This last weekend Gerald and I attended the Spring Ithra in the Shire of Fire Mountain Keep. I was able to take two excellent courses, beginning with the extensive journey through Castles & Fortifications. It was enlightening.
The second course I participated in was Effects of Climate on Medieval Life taught by Dame Arwen Lioncourt. This was, without question, the most interesting Ithra class that I have taken. Dame Arwen presented a wide variety of evidence, both proxy (historical) and scientific, that demonstrated the significant influence that weather had on medieval life.
Science and the middle ages. I loved it!
Gerald taught his first Chainmail Ithra class in the afternoon. He’s now an official instructor. 🙂
At last, I finally have a picture to post of the beautiful wooden chest that Gerald made me for Christmas. What a lovely surprise this was.
This will be perfect for storing all types of items when we are camping at events this summer. It even doubles as a practical bench seat.
I love it. 🙂
One of my interests in the SCA is throwing axes, knives and spears. I’ve always loved to throw different pointy things. I started with screwdrivers and kitchen knives when I was a kid and progressed to javelins in high school and axes on the timber sports circuit when I was in college.
Last fall I began throwing at SCA events and had a great time. My first chance to throw this year was March 1st. A round consists of 20 axe, 20 knife and 20 spear throws. I scored a 136 out of 180, not a bad start for the year.