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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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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Interview with Not Another Costuming Blog

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What Is a Reenactor? Turnip Talk

It is my pleasure to present to you a conversation with Callie from Not Another Costuming Blog. As a student of, among other things, fiber conservation and a talented costumer, we discuss all things sheep, wool, fiber, and fabric both as a historical curiosity, and how it applies to living history. 

Guest Appearance – The Greenwood

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I had the distinct pleasure of being a guest on The Greenwood Podcast, the audio outlet for the 13th century living history group The Company of Little Dunmow. Considering our isolation with the pandemic, Little Dunmow was unique in how it was predominantly an internet based group who affiliated with each other and met at events prior to the lock downs. We talk about unit cohesion in the digital age, handling distance and lock down, gatekeeping, and other topics.

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Narration: So… A Turnip?

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What Is a Reenactor? Turnip Talk

I have an idea for a new audio series, separate from (and in addition to) Turnip Talk and How Two Medieval, and as a test run of the workflow on some new audio software I have narrated one of my oldest articles detailing my thoughts on why I chose the turnip for my heraldry.

May In Review

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Fun and Games

May 10th I was delighted to release a fun community project in the style of the “Don’t Rush Challenge” viral videos. For those who missed the trend, the “pass the brush” and “don’t rush” style videos involved a compilation of multiple contributors who all received an item from off screen, such as a makeup brush, used the brush to cover the camera allowing for a scene cut. When the brush was removed in the second clip, the person was all dolled up in their makeup, and they threw the brush off screen to be “received” by the next person in the compilation. Instead of passing along a makeup brush we passed along an arming cap… but we still got our glam on by switching from our normal clothes to our full harness.

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