Trying to eradicate waste from the household is hard! I mean beside obvious stuff, like soap instead of shampoo, it’s literally everywhere. I was just introduced to a more unexpected solution by ‘Dimicator’, who’s work I’m following closely for some years now. Roland suggests waxed cloth even in the fridge and not just for or – a very solution:

https://exciting-pioneer-6049.ck.page/posts/historical-crafts-natural-raw-materials

He also helpfully explains how to waxed cloth: https://www.patreon.com/posts/90314554

No first hand experience on this yet but tbf we’re already _not_ wrapping food in _single use_ plastic anyway. It is intriguing though. I mean people did fine without plastic for food supplies for centuries, no? đŸ€·

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Spending new year’s eve with the crazy people from our or peer group has it’s side effects. So beside having a short sword (and spear) training in the early morning – after cleaning up of course – we had various boomsticks to fire this year đŸ„ł

Visited the Museum Of Everyday Life in Castle Waldenbuch 71111 / Germany. This town is known for it’s chocolate factory of Ritter Sport but it does indeed have a very nice medieaval town core – timber-framed buildings included.

The museum itself is simply great. The place is huge and there is so much to see. It was also a great place for the kids who in opposition to usual museum trips did not just run from room to room. The exhibits really catched their attention and we spent a surprisingly long time inside.

My personal highlight was the opportunity to see the Family Swevia and Reisecen live showcasing their deeds. Two great living history groups that really do put a lot of effort and research in their presentations.

https://reisecen.de/

https://www.familia-swevia.de/

https://www.museum-der-alltagskultur.de/

https://www.waldenbuch.de/zielgruppen+englisch/home.html

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Article about Tales from the Green Valley, by Peter Sommer, Director of the award-winning BBC TV exploring life on a Welsh farm in the 17th century

I’m watching Tales From The Green Valley again and while it’s not my usual period of interest (1620) it’s still a masterpiece for hands on history. Very inspiring and packed with useful knowledge.

Visited the Bachritterburg in 88422 Kanzach / Germany, a reconstruction of a medieaval motte-and-bailey castle from the early 14th. century. It’s a wooden fortification with an enclosed courtyard that has a lot of Living History from various groups going on.

https://www.bachritterburg.de/