff to Eugene on Wednesday, as well, so that it would be there for the vigils. Anja managed to get to Vesta’s Elevation and took a  new person with her.

One chest partly packed

This week has been mostly cleanup, so far, although we’re working on beads.

  • 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 – 6/16, 7/21, 8/18
  • Winter Feast Date is 2/16/20, Theme German Renaissance

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/

A new Queen in her own Right is coming!

Wassail! Princess Kaylah and her inspiration Prince Trumbrand are the victors of Crown Tournament

SCA LochacCongratulations from Lochac to Crown Princess by right of arms, Princess Kaylah and her inspiration, Prince Trumbrand, Posted @withrepost • @ealdormere_sca Wassail! Princess Kaylah and her inspiration Prince Trumbrand are the victors of Crown Tournament!

Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) – May 26 at 9:03 PMistory making news from Ealdormere!

On Saturday May 25 AS LIV Ealdormere held its Crown Tournament. Eight combatants entered the lists. After an energetic set of fights the finals came down to Duchess Kaylah inspired by Duke Trumbrand and Count Steinarr inspired by Baroness Margaret.

The finals were best of five rounds with matched weapons. Each round best two out of three fights. After four rounds the combatants were tied. The finals were fought with six foot spears. Each combatant scored a hit creating a tie. The hall was silent waiting to see who would score the final deciding hit.

Her Grace struck home and the hall exploded in cheers and many tears were shed.

For the first time in her history the Kingdom of Ealdormere had a female future sovereign by right of arms.

Her Highness Kaylah is the second female fighter to win Crown by Right of Arms in the history of the Knowne World, Duchess Rowan having won previously for Duke Hector in Ansteorra. A number of principality coronets have previously had female victors.

J.d. Johann Shush – “More news from afar! Please welcome the newest heirs to the Middle Kingdom, victor of the 100th Crown Tournament: Sir Seto Gesshuko and his inspiration, Her Ladyship Ynes de Jaen. “

Some of the Madez Cabbage and pumpernickel

Early Week – Amy sent some pix of what she’s working on and those are in the next section. Anja and Loren had a lot of clean-up on Monday, but leftovers got eaten early in the week and packing stuff got going later on Monday. That was a considerable job, because the labeling had to be done, as well.

It turned out that the cabbage dish, with a little salt added and ham cut over the top is *really* good. Dunno how period that is, but it was tasty!

Amy’s Projects – “Mug markers being made and I’ve gotten bone needles for nalbinding.” There’re also the cords from last week.

Cookery – On Monday we decided that the fig cheese just wasn’t going to work and dumped it.

That was also the night that vigil foods that were ready got properly packed for the trip to Eugene.

Tuesday was more of that and a couple of scalded milk cheeses to replace the fig rennet, plus sending “care packages” to Jay and Sash, since they couldn’t make the potluck.

So we got the marzipan packed, and the rummy cherries for Vesta and then started making cards for each and finding the serving dishes and making labels for everything. It took hours. Thankfully, we could get the last of the cookery done at the same time, getting the eggs boiled for pickled ones.

Anja’s take (Tuesday night) – I got a nap, then did some organizing and

In the last stage of molding/draining/spicing

then started cooking again. The eggs were done and in the fridge at about 1/4 to 2, and then I started milk for another cheese. By 3, one of the cordials was in the last stages of filtering and the milk was close to temp. By 3:30, the cordials were done, except for standing time, but the milk still wasn’t there! At 3:45 the milk was finally close enough to temp to hit it with the vinegar. I got some of the curd into a mold and spiced and then covered the rest to let it stand a little. That got finished around 5am. I found some of my boxes and started packing. The last cheese was in the mold at 6:40, and I started peeling eggs. Eventually those were in the jar with the pickle and spices and I went to bed.

Wednesday – Anja’s take – One thing after another went sideways until even allowing 3 times the amount of time to finish that I had expected to need, took double that! We didn’t get out the door until 5pm, two hours late. We had to get everything labeled and packed and iced and then serving dishes (which didn’t all get labeled, I figured out when we were on the road), then to make sure ingredients cards and packing lists were printed.

Loren and I were both really tired, already, and then we needed to get on the road. We figured out, once we were heading south down the coast that part of the problem was that neither of us had eaten properly. McD’s doesn’t count as “properly”, but at least it wasn’t going to upset our stomachs. We nibbled fries all the way from Florence up the river to Mapleton and didn’t start on the burgers until we were pretty sure everything else was going to stay put.

Loren was doing ok by the time those were gone, so he told me to get a nap. I woke, startled, as we were crossing Fern Ridge Reservoir…. and then we discovered that the google map directions that we had…. Well, they sucked…. There was one spot where we were supposed to turn right, but the directions said to go two more miles to the traffic circle and take the 3rd exit… well, that didn’t make sense so we went another 7 miles out and then the same back, through the traffic circle and back… and found the place where we were supposed to turn right and did…. which meant a couple more miles in the wrong direction and back…. It turns out that the “3rd exit” meant that we were going back the way we came and needed to turn left…. Oi…. well, we finally found it, even if Iurii was starting to worry about us.

