Pilgrimage this week in Adiantum on Friday! Adiantum Arts & Sciences Pilgrimage! Details below! This past week was all about potluck, and we had a nice one. We also did a little on projects, mostly finger puppets, although we finished 3 new ones and started the wigs for a few more. Coronet pix below!

This coming week meetings are back to the usual.

Breakfast for the potluck

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.
  • 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.

Next Potluck – Next Potluck – 10/16, 11/20, 12/18

Winter Feast LVI, Norse Theme. Page here – https://housecapuchin.com/winter-feast/winter-feast-norse-feast-as-lvi-february-2022/ More pages coming!

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/

Misc – Hobbit John and Helen Louise were given their AoA’s at Coronet!

Pic by Helen Louise at Shrewsbury

Weylen Middleson was apparently the winner of Coronet. People said details would be available today (Monday) but I’m not seeing much. So… here are the shield boards for the various rounds.


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..
(already held)
August 30: historic background of and hands on construction of walking sticks for pilgrimages – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMZ7Dx3ShBA (already held)
September 13: history of and hands on construction of bag shoes presented By HL Hrodr-Navar Hakonsson Steve Alter OP (already held)

Tuesday 9/20, The other shoe drops! THIS WEEK BAG SHOES: We will be meeting in a HYBRID meeting: in person and via Zoom.

IN PERSON: We will be parking at 812 South 57th Street on the West end of the lot, same as our last meeting. Access to this is via south 56th Street off of Glacier. This allows parking for all. Look for the blue signs on corners to guide you to the end of the street. 812 S 57th St https://maps.app.goo.gl/zziYEFXyyzbTEzoE6

our meeting will take place indoors. it is getting dark much earlier now and meeting indoors provides much needed lighting. Masks not required, but are available if you choose to wear one.
ZOOM LINK; https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4860229959…

THIS WEEKS SUBJECT: This is part 2! We will be making Bag shoes. HL Hrodnavar Hakonsson is teaching us how to make our own pair of Bag Shoes, preparatory to our mini pilgrimage this Saturday.

WHAT TO BRING; a Chair, and a drinking vessel, and about 1 yard of supple leather suitable for shoes. Strong scissors or something to cut your leather with. leather needle, about 2 yards of leather thong for lacing your shoes, and if you desire one bring insoles of your choice. More details are in the pdf link that is listed here. https://docs.google.com/…/1yZg2bfFoKN2gNPYU…/mobilebasic

Please read that! Those who were here last week should have the printed copy provided by HL Hrodnavar. Wear clothes suitable to the work at hand.

Adiantum Arts & Sciences Pilgrimage will be on Saturday September 24th at 11:00 AM! This Saturday!!!

You must contact me, Aila’ntha of WilliamsKeep aka Bonnie Williams, via messenger or text (541-505-4406) to confirm your place. It’s important for us to know how many people plan to walk with us so we can ensure enough of the following for everyone:

Maps, Passports, and Shells will be provided for each participant on arrival to our starting point. Passports will be stamped at each stopping point on our route. Pewter tokens will be presented at each stopping point on our walk. Certificates of completion will be presented to all who complete the walk.

A mini medieval feast of celebration will be enjoyed by those who complete the walk.

If you’ve been following along with our preparations you already know some of this. If you’re new to the group you’ve got some catching up to do!


Who: Anyone who wishes to dress in their best attempt at medieval garb and walk with us as we learn more about what it was to go on a Pilgrimage in the middle ages through experience.

What: Adiantum 1st Annual Mini Pilgrimage

Where: Springfield Oregon. We will begin at Day Island Park. Details of route below.

When: September 24th at 11:00 AM You don’t want to be late! We WILL leave at 11:30 AM.

How: Most of us will be walking. If you’re unable to walk 1.33 miles you’re welcome to ride a wheeled one person vehicle. That can be a cart, wheelbarrow, wagon, or for those who need it, a motorized chair. We only ask that your mode of transportation be able to travel legally on the sidewalks or bike paths of our route and that if it needs a pooper scooper YOU be responsible for cleanup!

Why: to learn through experience, to share what the SCA is all about with anyone who asks along our way, and to have fun with like minded folk as we go!

The route: Maps will be provided on arrival at our starting point.

We will begin at the south end of Day Island Park at the covered picnic area. https://www.willamalane.org/island_park.php

There is a public restroom in the park.

Our first stop will be Public House, approximately 6 blocks from our starting point. This is a former church and has a beautiful chapel room inside with stained glass reminiscent of some medieval churches. We will pause here to eat lunch in the outside seating area. You are invited to purchase your meal and beverage from one of the merchants inside the public house. This is akin to pilgrims stopping at an inn along thier way. Restrooms are available.

