It was quiet as far as projects go this week. Anja is harvesting greens for the feast, and starting on 12th Night clothing. Loren’s mostly been working on bread and sanding projects. Other folks chimed in on Sunday for Project Day. There are a lot of links below, and even an awful Loren pun in the funnies.

No Herbs in the Garden this week. Anja’s going to be recording that evening and needs some time to get ready. Potluck is Sunday. Anja’s planning a lentil pottage and either fennel chicken or a pork roast, with a vegetable stew and most likely apple muse. Loren’s planning bread and flavored butters.

Thankfully our garden doesn’t have rabbits to whack, just the slugs & snails.

Herbs in the Garden, Sewing and Project Day are ongoing. Masks required. We’re keeping right on with the virtual meetings side-by-side with the actual. 

  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 7am-9pm, on hold
  • Herb Workshop, In the Garden – Almost weekly over the summer. Please ask to join the facebook chat! Usually at 3pm on Wednesdays. (Not this week)
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, 1 to 4pm
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.
This is the harvested greens after soaking overnight. The flowers lifted straight up!

Next Potluck – Next Potluck – 8/21, 9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/18

Winter Feast LVI, Norse Theme. Page here – More pages coming!

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:

Misc – 

The Long and Short of It – Evening Court – Streamed live on Aug 13, 2022 – Principality of the Summits, Kingdom of An Tir SCA

The Long & Short of It – Championships – Streamed live on Aug 13, 2022 – Principality of the Summits, Kingdom of An Tir SCA


Ongoing meeting/event! Adiantum Arts & Sciences Update
With the arrival of summer, we will once again begin meeting in hybrid meetings, outdoors, beginning on Tuesday July 19th.
On that date we will begin an 8 week series of classes and activities leading up to a mini Medieval Pilgrimage across our small town.
(already held) July 19th This will be a short history of Pilgrimages in the middle ages. August 2(already held): A brief history and hands on construction of Pilgrims Bags preparatory to our mini pilgrimage on September 24th..

August 16: a short diversion from our theme to a class on the history and construction of Arrow building 101, scheduled months ago. HL Alan Bowyer will be our guest presenter.
August 30: historic background of and hands on construction of walking sticks for pilgrimages
September 13: history of and hands on construction of bag shoes presented By HL Hrodr-Navar Hakonsson Steve Alter OP

September 2 , 2022 until September, 5 2022 – SEPTEMBER CROWN 2022 – Kitsap County Fairgrounds and Event Center – 1200 Fairgrounds Rd NW Bremerton, WA 98311 – Please join your friends and family from around the Kingdom (and those traveling from far distant lands) as we witness the fierce competition amongst those who would vie for the Sable Lion Throne of An Tir. The warriors who would claim such title must be fierce in deeds and chivalrous in nature. The finest representatives of these traits will be present at this most worthy of occasions. September Crown is also the occasion of the Kingdom of An Tir Protector Championship (archery and related), as well as the An Tir Kingdom Equestrian Championship. Both competitions will be glorious to watch. The location is within the beautiful lands of The Barony of Dragon’s Laire, where Their Excellencies Kloe of Thira and Arion the Wanderer await your arrival. We will do our best to ensure your stay with us is something to bring memories lasting a lifetime.

September 16 , 2022 – September, 18 2022 – SUMMITS CORONET – Briaroak – Come bear witness to the grand tournament that will select the heirs to the Alpine Thrones.


JAN 13, 2023 AT 12 PM – JAN 15, 2023 AT 5 PM – An Tir 12th Night 2023 – Valley River Inn
Event by Barony of Adiantum, Pam Perryman and Esther Reese
Hello From An Tir 12th Night 2023!
12th Night 2023 will be held in the Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Oregon). Our event site is the lovely Valley River Inn, which is happy to host the SCA again.
For those new to the site, the “SCA block” is the entire hotel! The staff is friendly, with many having been our hosts at past events in their hotel. They know us, and they love our events. At 12th Night 2020, fifty-three+ hotel staff worked with Gold Key to wear garb during the work shift. It’s a welcoming space that’s all ours for the weekend!
Your event Stewards are Dame Yseult of Broceliande Ol, OP (Pam Perryman) and Honorable Emma Haldane (Esther Reese).The best way to reach them is to send an email to
The event email will be checked at least once a day, and usually several times a day.
Site Fee is $30.00, with a $5.00 discount for SCA members. There is no pre-registration or payment; pay and sign in at the gate.
The event page is hosted on the An Tir server, on the calendar page.
That will always be the most up-to-date place for information:

Dance Vids

Branle Cassandre – Adéla Jelínková

Branle simple – jednoduchý branle – Adéla Jelínková

Early Week – Not much happening, except for the usual watering and some scheduling of classes and recordings.

Cookery – During the week Anja did a bunch more greens harvesting and prep. More greens were harvested Friday evening, soaked overnight and prepped on Saturday. On Saturday she also started a lentil pottage since we’re used up all the frozen ones.

