Stefan's Florilegium Updates for October 2005

THLord Stefan li Rous shares updates to Stefan's Florilegium for October 2005.

Greetings to the Gentles of the Known World,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for October, detailing what is new in the Florilegium this month.

I am currently putting together a list of "desired articles" to be posted on the website. Perhaps this list will encourage some of the talented authors we have in the SCA, who say "But I don't know what to write about" to produce an article or two. So, if there are any articles you would like to see written, please email me and I will consider your suggestions for this list.


A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past sixteen years in an ongoing effort, I have been collecting bits of useful information from various newsgroups, mail lists and articles submitted to me by their authors. In order to make this information available to others, I have placed this information in a series of files I call Stefan's Florilegium.

I am always interested in new articles. If you have written an article that would be of interest to others in the SCA, please send it to me for possible inclusion in the Florilegium. Contact me for more details.

I am also interested in volunteers who might be interested in helping me maintain the Florilegium. Everything from collecting materials, editing and web work is needed. Again, please contact me for more details.

For those who would like to help support the Florilegium project in another way, I have added a PayPal donation button on the top page of the site. Any donations, while not tax deductible, do help pay the overhead costs of keeping the site running.

THLord Stefan li Rous

Here are the new files for this month:

In the ENTERTAINMENT section:
  • fireworks-lnks - Links to info on medieval fireworks by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

In the FEASTS section:

  • rasng-fd-fsts-msg - Raising plants and animals for SCA feasts

In the FOOD section:

  • bag-cheeses-art - "Making Simple Bag Cheeses / Cheese in Period" by Lord Jakys the Chesemonger.

In the FOOD-MEATS section:

  • skewred-meats-msg - Period meat dishes cooked on skewers.

In the PERSONAL CARE section:

  • cosmetics-lnks - Links to info on medieval cosmetics and perfumes by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

In the STRUCTURES section:

  • fountains-msg - Period fountains. Building fountains.

In the UNCATALOGUED section:

  • crime-punish-lnks - Links to medieval crime and punishment by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

Here are some of the updated files.

  • tent-dsguises-msg - Ideas for disguising modern tents.
  • tent-floors-msg - What to use on the ground in your tent.

Since this is October, and Halloween is coming up, here are some of the files in the Florilegium associated with this holiday:

  • gourds-msg - (99K) 1/22/05 Gourds, pumpkins, squash. Recipes.
  • Halloween-art - (8K) 9/14/00 "Halloween, Medieval Style" by Lady Muireann ni Riordain (Jessica Wilbur).
  • Halloween-lnks - (7K) 12/26/04 Links to Halloween and its origins by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.
  • Walking-Dead-art - (50K) 9/ 4/96 "The Walking Dead: Draugr and Aptrgangr in Old Norse literature".


Copyright 2005, Mark S. Harris.
Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted if the contents are left unchanged and the author is notified of the publication. Notification may be by email and reformatting is allowed.


THLord Stefan li Rous
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris
Austin, Texas

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