Sunday, August 17, 2014

Medieval Danish Hoast for Lion Rampant #3

Some slow progress in my Summer project, with just about one month to the release of the Lion Rampant rules.

This time I completed the second unit of Knights for the Danish Host, 5 new painted ones.The Knights are painted in the House of Thott colours.






In the last picture Herr Thott (Sir Thott)  himself have joined his Riddare and Svenner (Knights and Squirs).



Saturday, August 9, 2014

Swedish summer...

I suppouse you have noticed my few blog posts during the summer, sorry for that and sorry for not have time to comment on your blogs either, real life have taken to much time...

Any way I thought I should share a bunch of pictures from Sweden during the summer, best time of the year here:)

This summer I been up in my home region Darlecarlia for almost 3 weeks, so I and the kids had plenty of time to make excursions. The pictures below are from a trip to two of the "Buan" or "Fäbod" in swedish, not sure of the right english word but seems like Shieling or Seasonal dwelling might be the one?

Back in the days people in the villages took their animals/cattle up to the Seasonal dwelling several miles out in the forest most often in the hills. Still today we have some Seasonal dwellings that have animals/cattle all summer and produce milk, butter and cheese. The ones we visited was Västtjärnslindan established around 1650 and Bastberget that have been in use sins at least 1550, probably much longer.

The first pictures are from Västtjärnslindan:
















Traditional Swedish midsummerpole



Making cheese

A newly made cheese, if you look close you can see the House mark for the owner of the cheese







The following pictures are from Bastberget:


A traditional whater well with a shadoof?


Testing the panorama option in my camera;)





Churn? or Mjölkkanna in Swedish

Cheese form

We also got the chanse to visit inside one of the houses as my mother knew the owners.

Table and beds



Haul of the day, some newly made butter and cheese :)