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Some weeks are unexpectedly quiet, just keeping on with projects. Anja is almost done with the gift exchange set and hopes to be finished and have it sent off this week. Next week potluck! Anja and Loren have already started cooking.

We’re going to be restarting Herbs Workshop somewhere late this month or early next!

Project Day is now open for in-person meet-ups as well as in the Virtual Realm! All other meetings are on hold for the moment, although the Monthly Potluck is being held in the Virtual Realm.


When will the rest of these open up in person? We’ll probably keep right on with the virtual ones side-by-side with the actual. 

  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 1pm-3pm
  • 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 Virtual Potluck – 4/18, 5/16, 6/20 
  • No Winter Feast in 2021. We’ll revisit for one in 2022 sometime in the next two months.

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:


Post by: Attia Prima in Announcements

An Tir COVID Re-opening Policies and Procedures (current – June 1, 2021)


Vaccination and Symptoms:SCA branches may NOT require proof of vaccination.

Society member owned sites (home owners) requiring proof of vaccination are responsible for asking for and documenting that proof.

In the case that a contracted site owner asks for proof of vaccination, please contact the Kingdom Seneschal to help you work with Society on compliance with site regulations.

The SCA INC has developed signage for events addressing symptomology, recent exposure and adherence to the rules.  These signs CANNOT be turned into a waiver.  COVID Event Language.


All Events:‎
‎●‎ Must comply with prevailing local health regulations
‎●‎ Masks required pursuant to local mandates
‎●‎ Masks (if required) may be briefly removed while eating and drinking only
‎●‎ Branches / Events may not provide food or drink.‎
‎●‎ Feasts are not permitted at this time.‎
‎●‎ Pre-registration for camping event attendance is required. A sign in sheet can be used for practices (waivers for rapier, heavy etc like normal), meetings, A&S meetings etc.

Events and Activities Permitted in the Kingdom of An Tir:
Starting July 1, 2021:‎

Small Local Meetings & Practices
Gathering numbers as per local health authority rules

Starting August 1, 2021:‎
‎Local Events and Large or Multi-Branch Meetings and Practices
Gathering numbers as per local health authority rules
Events must be scheduled through the Kingdom Calendar Deputy ‎‎( and published within the Crier‎

Kingdom and Inter-Kingdom Events:‎
The re-opening of larger events within the kingdom is still TBD. This will be ‎reviewed upon removal of restriction by regional governmental bodies. Tentatively ‎to coincide with removal of international border restrictions for personal travel.‎

Demos and Specialty Events:‎
‎Follow the same rules as Local Events and Activities ‎

Virtual Events:

Virtual Events must be scheduled through the Kingdom Calendar Deputy ( and published within the Crier

Virtual events that include court must be published in the Crier.

●     As required by the Society Senechal and Society President:

There shall be NO live, virtual youth focused events/activities/classes. There is no way of following our SCA Youth rules such as 2-deep in a live virtual setting.  We cannot control information going into the chat and similar factors.

Please direct questions about this policy to the Kingdom Seneschal (

  • Youth are permitted at general interest live virtual events just as they would be permitted to be around general parts of the SCA subject to their parents’ supervision.
  • Branches may post pre-recorded youth classes such as to YouTube.  Content should be reviewed by an appropriate youth officer. Instructors should not include direct personal contact information in instructional videos targeted at youth.

The intent of these policies and procedures is to enhance participant safety and aid the purpose of modern public health directives

It is expected that all will attempt to follow both the letter and the spirit of these policies in the intent to protect their fellow attendees in a manner which presents the honour and integrity that all are expected to conduct themselves within our Society.

The Crown and the Seneschalate are empowered with the right to enforce these policies and procedures as to ensure the safety of Our Kingdom

Those found not to be in compliance may be subject to sanctions and further administrative action.

All dates and policies are subject to change upon review by the Crown and Seneschal of the Kingdom of An Tir.

Revision and policy change will be provided via the Kingdom webpage in supplementary announcements.

