07 November 2007

Sagas Kålgård/Saga's greenery and other changes

Så er det på tide med en opdatering. Jeg har arbejdet på at opdele bloggen, da den efterhånden spredte sig over rigtig mange emner, og over såvel Levende Historie, som andre af mine interesser og oplevelser.

Derfor har jeg valgt at lave en ny blog. Den hedder Sagas Kålgård (klik på linket). Den tager udgangspunkt i min have, som ligger i udkanten af Odense og hovedsaglig er en historisk have med farveplanter, lægeplanter, krydderurter og bærbuske.

Bloggen kommer til at handle om min have, om planter, og om mad og kogekunst. Den har fokus på tidlig middelalder, vikingetid og jernalder.

I bloggen kommer til at være:

  • Uddybende plantebeskrivelser (voksesteder, dyrkningsbetingelser, opbevaring/konservering, historisk brug, brug i madlavning)
  • Årets gang i haven
  • Vikingekogebog, madlavning over bål, og generelle overvejelser over madhåndværkets udførelse i gamle dage.
    Emner der har med historisk og/eller primitiv madlavning at gøre kommer altså til at til at ligge der også.

Derfor vil denne blog, Saga i Farver, nu fremover handle om:

  • Plantefarvning
  • Håndarbejde:
    Syning, at lave tøj-mønstre til vikingetidstøj, nålebinding, strikning (efter ca. år 1650), skindarbejde osv.
  • Håndværk:
    Læderarbejde, smedning, snedkeri osv.
  • Re-enactment kamp/historisk kamp:
    Fremvisning af historiske kampteknikker som en del af Levende Historie på museer).
  • Hvad jeg så'n ellers går og foretager mig...:)

Jeg vil i mine poster angive årstal for hvornår en teknik var i brug (hvis den senere gik af brug) eller hvornår den tidligst blev brugt i Danmark (hvis den stadig er i brug).
Det burde give overblik, når jeg nu beskæftiger mig med både historiske og "moderne" teknikker.

Sidst men ikke mindst er jeg ved at etablere en hjemmeside: http://sagaifaver.googlepages.com/
Den vil være en slags portfolio, hvor jeg lægger billeder af de ting jeg har lavet - samt beskriver generelle teknikker og beskrivelser af hvordan tingene blev gjort i gamle dage (i modsætning til bloggen, hvor jeg fortæller om konkrete projekter jeg laver).

In English:
In a moment, I need to go and buy ryebread now...
10/11 Woops. you're quite right Vandy, going for ryebread shouldn't take that long :D. On with the translation:

Time for an update. I have been working on seperating the different subjects of my blog, since it had started to spread over (too) many subjects. And started to sneak beyond Living History, that I originally had planned to narrow it down to.

So three changes has been made:

1.
I have chosen to create a new blog. It's called Sagas Greenery (click the link).
Its basis is my garden, in the vicinity of Odense. It is mainly a historical garden (not historic...:) ) with dye plants, medical plants, herbs and spices and berry bushes.

The blog will be about my garden, about plants, and about food and cookery. Focus is early medieval period, viking age and iron age.

It will contain:

  • Comprehensive plant descriptions (especially in relation to historical uses and how to preserve and cook with them)
  • The year in my garden
  • Viking Cook Book: cooking over fire, and considerations about cookery in 'the old days' (tools, traditions, how and where and when you cooked...)
  • Other subjects related to historical and/or primitive cooking

2.
This blog, Saga In Colours, will also see some changes:

From now on it will contain the following subjects:

  • Plant dyeing (only plants that was in Denmark pre-1100 AD)
  • Needlepoint (can't I say 'hand crafts' like in Danish...?:) Needlepoint sounds like something little old ladies do): Sewing, pattern making for reeanctment viking age clothing, nalbinding, knitting (after app. A.D. 1650 in DK), sewing in skin/fur
  • Crafts: Leatherworks, smithing, carpentry aso.
  • Re-enactment fighting (display of historical fighting techniques as a part of Living History at museums).
  • And whatever else I'm doing...

So the main difference is that modern crafts are included, and that I give myself the freedom to rant about whatever is going on in my life:)

I will distinguish between the reenactment content and the modern one, to avoid confusion (e.g. knitting is unfortunately not viking age, and I wouldn't wan't anyone to mistakingly think that it is). I haven't quite figured out how to do it, but I will shortly....

3.
This blog (Saga In Colours) is a place where I show pictures of things and projects as they are being made, and describe how that specific thing was made.

I wanted to have something like a portfolio on the internet, so I decided to make a website. Its adress is http://sagaincolours.googlepages.com/, and it is still in the making.
On the website I will:

  • Put pictures of finished objects I have made and
  • describe techniques to make similar ones.
  • Also descriptions of how things were done in earlier periods


Ouch, now my head hurts...a little too much mead yesterday. Not very clever, since I really should be packing up my things. My boyfriend and I are moving in with each other in a new apartment in 19 days. I'm looking forward a lot to living together.
The apartment is awsome and it is big! Room for all my craft stuff, yaihh!

1 comment:

vandy said...

so, Where was it you had to go to find rye bread?
-one of your impatient english readers!