We got the stuff offloaded and headed back. We had to get gas there instead of in Florence because of the “detour”. We chatted all the way up and over the Coast Range down through Mapleton and into Florence, just whatever was at the top of our minds, and then on up 101 home. The Heceta Head light was amazing as usual, and we stopped to tend the birds, but we just collapsed when we got home.

Thursday – Worked on cleanup.

Saturday – Made a pease pottage to use up the rest of the vegetables that didn’t get pickled.

Cordials – These went to the event, but never got to the judging. At the current time, they’re still in Eugene.

Sundials, etc. – Loren concentrated this week on bamboo for cups and beads. First, it had to be fetched, then trimmed, then cut so it would dry, then the small branches trimmed down and then trimmed to bead size. Now, everything has to dry and then we’ll be starting some smoothing and shaping.

Sewing – Anja went down with a migraine on Thursday, so she got a couple of projects finished, and couple kicked a little farther down the road.

Sewing Workshop – Was just Anja, so she kept going on the birth sampler and sorted out some things so she would have a project with her on Sunday.

Largesse/Raffle Prizes – This started getting worked on Thursday and continued through Saturday night. The juggling balls finally arrived on Saturday, so we got some sets made up. …and none of these pix turned out. What we ended up with (two finished on site!)

  • Tissue cover
  • Pin keeper
  • marzipan
  • hanging pincushion
  • 6 lucet cords
  • kisslock pouch
  • 2 woodbutters

Herb Bunch – Was just Anja because of the holiday. Worked on bamboo. Loren fetched it and Anja started taking off the extra branches. This will be cut up into cups and other containers, once dry. Pix are above.

Everything else this week was tending and watering.

Project Day – Was just Loren, since Anja and Susanne were at Egils. He worked on bamboo for beads. (pix above)

Egil’s Trip – Anja

This was an amazing day. Susanne had never been to an event and offered to drive, so that I could get to Vesta’s Laurel Ceremony. We headed for Lynx Hollow part, south of Eugene at 6:30am, yawning and swilling coffee that Loren made for us. I had a bag with volunteer raffle things, my sewing, another bag of mundane stuff, a basket of (mostly) food, but some goodies that needed to go to people, my walker basket with mugs, goblets, etc. and my walker. We came home with that plus the two very heavy coolers that had gone to the vigils!

We chatted all the way there and it was a lovely drive, and for once, the google map directions were good! I got dropped at Gate after we signed in and Suzanne got directions to parking. She had quite an adventure getting back, since it was a very long walk and a not-well-marked trail.

The wonderful little spice bag tokens

By the time she re-appeared I had found the spot to park my stuff, talked to a number of people there, gotten some goodies from a friend, and started laying out our volunteer raffle things. At that point I got to watch Vesta’s procession assemble and the coats fly off at the last second (those dressed Minoan were *cold*!) and then they headed into court. I grabbed my walker and went around to the side so I could watch from there, and that’s where Susanne found me.

It was a lovely ceremony and the various bling was amazing. Hearing Vesta speaking in Greek (although my hearing garbled in enough that I thought it was Latin!), responding to the heralds prompting, for vows and such was wonderful. There are lots of pictures over on Facebook. I only have a few.

After the ceremony we went back over to the info tent, which had a good view of the tourney field. Susanne is a people watcher, like me, so we were quite entertained. I kept filling her in on what was going on and why and introducing her to people.

I kept getting hugged, not just when I found people to give their goodies to, but when people like Vesta and Turk found me, to thank me for the vigil foods, etc. The ladies who ran those two vigils also stopped by to thank me not just for sending them, but for making sure that there were good lists of what stuff was there and ingredients cards for the various dishes.

I had remembered, finally, to take the two pouches for Turk and he kinda got tears in his eyes, looking at them, and came back to hug me a couple more times after that.

Susanne and I watched the Egil’s tourney, truly not comprehending much of it because the heralds were yelling in the other direction, toward the thrones, and I was finishing a pincushion and a kisslock pouch for the volunteer raffle, so I wasn’t watching.

We took awhile to go over to the A&S display and talk to people. Perennial Kale, watering devices, chutney, woodcarving, girdle books, arrows, Shakespeare and block-printing and I was satiated with geekery. I got to talk to Temperance for a little and Vesta as she flew past and found some new questions on blockprinting that I got satisfied later when the person whose display it was walked past.

The rapier fighters got started and we watched part of that, but I got distracted when one of the teachers for a rather popular class didn’t show and Judit and I taught an impromptu class on Persona. I also got a chance to talk with one of the Order of Valiance proponents to find out what the current thinking is on that.