Debunking the Myths of Leonardo da Vinci – Tasting History with Max Miller

What Did Normal People Eat In The Middle Ages? | Tudor Monastery Farm | Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – The team focuses on preparing the staple foods of everyday Tudor life: bread and ale. A hard-working Tudor farmer could consume a two-pound loaf and drink eight pints of weak ale in a day. With the monasteries owning much of the farmland Ruth, Peter and Tom are well aware of the importance of praying for a successful harvest.

Sewing – Anja is starting to work on 12th Night clothing.

Flax to linen: from sowing to sewing. – Rob Stephens – As a break from scything videos, this is an overview of my venture into flax processing from seed to thread.
The simple cloth and thread I’ve managed to produce are some way off the quality usually associated with linen, but hopefully they give some idea of what goes into producing these goods.
Although I have spun wool, I’m fairly new to spinning flax and weaving. This is just my second proper year of growing and processing flax and, although it’s a lot of work and sometimes the fibre is very frustrating to work with, it can be enormously satisfying to produce one’s own thread, cordage and cloth. I learnt a great deal in the first year, and a lot more this year; I continue to learn and make mistakes!
Tools: apart from the rigid heddle loom, wool carders and berry picker, I have made my own tools or adapted them from other stuff – the spinning wheel treadle is from an antique Jones sewing machine. I built the seed cleaner using an open-source design kindly supplied by (and it works well).
Growing: due to bad weather at the start of the 2021 growing year, sowing was delayed 2-4 weeks here in the North of England; the flax still grew, if not quite as tall as in the previous year, and I harvested it after around 100 days from sowing. Note that I was growing the flax for fibre, not seed, but there was still a fair amount of seed that appeared to have ripened – perhaps it’s not all viable but we’ll see next year!
Various other youtubers have inspired and educated me with their flax processing and spinning videos; some of the techniques I use are ones I haven’t seen used elsewhere, so I hope this video helps someone else too. – (Watch on YouTube, won’t play here!)

Flax seeds etc. in the UK: |
Note: these flax seeds are a special type for long fibre, they’re not the grown-for-seed types (for food, linseed oil). –

Embroidery Patterns Inspired by a 17th Century English Sampler – Lynne Fairchild – Some embroidery patterns based on a 17th Century sampler at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Embroidery with silk on linen tabby ground. Circa 1650-1670. Overall size: 23 3/8 x 6 7/8 in.
“Long samplers from England in the 1600s often reproduced or adapted designs from earlier pattern books for needlework. Samplers were created as a mark of achievement in needlework by young ladies as they progressed in their education. Because they display levels of skill and technique, samplers often include figurative or scenic decoration along with the alphabet and various horizontal and vertical patterns that could serve as guides for future stitching. Most samplers reveal the pride of a young lady as she showed off her considerable accomplishment in sewing and were treasured from generation to generation.” (Cleveland Museum of Art)

Sundials, etc. – 

Roofing in the Wilderness – Thatch – Townsends Wilderness Homestead – Townsends

Keeping Livestock on the Frontier – Wattle Fence Build – Townsends

This is the harvested greens after soaking overnight. The flowers lifted straight up!

Herb Bunch – Watering and harvesting this week, mostly. Anja’s been working on a greens harvest, prepping and freezing for winter soups.

This week’s gleanings were:

  • Celery – greens and blossoms
  • Chive blossoms
  • Garlic scapes
  • Carrot – greens and blossoms
  • Oregano
  • Dandelion greens
  • Summer lettuce – greens and blossoms
  • Plantain greens and seed heads

Those all went in with the kohlrabi and onion greens from last week.

Seed pops got planted in pots where nothing had sprouted. These are seeds wrapped in clay and worm castings in a popsicle stick with the plant names on it.

  • Stir fry pop – thai basil, garlic chives, pak choi
  • Bumble Bee pop – china aster, lance-leaved and plains coreopsis, purple coneflower, wild bergamot, black-eyed susan
  • Super greens pop – spinach, kale, wheatgrass

Beans got planted and slug bait set out, as well.




Project Day – Ailantha chimed in early on and Gudrun, later. Sasha had checked in a couple days back. Arlys had a pic, later.

<<<<<<Ailantha – “Hi! I finally made it to your project day! I’m presently plotting the trim on my veil. Going to incorporate these materials.”

Isabeau had posted early in the week – “I’m embroidering on another tunic neckline.” >>>>>

Arlys said, “Embroidering geese.”

Anja spent a little while working on the newsletter and Loren made a batch of bread. Later she started scraping carrots for the lentil pottage, but it didn’t actually get made until Monday.

Feast Planning – Working on greens for the various pottages, breads, and other dishes.

Miscellaneous pix

Music – Medieval Music–Hardcore Medieval Dance Party Mix – Sylvan Wandering – The fastest, most upbeat and hardest core medEVIL music out there! So grab your tankard of ale and put on your medieval dancing shoes and turn up the VOLUME!

