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Medieval Housewife

The nearby town of Huntingdon holds a Mayfest every year, on the last weekend of April. They have a time-travelling sort of theme, with Renaissance, Rev and Civil wars, and more modern eras of US history.

Street fair

This year the local SCA group provided a bit of historical flavor for the Renaissance section (though we did medieval, mostly – don’t tell anyone). There was fighting and dancing, of course, and I did “Medieval Housewife” and set up a display.

Medieval display

I had the gamut: sewing and textile tools, of course, but also pottery, medieval foodstuffs, writing implements – whatever I thought would be neat to display. It was the first hot day of spring – nearly 90F – and the beeswax in my tablet heated enough to send its sweet aroma wafting around the display.

Medieval pottery

Nick and I took a spin around the Fair to see the sights and eat fair food. The wildlife rescue group had an enormous skink and some raptors on display, including this piratical barn owl.

Barn owl

We also took a tour through the Redbud Quilt Guild display and competition, and saw some beautiful quilts. No interest in doing that myself, but I like to admire the work of others.

Lots of pictures were taken of me in my Medieval Housewife clothes, but I don’t have any of them. Sorry.

4 Comments on “Medieval Housewife”

  1. #1 cyndy
    on Apr 30th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Sounds like fun :-)

    Great display of your wares..

    There should be a TV show…
    …”medieval housewife” …I’d watch it….

  2. #2 CTJen
    on Apr 30th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    That is so neat! I wish I could’ve played SCA w/ you–you make it look like so much fun!

  3. #3 Laura
    on May 4th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    I respectfully request a picture of the big skink.

  4. #4 henry porter
    on Jan 27th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    That looks to be a Screech Owl, not a Barn Owl.