July Newsletter 2021

Routine Maintenance and Upkeep

All links and information on the website is current and functional! There were fewer dead links this month than there have been in the past. Perhaps that’s a good thing on behalf of my continual pruning, or perhaps it’s just the community on the internet is better about keeping their sites running. I’m inclined to assume it’s the latter, optimism is healthy.

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June Newsletter 2021

Routine Maintenance and Upkeep

My how time flies when you have an infant. I have kept the website clean, however, and continue to add descriptions to the tutorials section. Likewise I have added some living history groups to the Groups Billboard as I find them. If I’m missing someone, let me know! I want everyone to be included. Speaking of making sure people are included, I am quite pleased to add Matthew Blacks, the Captain of the Guard to the member roll of the Household of Dinthwaite!

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How Two Medieval Episode Twenty Five

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Join Ari and Matt as they discuss the difficult realities and circumstances involved when introducing elements of an impression which are supported by only a few source materials, pitfalls to avoid, and strategies for success. 

April Newsletter 2021

Routine Maintenance and Upkeep

The website has been checked for bad links and everything is working. I have made some edition to the resources as I have encountered them over the course of the month. Most notably a Friend of The Turnip, Reenactment Rik, who runs the YouTube channel Historic Echoes has launched a new website for his personal business as a living historian. This new “home base” for his videos and social media channels has been added to the Medieval Content Creators resource. I have also added a new video tutorial regarding the making of leather cases, primarily for books in period, but great for cell phones now a-days.

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Guest Appearance on Modern Medieval: The Podcast

Medieval Living History feat. Turnip of Terror Modern Medieval: The Podcast

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How Two Medieval Episode Twenty Five

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Join Ari and Matt as they talk about their ideas of what constitutes a mini event, how they differ from meetings or large events, and some considerations involved in any event big or small. 

Turnip Talk: What is a Reenactor?

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The term reenactor can mean a number of different things, but when it comes to medieval living history and reenactment, what makes a reenactor a reenactor?

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Guest Appearance: The Stallion Podcast

I had the distinct pleasure of being a guest on The Stallion Podcast. While Kolten and I talked about medieval living history, and reenactment as is no surprise, with an entire season off of public events, it was both refreshing and grounding to spend some time interpreting what we do to someone who has no exposure to the hobby again. It is a perishable skill, and sometimes it is easy to forget just how much people on the outside don’t know. Stay humble, keep teaching.