House Capuchin Shield2Not nearly as many classes and links this week. I guess people are slowing down…. or maybe I am. Am I not looking as hard? Lots of interviews, but mostly people that I don’t know. Mostly we were busy on harvest stuff.

This is the time of year that Mell-suppers and Kirn-suppers were held in England, at least late in period. Various other countries have other harvest celebrations, but at the least we

Pickled onions

were helping out by hitting the Farmer’s Market and stocking up on various vegetables. Crockpots and dehydrators got a workout! We have more to do, but we’re past the worst. Next up will be the mushroom markets, but we may not do much with those other than making some mushroom soups.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

We’re hoping to get back to some projects this week, although a little got done, at least in the plant tending/harvesting and some experimenting with baby toys.

Finished tagging my largess dragons yesterday. Here is an update on my brickwork project…the stitching is done, just need to cut it out and sew it up.

All meetings are on hold for the moment, although Project Day (being held over both Saturday and Sunday, now) and the Monthly Potluck are being held in the Virtual Realm. We’re also doing mini-potlucks, just Anja & Loren and one other “pod” at a time. Let us know if you’re interested!

  • Cynthia Ley – Yesterday being one of the two House Project Days, and today being too busy for any work to be done, here’s what I worked on yesterday. Anja inspired me with her talk of pincushions, and I had some little in-progress Assisi motifs laying around, so I am now finishing them and using them as pincushion motifs. This is the one currently being completed. The motif is just slightly over an inch tall.

    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 Virtual Potluck – 10/18
  • Next Winter Feast tentative Date is 2/15/21, Probably not being held….
Greens and herbs on Saturday.

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 – 1978 Found Super 8 Film – Society for Creative Anachronism, Balboa Park San Diego

Educational Events

A Master List for finding classes, webinars and other things –

11/7 – The Trimaris Heraldic, Scribal, and Linguistics Symposium

Past and Recordings

SCA Iberia –

First Virtual Courtesan College –
has a lot of recordings here: Knowne World Courtesans –

9/4-9/7 – An Tir Grand Ithra –

Craig William Robertson (Used with permission, collected on Facebook on 9/24/20)
I started this over 10 years ago at Lacey/Tumwater, WA at ~47 degrees North latitude where I put in a single line during the Autumn Equinox. The project got shelved after that measurement and got dusted off December 2019 for new measurements at ~51 degrees North latitude.
A noticeable observation can be made between the original AE line at 47 degrees North (it’s the dullest line on the compass face) and the AE line at 51 degrees North. Both lines predictably follow the same arc; however, the 51 degree North arc falls below (closer to the center of the compass) the more Southern 47 degrees North arc.
Here’s some words from the initial post that followed the progress starting last year when I dusted off this 10+ year old project along with the new pictures for the equinox.
“A small project that I began over 10 years ago at Lacey/Tumwater, WA (~47 degrees N latitude) and recently dusted it off this autumn. Attempting to simulate the sunkompass find of Uunartoq Fjord, Greenland. I was able to put in a new curve during the winter solstice (~51 degrees N latitude). Not quite the ~71 degrees N for Uunartoq or ~60 degrees N like Oslo, but the concept is solid. Looking forward to putting in a new curve come the spring equinox.”
If I find myself at a different latitude during the upcoming equinoxes and/or solstices then I might arrange to have new lines drawn. However, until then this project has reached its conclusion after its 10+ year story arc. Thank you to those who followed its progress during this past year.

Classes – 

GERMAN RENAISSANCE LANDSKNECHT HAT: Curled Feathers and Absolute Fashion

Viking Helmets (Early Medieval)

Weapons of the Early Medieval Period (Viking)

Early Week – Mostly was picking up and putting things away and eating leftovers.

Pickled onions

Cookery – We made a *big* farmers’ market run on Wednesday. A lot got eaten up fresh, but we set up a chicken and vegetable soup and started dehydrating vegetables for later use. That kept going on Thursday and Friday. Anja went out and harvested some of our own vegetables and re-grown veg ends. We also decided that the lovely small onions that we got were the perfect size for pickling, so a jar of those got set up and into the fridge on Friday. The last of the tomatoes went into the dehydrator on Friday, after the zucchini, Thursday evening.

More happened on Saturday and Sunday.

Lots of dried stuff – yellow squash, celery and tomato, lemon, cantelope, zucchini, tomato, apple, honeydew.

Cooking made us human, but spices kept us safe


How to Make a MEDIEVAL TRENCHER – Torte Bread

Anja – I just finished an interesting book, “Anne Boleyn: 500 years of Lies” by Hayley Nolan. The book’s premise is that the marriage of Anne and Henry VIII wasn’t the great love story that it’s been portrayed as, nor the seduction of an unsuspecting king by an horrendous slut, but a political tactic on her part and a typical psychopathic set of actions on his. Interesting. I think she proves her point. I read it on my Amazon Kindle Reader.

A couple of other books were pointed out on a similar topic on the group.

Sewing – The rattle and squeakers came this week, so the experimenting as to how to make them work commenced.

Herb Bunch – Various harvesting and tending happened during the week. On Saturday we got serious about setting up a stew, so greens and onions were harvested for that.

Project Day – We’re running the Virtual Project Day from 1pm on Saturday to 5pm on Sunday, now. We started the day with a chicken stew and put the leftover veg into the dehydrator. (Pix in cooking, above) Gudrun contacted us during the afternoon. She’s finally starting in college even if it’s under covid restrictions! She just moved, so she’ll get back to us when she’s settled.


Riccardo Cuor di Leone e Blondel de Nesle

Testament: Archangels’ Banquet / Shepherds’ Delight – The Renaissance Players

Arlys found this beautiful piece. “Emilio Villalba is with Lorenzo Cutillas Turpin and 3 others – Last summer, taking advantage of the fact that we met at the Maremusicum de Roquetas de Mar (Almeria) Festival, we met with DeMusica Ensemble, grupo vocal femenino de Música Antigua, to record this song: ′′ Mother of Déus “, CSM No. 422 , live in this beautiful chapel.”


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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 – 222 plus 4 puppets, 3 hippocras mix, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 1 kiss-lock pouch, 10 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 4 snip case w/snips, lucet cords, 25 pouches for block-printing, 1 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

Total as a Household = 4053 handed off

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