For more information on Public House click here: https://www.publichousehub.com/

Our second stop will be approximately 12 blocks on at Catholic Community Services. https://www.ccslc.org/

This was formerly a church and is now an outreach center reminiscent of monasteries of the middle ages. This will be a rest and beverage stop. We can sit under the tree, rest feet, and learn a bit more. Water will be provided. There is no restroom here!

Our final stop is approximately 8 blocks on, at Ebbert Memorial Methodist Church. https://ebbertumc.org/

It is an iconic building and very reminiscent of medieval churches. We will complete our pilgrimage here with a mini feast of celebration similar to those provided during the middle ages. Drink and food will be provided for you. There is a portapotty available for our use. Certificates will be passed out here to those who complete the walk. We will break bread together and talk about what we have experienced along our journey.

Finally, Return to the starting point will be done via shared rides…unless you want to walk back.

Please note! There may be media coverage of some part of this event.

Preparations continue this week! Don’t miss the chance to make your own Bag shoes Tomorrow!

| Pilgrimage With Simon Reeve | Chronicle – Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – For centuries pilgrimage was one of the greatest adventures on earth, involving epic journeys across the country and around the world. In the Middle Ages, the Church encouraged people to journey to shrines across the country. The most popular was the shrine of Thomas Beckett in Canterbury Cathedral, a journey brought to life in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.
Simon embarks on a 400 mile journey to Canterbury from the north of England, beginning at the mystical Holy Island, just off the coast of Northumberland. To reach the island, one of the earliest sites of Christian pilgrimage in Britain, Simon follows a line of posts marking out a crossing that emerges from the North Sea at low tide.

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 12thnight2023@antir.org.
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: https://antir.org/events/twelfth-night-2023/

Dance Vids – sample video for the ball handbook (two different approaches of the twos “more active” and “lazier”)

Classes – 

The Real-Life Couple That Inspired Beauty and the Beast – Weird History – It’s a tale as old as time – or, at least as old as the 1500s. But the real couple that inspired Beauty and the Beast lived a tragic life. The real life Beauty and the Beast were Catherine and Petrus Gonsalvus, and they were treated like freaks of nature by Europe’s kings and queens. Although the tale of Petrus and Catherine Gonsalvus isn’t the single inspiration of the tale – it has much deeper folkloric roots than that – its optics match those of the fictional couple.

Charlemagne’s Brutal Massacre Of 4,500 Saxons | Charlemagne | Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – This is the story of the dramatic and violent life of the Middle Ages’ most important emperor: Charlemagne. His life as a political strategist, a passionate lover, a man that conquered most of Europe, and a cultural visionary.

War, Famine & Plague: What Really Happened During The First Crusade? | Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – In the year 1096, western Europe embarked on its first crusade to the Holy Land. Marching tens of thousands of people half way across the world to defend the Byzantine Empire from the rising power of the Seljuk Turks, but also to capture Jerusalem from the Fatimid Caliphate. What followed was a period of brutal conquest, with religion used to justify the most cruel violence.

Early Week – …was all unpacking, processing photos and writing.

Cookery – More greens got processed on Wednesday. Marzipan got made on Friday and Saturday evening we got the venison roast started.

How To Prepare A Traditional Medieval Feast | Let’s Cook History | Chronicle – Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – Many think of The Middle Ages as a gloomy period for cuisine, as famine ravaged many parts of the world. However, throughout Europe, medieval kitchens were often filled with innovative and healthy dishes. Let’s take a deep dive into world of the medieval feast: from the preparation of bread, meat, wine and herbs consumed in castles to the banquets in the monasteries and the growing cities.

Whisky – Scotland’s Water of Life – Tasting History with Max Miller

Sewing – Other than laundry, this was all mundane until Saturday, when Anja pulled out her sampler, again, while she was talking to a ‘dane who stopped by to get help with a project. …there’s also her favorite tunic, which is going to need a re-do. The elbow went out!

Medieval Piecrust Hat? I Made a Barbette and Fillet! – Opus Elenae – IN WHICH our intrepid recreatrix ventures back into the world of medieval accessories! Join me this week as I make a barbette and fillet.

Rosalie’s Medieval Woman – Happy to be out all blinged up again! Thank you Companie Draco Routiers for hosting today!