Greetings An Tir! Athenaeum is only 2 weeks away! On the weekend of Saturday, June 26th and Sunday, June 27th you can chat with the artisans whose work is now viewable on the Athenaeum site here:( ) and you can leave comments for the artisans at the bottom of their exhibit.We are pleased to announce that the appointment booking tool is live as of today and you can request a one-on-one chat with any of the artisans whose work catches your interest! Please sign up to be a “participant” in order to schedule a time to chat with the artisan on either the 26th or 27th. You can register as a participant here:(…/). If you signed up to participate in one-on-one chats in 2020, you won’t need to sign up again, your 2020 login info is still valid to participate in Athenaeum 2021.There are 53 amazing portfolios of work you can peruse that cover a while range of topics, we definitely have something for everyone! But that’s not all! There are also salons covering a broad spectrum of interests where you’ll be able to hang out and chat with other similarly curious enthusiasts throughout both days of the event. So mark your calendars, we’d love to see everyone back who made last virtual Athenaeum such a success, and we are excited to be able to offer more of all the things you enjoyed! And we are equally excited to see new faces and introduce even more of the populace to Athenaeum!~Athenaeum Event Team 2021~

Other Educational Events

 Other Good Stuff

Knowne Worlde Entertainment Guide – KWEG – Entertainment List –

SCA Iberia put out a whole bunch of videos from their most recent event

Danish PSA for wearing bicycle helmets is the best Viking movie in 63 years

Award Series – This is just one of the many posts over the last few weeks! You can find these on the An Tir Facebook group!

Wondered why that “hand” is in the header of the reports? House Capuchin was awarded a Bountiful Hand many years ago!

An Tir Awards Series! Learn about ALL THE AWARDS!! Award : Bountiful Hand

The Bountiful Hand is bestowed by the Crown to the many individuals and groups who contribute to the word fame of the Kingdom through donations of time, treasure, and service in the creation of largesse, clothing for the Crown, Kingdom scrolls, Kingdom regalia, and anything else created on behalf of the Crown or Kingdom.

First Given : Barony of Dragon’s Laire – Jan 7, 2012 (AS XLVI)
Last Given : 247 Maeve Cunningham (Adiantum) Dec 14, 2019 (AS LIV)
Number of Award recipients : 247
Recommend someone for this award or another!?!
Largess giving is a common reason someone will get a Bountiful Hand but not the only one! […and definitely why we were given one!]

Dance – Elegant Italian Renaissance dance: Fia Guielmina – Rachel Lorenz – A complex Italian Renaissance dance from the 1450s, Fia Guielmina for two was choreographed to fit to the music of a very popular tune from the era (“A Florence, la Joyeuse Cite”). This demonstration illustrated how to dance an otherwise expansive dance in a relatively tight space, presented from eye-level and from above!

Classes – 

SCA Iberia has added 10 new classes to their list! –

Medieval playing cards: The next level – Rachel Lorenz – Discover the quirks of medieval playing cards through an extant deck from 1470!

More Veil Pins: a CosTutorial Sequel! Making Medieval Wire-worked Pins Miss Philomena – Hello everyone! A couple days ago Opus Elenae posted a tutorial on how to make easy veil pins with a bead head, and she was very encouraging when I talked to her about filming this video. Here I go through two easy styles of pin that can be used either for veils or for clothing, especially the style without the bead. Opus Elenae’s Veil Pin Video


Early Week – Marzipans for the Glen Dwyn auction prizes started going out on Monday. Waiting on an address for the last one. Wouldn’t you know, not a single pic got taken!

Cookery – Made Rose Sugar on 6/10 (Thursday). Sunday was a start on Stuffed Chicken and Quenelles.

Tudor & 17th century Experience – Vegetarian Tudor dish ! I love it, husband was less keen.“Fried meat of Turneps”THE ITALIAN BANQUET (Epulario) English translation of 1598, Second booke. Original recipe text:To make a fried meat of Turneps.“Rost the Turnops in the embers, or else séeth them whole, then cut or slice them in péeces as thicke as halfe the haft of a knife, which done, take chéese and cut it in the same form and quantity, but some what thinner, then take Sugar, Pepper, and other spices mingled togither, and put them in a pan vn∣der the péeces of chéese, as if you would make a crust vnder the chéese, and on the top of them likewise, and ouer it you shall lay the péeces of Turneps, couering them ouer with the spices aforesaid, and plenty of good Butter, and so you shall doe with the said chéese and Turneps till the pan bée full, let∣ting them fry the space of a quarter of an houre, or more, like a Tart, and this would be one of your last dishes”

Fygey – a Dessert made with Figs, from 1393. – Nick Saint-Erne – Fygey – a Dessert Recipe number 89 from “The Forme of Cury” (1393, England)

  • 1/2 cup Blanched Almonds (peeled)
  • 1 cup Figs – chopped
  • 1 cup Raisins
  • ½ cup Water
  • ½ cup Wine
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoonful Powdered Ginger

Primrose Tart Recipe: A Tudor Springtime Treat – The Tudor Travel Guide – Primrose Tart Recipe: A Tudor Springtime Treat

