Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Quick lines...

I was very exhaustively busy this weekend with an orchard full of guests due to the SCA event in Gold Beach. However, I did manage to get some chop n drop work done in the orchard since the fruit trees have not been pruned in what appears to be many years.

((Yes, this combat is one thing people do))

For those of you who do not know what the SCA is, it stands for the Society for Creative Anachronism. What they do is...
"The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our "Known World" consists of 19 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.
It was easy to see and learn how this can be helpful to a "permie" (One who practices permaculture). The very first people we met taught us how to dye plants properly using "Madder" which can be grown and is very expensive to use. However, the results were amazing. I learned a lot also from "Master Grendel" a smithy from the "Red Wolf Forge" as I watched and learned from him over 2 days regarding blacksmiths. I watched him make tent spikes, cooking equipment and the like. Now to apply things here... that's the trick of it. ;)

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