All posts by Maedbh ni Clerigh

Two hobby horses

Stick horse jousting – a youth activity

Once the kids assembled their stick horses, it was time to put them to use! I offered three jousting activities, modeled after skills I’d seen in adult jousting demos, but modified to include water balloons. The day wasn’t really a water balloon temperature, but that didn’t douse their enthusiasm! Tips: SCA youth combat weapons make … Continue reading Stick horse jousting – a youth activity

Medieval image (15th century) of chlidren riding stick horses in the margin of a document.

Make a (mostly) medieval stick horse – a youth activity

At Summer War Practice I tested a new make-and-take youth activity for our younger attendees: making a medieval stick (or hobby) horse. I based the activity on a pattern I found online, and then proceeded to make it in as period a fashion as possible. This turned out to be fairly easy using period fabric … Continue reading Make a (mostly) medieval stick horse – a youth activity

January redaction pies.

Basic Meat Pie

January Redaction Challenge The new year brought a new redaction challenge, with far less guidance from previous versions: the basic medieval meat pie. Starting with a general background (download the challenge here), participants created their own versions. As a result, we had dishes with goat, beef, chicken, and venison grace the sampling table. We offered … Continue reading Basic Meat Pie

January redaction challenge

Medieval Meat Pies (adult) Jump down to the youth challenge, Fine Cakes (from A Boke of Gode Cookery at  http://www.godecookery.com/goderec/grec11.htm) DESCRIPTION: Basic recipe for a medieval/Renaissance-style meat pie Medieval meat pies usually consisted of beef, pork, venison, or fowl, or a mixture of those meats. The meat was either broiled or boiled, then either used … Continue reading January redaction challenge