Award of Arms

It came up again at Warriors and Warlords.  In fact, it was one of the trivia questions that the court herald used as filler while the assembled dignitaries were getting organized. What is the award you usually get after being in the Society for about a year???  The Award of Arms.   And there I…

Archery #1

As I’ve been hanging out with SCAdians, I’ve been enjoying archery more and more.  It is a fun hobby that nearly anyone can do for a whole lifetime and does not require a big initial investment to get a basic (modern) recurve bow and starter gear.  And, since the Baronial archers have been a very…

Catching Up …..

October and November ended up being amazing months for gardening here in southern Minnesota, and I forgot to record what I was creating and doing.  So, this is a quick brain dump before I start blogging more consistently. As part of striving to appear “non-modern,” I have started to create cover ups for modern items…

A Newcomer’s Guide for Newcomers

When I joined, I spent a frustrating couple of months in trying to figure out where to start.  Veteran SCAdians tried to answer my ill-formed questions, but the answers were so often (correctly) “It depends ….” and “Whatever you want …..” that I ended up feeling like I was trying to push water up hill…