By the time I got back to the info tent I was wearing kinda thin, and when Susanne suggested leaving at 4pm I told her that was a good idea. I took a few minutes to head for the biffies and on the way back found Foggy in the Pastiche booth. She’s starting to sell down her inventory so we’re looking at the end of an era, there. <sigh>

After that I hunting around, re-packed and after Susanne went off on the trek to the parking I found some helped and got everything that I had brought, plus the two heavy, heavy coolers, back down the muddy hill to the pick-up area.

We were both pretty tired, but Susanne asked me to give her the short form of the persona class, so I did…in long form… 🙂 …since the class was an hour and we had 2 1/2 to get home.

We pulled in at 6:30 or so, offloaded, Susanne headed home and after I had told Loren in short form whatall we’d been doing I fell into bed and slept until 1:30pm!

So I got only a few pictures, but there are lots on Facebook, really nice ones. Maybe I can add some in here, later.

…and here are a few, mostly by Marian Harris from Vesta’s vigil and then one of the step-up.

Miscellaneous pix


Tudor and Renaissance Music vol.3 (1450-1600)


Germany: Courante /Dance Music of Erasmus Widemann: Anna-Sophia-Anna Margaretha-Johanna Margaretha/Tanzen Und Springen – Musica Antiqua (0:00)

  • Branle de la Guerre – Jeremy Barlow & The Broadside Band (8:35)
  • My Lady Carey’s Dompe – Eduardo Paniagua (10:37)
  • Mille Regrez – Josquin de Prez (15:03)
  • Greensleeves – Sharon Lindo & Matthew Spring (19:12)
  • If Ye Love Me – Rutter, John (21:37)
  • Gervaise: Branle Simple 22 – Jordi Savall (23:46)
  • Gervaise: Branle De Bourgoigne 23 – Jordi Savall (25:28)
  • Gervaise: Branle De Bourgoigne 17 (Gervaise) – Jordi Savall (27:09)
  • Danza de los Moros – Conjunto Pro Musica de Rosario (29:04)
  • Dansereye: Vier Branlen/Fagott/Schafertanz Ohne Fels/Nachtanz – Cristian Hernandez Larguia & Conjunto Pro Musica De Rosario (30:06)
  • Hoboekendans (Cromwell at York Place) – Claire Van Kampen (34:58)
  • Bassadansa (The Feast at Calais) – Claire Van Kampen (36:58)
  • Tandernaken (Henry and Anne’s Court) – Claire Van Kampen (38:22)
  • Ce Qui Souloit (Court Masque) – Claire Van Kampen (40:42)
  • Chiaranzana (Anne’s Last Supper) – Claire Van Kampen (42:29)
  • Quanto Sia Lieto il Giorno – Philippe Verdelot (45:26)
  • English Dances Of The Middle Ages – Group Of Antique Instuments Diabolus (46:47)
  • Queen Elizabeth Her Galliard – Various Artists (51:24)
  • Helas Madame – Henry VIII (53:44)
  • Quand Je Bois Du Vin Clairet (Tourdion) (Anónimo) – La Capella Reial De Catalunya, Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall (56:20)

Notable Composers: Josquin Des Prez (1450-1521) Philippe Verdelot (1480-1532) Hugh Aston (1485-1558) Henry VIII of England (1491-1547) Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) Claude Gervaise (1525-1583) Thoinot Arbeau (1519-1595) Erasmus Widmann (1572-1634)



Things to be delivered to Egils

  • 2 entries for cordials contest
  • Ink
  • Turk pouches (2)
  • Alexander mushroom spice.

Turk vigil food

  • Black bean pickle
  • white bean pickle
  • Mushroom pickle
  • Onion pickle
  • Dilly beans
  • Potted Ham
  • Mixed veg pickle
  • Pickled eggs
  • Dill/Onion Cheese
  • peacock pic frame for Turk

Vesta vigil food

  • Red bean pickle
  • Garbanzo bean pickle
  • Watermelon pickle
  • Potted Cheese with bacon and shallots
  • Dilly beans
  • Asparagus pickle
  • Marzipan
  • Utopenci
  • Mustard, Caraway, Horseradish Cheese
  • munchie box for Vesta

Largesse box & raffle stuff to go with on Sunday.

  • Tissue cover
  • Pin keeper
  • marzipan
  • hanging pincushion
  • 6 lucet cords
  • kisslock pouch
  • 2 woodbutters

Anja, Loren, Amy (V), Jay (V), Sasha (V), Susanne

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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 – 146
  • ASLIV – 1+40 = 41 plus 20 powder fort packets, 25 pouches for block-printing, 1 medium pouch, 8 bookmarkers, 5 in process kisslock pouches, 20 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124)

Total as a Household = 3870 handed off

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