𝔄 𝔩𝔢𝔫𝔱𝔯𝔞𝔡𝔢 𝔡𝔢𝔩 𝔱𝔢𝔫𝔰 𝔠𝔩𝔞𝔯 – (A l’entrada del temps clar) Ensemble Murmur Mori – 𝔐𝔲𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔞 𝔐𝔢𝔡𝔦𝔢𝔳𝔞𝔩𝔢
Murmur Mori, Dançando la fressca Rosa, Video: MS Fr 20050 (XIII secolo) & MS. Bodl. 264 (XIV secolo) –

“A lentrade del tens clar”, often “modernized” in “A l’entrada del temps clar”, is a ballad originating from Occitania and is one of the most famous and beautiful musical themes that survived the time and came down to us directly from the twelfth century. The May Day Celebrations, (Calendimaggio) were among one of the most celebrated popular holidays in the European Middle Ages.
Ancient pre-Christian reminiscences linked to the cult of Nature and the harvest, which are necessary to be able to survive more than anything else.
In this minimal and rustic performance, no arrangement is taken into account that could make the melody that has come down to us more captivating. Each note is played exactly as it was written, each word sticks to the original text and you can see it yourself reading through the manuscript in the video.The idea is to evoke the suggestive, rural, festive and folk impressions present in the lyrics of this “Ballata”.The text is shown below both original and translated into English, have a good listening.

Ancient Occitan:
A lentrade del tens clar eya, pir ioie recomencar eya, e pir ialous irritar eya, vol la regine mostrar, kele est si amorouse, a lavi, a lavie ialous, lassaz nos lassaznos ballar entre nos entre nos. Ele a fait per tot mandar eya, non sie iusqala mar eya, pucele ni bachelar eya, que tuit no venguent dancar, en la dance ioiouse, ala vi, alavie ialous, lassaz nos, lassaz nos ballar entre nos, entre nos. Lo Reis ivent dautre part eya, pur la dance destorbar eya, que il est en cremetar eya, q on ne li vuelle emblar la regine aurillouse, a lavi, ala. Mais pur neient lo vol far eya, kele na soig de viel lart eya, mais dun legeir bachelar eya, ki ben sache solacar la donne savorouse, a la vi, ala vie ialous. Qui donc la veist dancar eya, e son gent cors deportar eya, ben puist dire de vertat eya, kel mont non sie sa par la regine ioiouse, a lavi, ala vie ialous.

At the beginning of the bright season, indeed
In order to be joyous again, indeed
And to annoy the jealous, indeed
The queen wants to show
That she is so amorous.
Hit the road, hit the road, you jealous!
Let us, let us
Dance among us, among us.

She has had it announced everywhere, indeed
That, as far as the sea, indeed
There shan’t be maiden nor young man, indeed
Who shan’t all come to dance
In the joyous dance.
Hit the road, hit the road, you jealous!
Let us, let us
Dance among us, among us.

The king comes, indeed
To disturb the dance, indeed
For he is in turmoil, indeed
That someone would want to steal
The April Queen.
Hit the road, hit the road, you jealous!
Let us, let us
Dance among us, among us.

But his toil is in vain, indeed
For she doesn’t care for an old man, indeed
But for blithe young one, indeed
Who would well know how to please
The savoury lady.
Hit the road, hit the road, you jealous!
Let us, let us
Dance among us, among us.

Whoever would see her dance, indeed
And her move her pretty body, indeed
Could well say, by his troth, indeed
That she has no match in this world
The joyous queen.
Hit the road, hit the road, you jealous!
Let us, let us
Dance among us, among us.

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Video Links

Vampire pigs on trial in medieval France – Hidden History – Why was a French town so terrified of pigs that it passed an ordinance preventing their sale? And why have the animals been viewed as ferocious killers throughout the ages?

The battle of Stonehenge – was Neolithic civil war fought around stone circle? – Hidden History – Researchers have claimed to have found evidence of an ancient Neolithic civil war at a site close to Stonehenge.

Firefighters tackle massive field blaze near Stonehenge – Hidden History – Firefighters rushed to the scene of a huge field fire close to Stonehenge.


Loren did it again. This was my delicious lunch, but he warned me, “I didn’t salt it!” “Oh?” “No, I was afraid it’d be saltire! (saltier)”

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Largesse, Gifts and Auction items
·       ASXLVIII = 88
·         ASXLIX = 794
·         ASL = 2138
·         ASLI = 731
·         ASLII = 304
·         ASLIII = 146
·         ASLIV & ASLV = 230
·         ASLVI & ASLVII = 181 plus bookmarks, 4 puppets, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 1 kiss-lock pouch, 10 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 3 snip case w/snips, 23lucet 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, 46 key bottle openers, 4 dishcloths, box of thread waxers.
Total as a Household = 4240 handed off

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