Sewing – 

Ye Olde Sports Bra: A Plus Size Medieval Supportive Shift – Latina Living History – Tell you what, this thing might be better than a modern sports bra! Medieval supportive undergarments are a new endeavor for me and I couldn’t be happier with how it’s going. It’s all thanks to:
Faye Sterling –
Faye’s supportive shift video:
Katafalk’s Lengberg bra info:

Sundials, etc. – London Mudlark: Lara Maiklem Mudlarking – It turns out the silver Elizabethan coin I found on the foreshore last week isn’t a penny as I thought, it’s a three farthing coin (worth three quarters of a penny). The obverse reads E.D.G.ROSA SINE SPINA, ‘Elizabeth by the Grace of God a Rose without a Thorn’ and the reverse shows the Royal Arms over a cross with the legend CIVITAS LONDON. Three farthing coins were notoriously thin as Shakespeare in King John (I,i,143) face so thin,
That in mine ear I durst not stick a rose,
Lest men should say,
“Look, where three-farthings goes!”

These little coins were minted between 1561 and 1582 and this one is dated 1561. This was the year that Francis Bacon (English philosopher, scientist, and statesman) was born, the spire of Old St Paul’s was struck by lightening and destroyed by fire, and Madrid was declared the capital of Spain.

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Herb Bunch – A lot more seeds planted and more coming up! Transplanted peas, too.

Bottle Gourds: seed to supper per 16th Cent. English techniques –

Project Day – Helen Louise posted some more of her current projects. “Just finished pockets and working on bum roll and a new shift.”

Anja posted these from earlier in the week, but never got back to them!    and didn’t get all the way to making up the quenelles and chicken…, but got the ingredients pulled out…partly…. we discovered that we were missing some ingredients! Namely the chestnuts and pine nuts! 


This is a partial recipe from our French Feast of 2019. Mostly it’s here because of the “eggs” and the stuffing that went into a cornish game hen.

Chicken Stuffing and golden egg mix

  • 2lbs mixed ground beef and pork
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup snack chestnuts (crunched)
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 1 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
  • 4 tsp. Salsa Fina
  • few thread saffron
  • ·  2 cup chopped onion
  • ·  5 cups cooked barley or rice
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 2 tsp. salt (or to taste)

Mix all of these together, well. Take about ½ of the mix and set aside for the eggs.


  • ½ the stuffing mix
  • 2 roaster chickens
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Glaze (recipe below)
  • Edible gold glitter (we used American Gold from ) It does not have any sugar in it!

Note – If doing this the morning of your feast, skip steps two and three.

  1. Cook the stuffing mix in the microwave, first for about 3 minutes and then 2 minutes at a time until no pink shows, breaking up lumps as you go.
  2. Drain (reserving juice for thigh sauce) and freeze in ziplock, shaking to keep it from clumping.
  3. About 30 minutes before you start assembling the chickens to bake, zap the stuffing 1 minute at a time until it’s slightly warm.
  4. Trim off extra skin and fat around the opening, leaving the tail stub.
  5. Stuff your chickens with the mix. Really pack it in. Any that is left over should be put back into the mix for the Dragon eggs and mixed in, well. Make sure the “tail” is still free.
  6. Rub the chickens all over with olive oil, then salt, lightly, and sprinkle with Salsa Fina.
  7. Lay belly down on foil on baking sheet or in a roaster.
  8. Using a bamboo skewer cut to size, prop the tail up so that it is sticking straight out. Cover the delicate areas of the legs, tail, and wings with foil to prevent overcooking.
  9. Place the bird in a 350° F oven and bake just until the skin begins to turn golden brown. Try not to overcook as the bird will fall apart if it becomes too tender.

Glaze for Dragon and Golden Eggs

  • 3 egg yolks
  • Edible gold glitter

Golden Dragon Eggs – Are made of the remainder of the raw stuffing for the chicken, molded into eggs (meatball sized), placed in a foil pan and baked at 350F. You may add bread crumbs to the mix, if it is too moist to mold well. When the eggs are up to temperature (about an ½ hour, depending on size) brush with the glaze, sprinkle with glitter and return to the oven just long enough to set the glaze.

Red Dragon Eggs – Swimming Sausages

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • Tsp whole cloves and mace, mixed
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fennel fronds
  • 1 fifth Burgundy
  • Bundle of fresh herbs (fennel and rosemary)

Miscellaneous pix

Music – 🇩🇪Lieder und Tänze🇫🇷Chants et danses🇮🇹Canzoni e danze🇬🇧Song and Dances – Musica Medievale – Ensemble: Ioculatores Album: Lieder und Tänze des 13. bis 15. Video: BnF Ms-2510 (XIII/XIV cent.)

