St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March with the Debatable Lands!

Hello Debatable Lands!

Did you know that the Barony is marching in the Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade this Saturday? Did you know you can come march, too?  Here’s the info from our organizer, Yingling:

We have been invited to march in the St Patrick’s Day Parade. This is an opportunity to introduce Pittsburgh to the Barony and the SCA. We have 30 slots for marchers and are alloted room for a truck pulling a trailer. However, the “30” is considered more of a guideline than a rule. The More the MErrier is the official stance!

Come on out and march with the Baroness. Show off your best garb and/or armor. Come fight! Come dance!

Some Rules:
This is a family event
No alcohol at any point during the parade.
No throwing things. (i.e. Candy or beads)
No political statements or displays.
No stopping the parade.
There must be a marcher at each of the 2 front tires of the truck as well as at the tires of the trailer.

The details:
The time to report is 9AM. The location is Liberty Ave, Strip District, between 21st and 26th Street.

I will be down there with our float which will consist of a White pick-em-up truck pulling an 18 foot flat bed trailer. The trailer will be sporting a cool banner we made for the barony. I’ll post on the Facebook event the exact location when I arrive.

The parade starts at 10 so there is enough time to finish armoring up/finishing touches on garb.
The parade is ~2 miles/45 minutes start to end.
They suggest parking in the Strip Dist and walking. I suggest meeting somewhere and carpooling into town.

There is room in the pick-up to store stuff during the parade. Or to ride if your feet hurt. The throne(obviously) and the benches on the trailer have been dibbed.

If anyone is interested in volunteering to drive the pick-up, it’ll be helpful. It is just an F-150 that will be pulling a trailer at slow speeds. Nothing tricky.

A suggestion was made last year that groups need to “Irish it up more”. So, dress in your finest garb and wear that ridiculous green bowler

Here’s the Facebook “event”:

See you there!
In Levitate et Caritate,
Baroness Hilda

BMDL Fiber Guild – March Meeting

Hello from Lady Lucetta DiCosimo! The BMDL Fiber Guild will have the March meeting on Tuesday, March 14th at 7PM, at Songbird Artistry, 4316 Penn Ave. in Lawrenceville (Google maps directions are available here). The topic is tablet and inkle weaving! Please bring your looms, your projects, and your favorite books, and your ideas! If you do not weave, that’s perfectly OK, just come to hang out with fiber minded people . We’ll see you all there!

Tea and snack will be happening, please contact me about any dietary restrictions at fiberguild(at)debatablelands(dot)org.

First Friday at Kierin and Odriana’s

Starting on Friday, 3 March 2017 at 6:00 p.m., Kieran and Odriana will be hosting “First Fridays” in their home in Hampton Township. For this meeting, please bring a covered dish — and not just any covered dish — bring either your favorite medieval recipe or a new medieval recipe to share with others. If you’re unfamiliar with medieval cooking and need some direction, here are a couple of useful links for beginner recipes that you can try:

Godecookery – “A Boke of Good Cookery”

​Medievalcookery – “Medieval Recipes”

Print out or write up your recipe and tell us a little bit about what you find interesting about the dish or what you enjoy about the dish. We’ll talk medieval cooking and hang out.

For those of you who aren’t so much into cooking, but are into Heavy Weapons, there will be some unofficial practicing taking place. Bring your armor and have some fun.

Parking on our property is limited, however, the near side of the parking lot next to our property is available to you for parking. There is no sidewalk, so we recommend dropping your passengers/armor off at the house and then parking next door.

To help us anticipate how many people will be coming, please either RSVP via email (jenn.strobel(at)gmail(dot)com) or by indicating that you are attending at the facebook event.

Kieran MacRae and Odriana vander Brugghe

Archery is on for February 19th

Hail to all archers! The weather is fair and the field is open!

In other words the weather is nice so we will be hosting Sunday archery practice.

Due to scheduling timing details will be finalized tomorrow. Stay tuned for a definite on what time we will open the range. We’ll start at 12:30 at the latest.

See you all at the usual highland park site.