Posted by: LittleDragonFarm | July 22, 2011

Hobbies and the current project

We really like history so we are members of the SCA or Society for Creative Anachronism- basically a medieval history group that tries to re-enact certain parts of the middle ages without the nasty stuff.
My husband is a blacksmith and I like to cook and we both garden and raise animals. Currently we are raising a small flock of birds that trace their origins to ancient times in Asian (Silkies) and those of Rome (Dorkings-known as the bird that fed the Roman army). We also raise rabbits but at this time are looking at raising a more period appropriate rabbit or angora rabbits so we can use the fur for spinning and weaving as you shave them almost like sheep- although not quite.

My current project is a feast at the end of August for about 80 people so not too big. I am trying to raise a good part of the incidental food on our “farm” such as eggs, rabbit, herbs, eggplant and other veggies. John is actually making the charcoal to cook the meats on so we don’t have to use the modern version with all the additives. We have researched all sorts of aspects for this feast from taverns and inns to what was use in the kitchen and in the inn’s common room for decor- all sorts of aspects other than just the food. I added some of the pictures of the veggies and the chickens, although it doesn’t show the dorkings well and the silkies not at all just our Ameraucanas or raptor birds as we call them.

I am going to try and document in pictures the preparation leading up to the feast as well as some of the other things we are studying/researching.

I hope anyone reading finds them sort of interesting.

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