House Capuchin Shield2All week was focused on the display for the big shindig local to Loren and Anja and the largest chunk of the House members. We only set up the display on Saturday of Beachcomber Days, because it seemed to be too much to set it up and tear down twice and the majority of folks were going to be here on Saturday.


We had an old friend (who is now considered to be a member of the House, or at least a friend of the House) come down from the Madrone area. Clarisse (Callie) and Anja have known each other since not long after Anja started playing with the SCA in An Tir… in Three Mountains. We ended up talking music and catching up on events in our lives since the last time we saw each other and she stayed through most of the weekend.

Balls & Hats

After prep and cookery, the display got the most attention this week, but we still had a good potluck on Sunday.

We’ve also worked out how to do the feast next February, and it may be both our House Feast and a Handfasting!

  • 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
Out in front of the booth – Alexander, Jalida, James

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 – We spent a lot of time planning and talking to people and digging out various bits and pieces of display stuff. Some planning happened for the potluck, too. …and pickling. The asparagus got done on Friday, so it wouldn’t be too strong (or limp) over the weekend. It’s done by cutting the stems to fit (you can see that it’s bloom end down) adding some garlic cloves that have been split longways and then the pickling broth. It’s then stuck in the fridge. The rest of the asparagus is below with the soup/stew.

Sunday is Father’s Day – this is from Thony Medina posted on Ansteorra Bards

Honored Father

I was taught from earliest age
that these virtues I should seek.
Braveness of heart, clearness of mind, 
and graciousness to the weak.

You are no raging bear, my son
no rutting boar of lust.
Be not a slinking serpent
filled with poison and distrust.

I’d see you grow both tall and strong
and for truthful words be famed.
Let honorable actions, words and deeds
bring you, your just acclaim.

This my Father taught to me
when I was at his knee.
Not only by the words he spoke
but the life I saw him lead.

Now my Father is gone to grace
with blade placed in his hands.
His body encased in sacred Cedar
and buried on Holy lands.

I lead the prayers beside his grave
these last word I did say.
” receive him now, beloved God.
for today is Heaven graced.”

When my life comes to its end
and my journey here is done.
These words i hope are said of me
” he was his Father’s son” – Gird Truthsayer ( 969 A.D.) also 6 /13 / 18.

Cookery – Tuesday Night into Wednesday a beef potroast got done. It was fridged, separated from the broth. On Thursday we hard-boiled eggs and did a small batch of kolace and a pair of rye loaves. On Friday the pickled eggs and asparagus pickle happened. The broth was degreased and heated and celery chopped, then rutabaga and carrots and turnip peeled and cut up. Anja’s frugal soul wouldn’t rest until she peeled the asparagus stubs and added them to the soup. The herbs and greens and barley went in last thing at night and it cooked overnight. Saturday morning (after the display set-up) the meat was cut up and de-fatted and added, and then last some instant rice was because it was still a bit thin.

Asparagus stubs – The butt ends of asparagus stems (most in pickle, above) from the grocery tend to be dried out and tough. Some of the not-so-tender stems also end up a touch stringy. This is Anja’s solution.

The Soup

…and somehow it got oversalted and no more pix happened. Well, Saturday evening potatoes got added and it’s palatable, so several of us were eating some on Sunday, period or not. 🙂

Sewing Time – Anja spent a lot of the early week working on the pouch that she started last week (1st pic is last Sunday). First she had to pick out the mistake found on Sunday, but she made another on Tuesday that needs to be unstitched back to, to fix. Later she was attaching frames.

Sewing Time – Saturday

Herb Bunch – The early summer harvest is really overwhelming, at times. Roses, ferns, bracken, cedar and the usual culinary herbs were what we worked on this week. The rose sugar had one or two flowers added each day. On Tuesday some of the herb harvest went into a chicken kiev and a cheese-stuffed chicken breast. Several types of pickles happened during the week (see elsewhere) and more herbs and greens went into the soup that was being worked on all week.

On Wednesday Loren and Anja spent quite awhile in their garden, moving pots to final locations, weeding, moving others out of the way of the mechanical sheep (lawn mower) before they’re moved back…and dumping some pots where the contents were dead. Loren also did some raking up of morning glory, along with other weeds, to trash can rather than letting it get a foothold.

Beachcombers’ Friday – Ended up being mostly cooking, since all but two things had been found. The stew is above in cookery. Callie got in around 11pm.

Beachcombers’ Display – We were working on this all week, finding pieces. Anja’s blackwork display board also needed repair, so that got worked on, but not finished. The clothing hanging across the back of the booth isn’t in this gallery since the pix didn’t work. There were 6 of us involved with setting the booth up, tearing down and talking to folks all day.

Project Day – …Was pretty busy. Callie and Anja went to the local farmer’s market in the

The pouch piece, finished!

morning and not long after they got back, Jalida showed up and then Isabeau. We had a lot of fun and worked on project and talked and drank cherry tea and snacked until Callie had to head for Southern Oregon, and then Jalida, Isabeau, Loren and Anja sat and talked for a while longer until the food was ready, and then we ate until we nearly popped. Even Isabeau could eat most of the foods! Everyone headed out before dark. We were all tired enough that while projects were going, no pictures happened, except for Anja’s blackwork….

We have next Winter Feast’s specifics worked out as far as whether and when and who and we even sat and talked menus!

Project Day – Potluck menu

Potluck Menu

  • Beef/Vegetable/Barley stew (worked on all week)
  • Utopenci (pickled sausage) – There was some left!
  • Asparagus pickle (made Friday)
  • Carrot pickle (made last week)
  • Turnip/parsnip pickle (made Tuesday)
  • pickled eggs (made Friday)
  • Rye bread – Sam (made on Thurs.)
  • Lemonade – Jalida –
  • Kolace (made Thurs)
  • Třešňový chai (cherry tea) – (feast leftovers)

Music – Claude Gervaise Danceries (a quatre parties) Renascença – EGMusic Classic – Álbum: Claude Gervaise : Danceries (A quatre parties) Artista: Ensemble Musica Antiqua: Novus Brass Quartet; Christian Mendoze, cond.


Jay (V), Sash (V), Anja, Loren, Isabeau (V), Jalida (V), Callie (V), then Callie, Jay, Jalida, Alexander and Isabeau on the weekend.

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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 – 1 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 = 3665 handed off

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