Sundials, etc. – 

Making a Norwegian Seax Knife Blade | Blacksmith with Knife Making – Lynne Fairchild – Step by Step of creating steel and using this newly made steel to make a medieval Norwegian seax knife blade.
Follow along with the step by step process and learn about the history of cementation, the process of making steel from iron, that dates back to the 16th century!
Cementation is an archaic process for making steel by the carburization of iron. The process was first described in a treatise published in Prague in 1574, and first applied commercially in Nuremberg in 1601. The process is simply a vessel filled with iron bars nested in a bed of charcoal or carbon powder, and held at high temperature long enough for carbon to migrate through the iron.
The seax, or sax, was a medium to large single-edged Germanic knife. Today we recognize the seax most for the distinctive twisting pattern in the steel of the blade, but that pattern was far from universal in historical artifacts, and twisted pattern welding was common in Europe from late antiquity to the early middle ages. Blade shapes, handle construction and other identifying features of varied widely by time location and culture, because seax simply means “cutting tool” – it shares etymological root with scissors.
The invention of the grinding wheel is lost to history. Its earliest depiction is in the Utrecht Psalter from the Frankish Netherlands, circa 830 AD. Prior to that, blades were ground by hand against stationary stones, or with handheld slip stones. Slip stones are a very common archaeological find in sites from the early middle ages, although it must be said that most of these stones were for edge maintenance and not edge shaping.
0:00 | Introduction
0:08 | Cementation
10:55 | Welding Up the Bones of the Blade
27:17 | Welding a Patterned Blade
1:01:34 | Finale

Miscellaneous pictures

How To Make A Chisel Out Of A File – Townsends – Backwoods Blacksmith – Townsends

Shoe Repair In The 18th Century – Townsend’s short

Herb Bunch – The Farmer’s Market had some good stuff this week. One was a “tromboncini squash” (trombone?). Darned thing is 3 feet long! I also picked up grapes, blueberries, scallions, purple kale and some other things.

Wednesday’s Herbs in the Garden, started with harvesting the potatoes that were in a grow bag. After that I scrubbed those and the new ones from the market and set them to boil. I planted the ones that were smaller than a thumbnail, along with a couple of garlics that were really tiny.

Next was photos, then weeding. The mint needs to have more done… suddenly lots of grass in there…. but I got most of the planters cleared. A neighbor stopped by, interested in what I was growing and we talked for quite awhile as I was harvesting greens. I got celery, carrot and lettuce from the garden, plus dandelions from the lawn.

Project Day – 

Finger puppets

We walked in to a request to join an online bit for Helen Louise and Hobbit John who got an award at last night’s court and didn’t know about it, yet, so that slowed things down a bit, but it was fun! We all got to congratulate then in an online ambush. 🙂 Tempus got us coffee and stayed to participate. By 2 we had things set up to work and eggs boiling.

A few more finger puppets got made and the wigs for some more girls.

James got there at that point, and from then on, we ate, talked and enjoyed ourselves! The guys got some of the House stuff put away early on, (the trays and chafing dishes from Bera/Alail) and I got my cooking done early. We worked on feast scheduling and a few details of when/where to do pre-feast cooking and some of the things that we’re planning. Gotta get the last of the classes/activites lined up and then do the schedule.

Peggy Vlach – Today was Scriptorum day for me. Turned in 8 scrolls for the Barony and 1 for Kingdom.


James hit the grocery for some applesauce and pickled herring before he got to the shop. We started with apple muse with blueberries early on, put together the nibbles and the eggs with sauces and ate those all afternoon, cleaned up the leftovers and put them away around 6. The guys went to the grocery, then we finished up with the pot-roasted venison and vegetables around 6:30. We even had enough room to nibble halvah and marzipan right before James got picked up at 7:30. We’re going to sleep hard tonight, though.

Potluck Menu

Breakfast – apple muse with blueberries and 100’s of thousands


  • bread
  • butter
  • black olives
  • pickled beets
  • pickled brussels sprouts
  • pickled herring
  • radish spread
  • Hardboiled eggs with sauces – parsley, mustard


  • Pot-roasted venison
  • Vegetables from venison (leek, onion, carrot, parsnip, mushroom, kale, greens)


  • halvah
  • pirate marzipan
  • filbert marzipan
  • comfits


Pot-roasted venison – In many places, neither ovens nor spits were available for roasting meats. Pot-roasting, then, was an option. I’m hoping that I’m re-creating a typical northern european dish here that would have been set in a crock in a fire-pit to cook. The deer that gave us this roast was hunted by Arthur Lorenson. We also have a pound of ground elk meat for a later dish.