  1. Guillaume de Machaut, Paris, Bibl. nat. f. fr. 843: Danse adapted from ballade: Quant je sui mis au retour
  2. Neidhart von Reuental: Sô blôzen wir den anger ligen sâhen
  3. Anon., France, 14th c., Paris, Bibl. nat. f. fr. 844: La sexte estampie royal
  4. Anon., England, 13th c., London, Brit. Mus. Harley 978: Estantipies
  5. Heinrich von Morungen, (text): Bern cod. 260; (melodie): reconstr. by W. Müller-Blattau from Paris, Bibl. nat. f. fr. 1591, 24406, 846: Lanc bin ich geweset verdaht
  6. Anon., France, 14th c., Paris, Bibl. nat. f. fr. 844: La seconde estampie royal
  7. Anon., France, 14th c., Paris, Bibl. nat. f. fr. 844: Dansse real
  8. Anon., England, 13th c., Oxford, Bodley Douce 139: La Vielle
  9. Guillaume d’Amiens Peignour, Rome, Vaticana fond Christ. 1490: Virelai: C’est la fins
  10. Anon., Italy, 14th c., London, Brit. Museum add. 29 987: Tre fontane
  11. Anon., Italy, 14th c., London, Brit. Museum add. 29 987: Trotto
  12. Walther von der Vogelweide, (text): Heidelberg, cod. Pal. Germ. 848, (melodie): Singebuch des A. Puschmann, Göttingen 4 Mus., 3050: Mir hât her Gêrhart Atze ein pfert erschozzen
  13. Anon., Italy, 14th c., London, Brit. Museum add. 29 987: La Manfredina / la rotta della Manfredina
  14. Anon., Italy, 14th c., London, Brit. Museum add. 29 987: Saltarello
  15. Guillaume d’Amiens Peignour, Rome, Vaticana fond Christ. 1490: Prendez i Garde
  16. Anon., 14th c., Rome, Vaticana fond Christ. 1490: Virelai: Lamento di Tristano / La rotta
  17. Oswald von Wolkenstein, Innsbruck, UB, ohne signatur, 1432: Her wiert uns dürstet
  18. Anon., Italy, 14th c., London, Brit. Museum add. 29 987: Saltarello
  19. Oswald von Wolkenstein, Innsbruck, UB, ohne signatur, 1432: Wol auff wir wellen slauffen
  20. Wizlav von Rügen, Jenaer Liederhandschrift, UB Jena: Dance adapted from Der herbest kimpt uns rîche nûch
  21. Susanne Ansorg – fiddle, recorder
  22. Sabine Handschuh – harp, psalterion, recorder
  23. Alexander Dinter – lute, scheitholz, recorder
  24. Veit Heller – cornet, portable organ, trumscheit, crumhorn, voice
  25. Kay Krause – ud, lute, fiddle, voice
  26. Michael Metzler – riq, tar, bells
  27. Sebastian Pank – shawm, recorder, crumhorn, voice
  28. Robert Weinkauf – voice, trommeln
  29. Yves Hermann – voice


Patterned Weaves – Preliminary Data

Chronicle of Fortingall purchased by the National Library of Scotland –


The medieval scribe as influencer –

Appalachian “Apple Hunter” Finds and Rescues 1200 Lost Varieties –

Standards and Guidons –

Prince Hal’s Head-Wound: Cause and Effect –

Tiny dragons and pretty pigs: Decoration in medieval Welsh manuscripts –

Video Links

June 12 – Thomas Cromwell’s quaking hand and most sorrowful heart – The Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society – On this day in Tudor history, 12th June 1540, a clearly frightened Thomas Cromwell, who was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his arrest on 10th June for treason, wrote to King Henry VIII regarding his “most miserable state”, asking for mercy, and pleading his innocence. Claire Ridgway, founder of the Tudor Society, shares Cromwell’s letter in today’s talk. It is an eloquent letter but also a very moving one. His fear is palpable. Find out how he fell from power and more about his arrest in this video –

Also on this day in Tudor history, 12th June 1530, Catherine of Aragon got rather cross with Henry VIII. Find out why in last year’s video –


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Largesse, Gifts and Auction items
·         ASXLVII = 24
·         ASXLVIII = 88
·         ASXLIX = 794
·         ASL = 2138
·         ASLI = 731
·         ASLII = 304
·         ASLIII = 146
·         ASLIV & ASLV = 230
·         ASLVI = 176 plus 4 puppets, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 1 kiss-lock pouch, 9 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 3 snip case w/snips, lucet 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
Total as a Household = 4237 handed off
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In ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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