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An Tir-West 2011 Post Mortem

Originally we weren’t going to A/W War. Because of the costs of fixing our kitty’s broken leg we really couldn’t afford to pay for the gas to drive 8.5 hours up and 8.5 hours back for the war. Their Majesties heard about this and offered to carpool with us to share gas costs. We really wanted to go.. so even…

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Beltane 2011 Post Mortem

I day-tripped Beltane. That trip turned out to be much shorter than I remembered it.. it only took about two hours to drive up there.. it took longer than it should have because I noticed my “low fuel” light had flashed on when I was half way up the mountain. I could probably have made it onto and off of…

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Fabric Sale

The great fabric cull has begun. My stash is bulging and it’s time to clear some of this stuff out. Send questions to: Sylvie@fibergeek.com. Shipping and handling will be added to purchases where the fabric needs to be mailed. I will be attending West Kingdom Beltane and I’m willing to bring the fabric there.

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Mists Spring Coronet 2011 Post Mortem

I day-tripped to Mists Coronet. Fearghus has Saturday classes for the next month or so and it’s just easier to day-trip than to all-out camp. I’d be tempted to skip the events.. except that I’m on multiple overlapping courts and I do want to be as helpful as I possibly can be. The day was won by Miles Fitz-Rauf fighting…

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Stumble-upons

Interesting Stumble-upons: The Colorful Iron Age Interesting conclusions about Medieval/Iron Age dyes and mordants. Researchers dyed some wool samples and then simulated aerobic and anaerobic burial conditions. “The dyes included madder, cochineal, Brazilwood, indigo, weld, and walnut, and the mordants included alum, copper, cream of tartar, and tin.” Pleatwork Yahoo Group Nice articles about early 16th century German pleatwork Aprons…

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Living History Podcast

Found mention of a reenactor podcast, “Living History Podcast”, on one of the email lists I follow. I haven’t listened to it yet but I have added it to my downloads.

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Fishing Weirs

Primative British fishweirs http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/adsdata/cbaresrep/pdf/074/07411001.pdf Basket weir http://www.le.ac.uk/ulas/annualreports/ar99-00/hemington/hemington.html Fish weirs on the Tâf, Towy and Gwendraeth estuaries, Carmarthenshire. http://web.onetel.net.uk/~rapanui/Fish_weirs/fish_weirs.htm

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The Proposal

For those of you who missed it.. Fearghus proposed to me during first court at 12th night.. and I said yes. I was head of court for Rolf and Aurora and had attendants setup for first court. I was sitting in the audience following along as court progressed (close enough to help if needed but far enough away that the…

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Chivalry

Virtues: Temperance Justice Honesty Courage Humility Loyalty Magnanimity Courtesy Largess Franchise Prowess Faith Article of interest: http://www.sca.org.au/chivalry/articles/Inigo_Virtues.html