  • 1 elk or venison roast, about 2 pounds
  • 1 onion
  • 2 leeks (and about 1/2 of the green part)
  • 2 parsnips
  • 1 bunch kale, minus stems
  • cabbage
  • caraway
  • salt
  • bay leaf
  • water or broth

Method – It might be best to sear the roast, but I didn’t have a good way to do that.

  1. Peel and cut up vegetables and put into the crock.
  2. Set the roast on top.
  3. Add spices, then fill with water to 1/2-way up the roast, then shake to settle.
  4. Cook on low overnight. Add water if necessary.

Feast Planning

We spent quite awhile on logistics for the feast, talking ’em over and figuring out who needs to do what. It’s the first time James and I have had a chance to sit down with that.

Miscellaneous pix


Amazing medieval singing in Florence – Kyrie Eleison – The Creative Contessa – I happened across this haunting rehearsal while wandering the streets of medieval Florence. This is key prayer sung during a medieval mass: “O Lord have mercy” Enjoy!

Playford dance tunes: Maiden Lane – Grimstock – Old Mole – Pickin of Sticks – Millfield – Argeers – Passamezzo – Six dances from John Playford’s English Dancing Master, 1651

Eleanor Cramer: bass viol
Christopher Goodwin: lute
Alison Kinder: recorder
Tamsin Lewis: violin
Peter Lute Kenny: drum
From our CD An Excellent Medley – https://passamezzo.bandcamp.com/album/an-excellent-medley

𝔐𝔞𝔯𝔢 𝔅𝔞𝔩𝔱𝔦𝔠𝔲𝔪 – Music In Medieval Denmark, Ensemble Peregrina, A. Budzinska-Bennett & Benjamin Bagby – 𝔐𝔲𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔞 𝔐𝔢𝔡𝔦𝔢𝔳𝔞𝔩𝔢
Ensemble: Peregrina, Agnieszka Budzinska-Bennett & Benjamin Bagby
Album: Mare Balticum Vol. 1 – Music In Medieval Denmark
Video: Carta Marina et descriptio septemtrionalium terrarum ac mirabilium rerum in eis contentarum, diligentissime elaborata anno 1539 Veneciis liberalitate Reverendissimi Domini Ieronimi Quirini – Olao Magno, XVI secolo

København, Det Arnamagnæanske Institut, ms. AM 76, 8° (Mid-15th C.)
1 Mith Hierthae Brendher
2 O Rosa In Iherico
3 Gaude Mater Letare
4 Psallat Fidelis Concio

Meister Rumelant von Sachsen (2. Half Of The 13th C.)
5 Got In Viel Hohen Vröuden Saz
6 Got In Viel Hohen Vröuden Saz (Instr.)
7 Die Tenschen Morder
8 Alle Künige Vürsten Herren
9 Alle Künige Vürsten Herren (Instr.)

From Knud Lavard’s Office (13th C.)
10 Gaudet Mater Ecclesia
11 Ave Martyr Dux Danorum
12 Decus Regni Et Libertas V. Cetibus Angelicis
13 Dulcis Martyr Dux Kanute
14 Preciosa Mors Sanctorum
15 Von Meiner Mervart – Michel Beheim
(Codex Runicus, C. 1300)

København, Det Arnamagnæanske Institut, ms. AM 76, 8° (Mid-15th C.)
16 Drømte mig en drøm i nat (Instr.)
17 Maria candens lilium
18 Letificat laudatio

Conductor, Liner Notes, Medieval Harp, Vocals – Agnieszka Budzinska-Bennett
Harp, Vocals – Benjamin Bagby
Vielle – Baptiste Romain
Vocals – Hanna Järveläinen, Kelly Landerkin, Lorenza Donadini

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Video Links

Charlemagne’s Bloody Rampage To Defeat His Arch Enemy Widukind | Charlemagne | Chronicle – Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – This is the story of the dramatic and violent life of the Middle Ages’ most important emperor: Charlemagne. But, one man seemed to evade Charlemagne’s grasp: Widukind. The Saxon’s legendary leader boldly resisted conversion to Christianity in the face of the Holy Roman Emperor. How did Charlemagne finally defeat the “child of the forest”?

The Volcanic Winter Of 536 AD: When The Sun Disappeared | Catastrophe | Chronicle – Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – From late 535 AD to 536, written records from across the world suggest a huge climate catastrophe. Dubbed the year “without a summer”, the sun was completely dimmed and shadows were invisible even at noon. The cause of of the “worst year to be alive in history” has been long uncertain. – Was it a comet? An asteroid? A volcano? Archaeologist David Keys reveals the latter is to blame for the Dark Ages of famine and plague that shaped the world order of today. Episode 1 of 2.


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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 = 187 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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