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Book of hours

The lazy reenactor girl on 2023-9-30
If you’ve been following my Facebook page for the last few weeks, you’ve seen all the manuscript pictures I’ve been sharing. And one of my favorite categories has been the Book of hours. So my plan here is to share a bunch of these, as they make an read/watch more

Upcoming Activities

Knights Crossing on 2023-9-28
📅October 4, 7:00pm: SCA-Bastelabend auf Deutsch! Online-Jitsi-Treffen, bei dem Menschen an ihren Projekten arbeiten und alles rund um SCA diskutieren können, komplett auf Deutsch. 📅October 8: Picnic & Practice read/watch more

How to make beeswax cloths

Handcrafted History on 2023-9-25
Beeswax cloths are a really simple way of storing food or a picnic snack during your historical event, and they are also nice to cover bowls and jugs! After this year’s Double Wars event when our encampments got overrun with … Continue reading → read/watch more

Virtues with beer: largess

The lazy reenactor girl on 2023-9-23
A while back, a friend gifted me a bunch of homemade brews named with the theme of knightly virtues. The beers where quite tasty, and my plan was always to drink them and think a little about the virtue of the moment. The beers are gone, but here read/watch more

Officer Position Open!

Knights Crossing on 2023-9-22
**English Below** Unsere Ministerin für Kunst & Wissenschaft (Barbara von Kempe) ist schon viel länger im Amt als üblich und hat sich eine Auszeit redlich verdient! Daher suchen wir nach jemandem, der die Position übernehmen kann. Hauptaufgaben read/watch more

Fermented Oatmeal Porridge

The Joy of Seax on 2023-9-18
This is the first of the weirder-sounding porridges I tried. The idea came from Julia Skinner’s Our Fermented Lives, in which she describes a number of fermented porridges, from various grains and in various cultures. One of the main ones is the read/watch more

Standard Oatmeal Porridge

The Joy of Seax on 2023-9-18
My initial feeling was that standard oatmeal porridge didn’t need much describing, so this post was here more for the sake of completeness than anything else. I’ve since found, as I talk to people about it and read about that there are a lot of read/watch more

The Irish Porridge Project

The Joy of Seax on 2023-9-18
We know that cereal grains were in use in pre-Norman Ireland. We also know that yeast baking doesn’t work very well in Ireland’s climate, such that soda bread is the traditional Irish loaf, rather than the yeast breads and sourdoughs that most other read/watch more

Cooking in Stoneware Pots

The Joy of Seax on 2023-9-18
For my elevation, Órlaith and Gytha got me a stoneware cooking pot. This is a pot made of actual stone - soapstone - and of a kind widely used in the Middle East in the era in which al-Warraq was writing. I have finally gotten a chance to try it read/watch more

October Dragon’s Tale has been published

Drachenwald Blog on 2023-9-17
Greetings good people of Drachenwald! The Chronicler has published the October Dragon’s Tale for your enjoyment. This links directly to the current newsletter (.pdf), and does not need a password. If this doesn’t work you can follow this link to the read/watch more

Baronial Change Over!

Knights Crossing on 2023-9-16
Here ends the reign of Their Excellencies William Gifford and Katherina Mornewegh and begins the reign of Their Excellencies Swanhilde von Bärenau and Anke die Bärenfängerin! Vivat! read/watch more

Vinegar Pickling in Medieval Europe

The Joy of Seax on 2023-9-14
For the last several years, I have had a research issue. Provoked by some of the discussion in this post on /r/AskHistorians (I am gothwalk in those comments), I went looking for evidence of vinegar pickling in Medieval Europe. I did not find it. read/watch more

incremental progress is still progress

Kareina's observations on 2023-9-13
Thanks Fjorlief, for that inspiring phrase...I really wanted this thesis done before summer was over, but here I am, still plugging away at it. While doing the literature review I found out about the Göteborg Arkeologisk Museum, which not only has read/watch more

Upcoming Activities

Knights Crossing on 2023-9-11
📅Sept 15-17: Challenges of the West by Drei Eichen (Neunkirchen-Seelscheid, Germany)⚔️Challenges of the West IV is an Event hosted by the Canton of Drei Eichen and the Shire of Roterde in the lovely read/watch more

Medieval painting – the practical bit

The lazy reenactor girl on 2023-9-9
2 weeks back I wrote about Medieval painting, but how do we use egg tempera? You’ll need an egg, some pigments, a small mixing vessel, a toothpick, water and a brush! Start by cracking the egg and separate the yolk from the white. When all the read/watch more



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