[Ansteorra] Cider available in Bordermarch

Phocas phocas at bordermarch.org
Wed Jun 11 12:21:51 PDT 2008

Sorry Iaen..... We just can't keep everything to ourselves, not our cider
block or the fun of playing with cinder blocks.  I'm trying to recall if any
from Gates Edge have helped in this endeavor- there's always time. I'm sure
we'll be adding more next summer.  My many thanks to Shadowlands for sending
the lovely Lily Rose to help us last weekend.  She was a pleasure to have
helping and being witty enough to banter back with Adolf and lady enough to
maintain her honor and dignity. We truly hope she will be returning this

Alas, if sharing our cider blocks will encourage Ansteorrans to help build
Border Keep, I will supply a 1 gal. block of cider to each who notifies me
by noon Friday that they will be at Border Keep to work this weekend.  This
is a one time offer, as I don't want to deplete all my personal reserves of
cider blocks.

Remember we consider this as Ansteorra's stone castle.

IN Service,
Lord Phocas

-----Original Message-----
From: john moore
Darn it Phocas.  Giving away the coastal secrets again.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sir Morgan Buchanan" <morganbuchanan at hotmail.com>
To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 5:02 AM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Life is Good in Elsea!!! And Bordermarch!!!

> If you have cider blocks down there, I think we may see a mass migration 
> to Beaumont!  Who's with me?  :)
> Morgan
> Who loves cider
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Phocas" <phocas at bordermarch.org>
As any barony, Bordermarch could use a few more Hard workers, and we'll take
any Wantabees (especially if they want-a-be castle builders!)
  We are building the new tower on the north end of Border Keep and hope to
finish it this weekend- so if we could borrow the dysfunctions, knee-biters,
Old Farts, Drama Queens, Crumb-snatchers, Jocks, Princesses, Hasbeens, Hard
Drinkers, Party Girls, Boy Scouts, Addicts, Monks, Geeks, Freeks, Hippies
and Yuppies for the weekend, PLEASE send them down to Border Keep.  Gee
we'll even borrow Plain Old Uncle Ted if he can lift cider blocks or sling
mortar or pass out water or shovel sand....  Hey, that reminds me: send the
mud slingers- they would be great at filling cinder block with mortar.

  Anyone in or out of Ansteorra who would like to come help Border Keep-
Ansteorra stone castle, grow is welcome to come help. The best parts are: 
1) FREE camping with water and Electricity!
2) Free hot showers so you don't have to leave dirty!
3) No grab required - so you don't have to hide the mundane.
4) Great fellowship without the knee-biters 
    (We'll even keep Adolf the Bear from picking on you till after lunch)
5) No Brass hats, No Politics! 
    (Everyone is equal- Peers, Ladies, Lords, even Goliards. :)
6) Free pride in being able to say: I help build Ansteorra stone castle!
7) Site opens Friday and close when you want to leave.
   (last weekend we had some that just came up for the day Saturday)

We generally start working EARLY Saturday, and take a 2 or 3 hour break
during the heat of the day and get back to work for a few more hours about

OK, oK I'll end my shameless plug for a FREE event!

In Service to my Kingdom, Bordermarch and Border Keep.
Lord Phocas

Ps: to see what we got done last weekend see the Gallery at:

-----Original Message-----

Could you do me a favor and please forward me the contact information for
the Party Girls, Old Farts, and any Princesses?

Please keep your Drama Queens and Uncle Ted to yourself.  Thank you.

Matthias the Brewer 

-----Original Message-----
From: Gustav Minnesinger
Subject: [Ansteorra] Life is Good in Elsea!!!

Yep . . . . You heard me.  Life is Good in Elsea!!!

No, I am not going over the edge or around the bend; but I do mean it with
all my heart.

To all of those outside of the Barony who have taken a interest in the
'tiffs' that have been going on over the last couple of weeks, just might
think that this is the normal state of things or that we are burning the
house down around our ears.  But that is not the case; not by a long shot.

Elfsea is one big Family.

Complete with it's own egos, dysfunctions, knee-biters, Old Farts, Drama
Queens, Crumb-snatchers, Jocks, Princesses, Wantabees, Hasbeens, Hard
workers, Hard Drinkers, Party Girls, Boy Scouts, Addicts, Monks, Geeks,
Freeks and Plain Old Uncle Ted who scares us.  We've got Hippies and
Yuppies, people who throw mud and people glad to dish it back.  We've got
bar fights and table dancing.  Yep, we've got it all and we're looking for

And Thanksgiving around here could leave you scared for life.

"We lived like that "Happy Family" you sometimes see in traveling zoos: a
lion caged with a lamb. It is a startling exhibit but the lamb has to be
replaced frequently." [Have Space Suit - Will Travel (1958), Robert A.

But it all works out:  we vent and gripe, we inspire and throw mud.  But
when the dust settles, we get it done.  Sometimes in new ways and sometimes
in old, sometimes inspired and sometimes by the seat of our pants.  But we
know where are bothers and sisters hearts are.  We know that with a couple
of calls, and maybe a scream for help; things will come together and
everything will be alright.

We've got some excellent people here with decades of wisdom and talent out
the wazoo.  But we get a little grumpy from time to time and perhaps a
little tired as well.  Have a little patience with us; it will all be right
in the end.

To those who are saying that things are exploding and the world is coming to
an end,  that the Barony is coming apart and nothing can be fixed.  I
disagree.  This scuffle ain't nothing to some of the knock downs we've had
in the past.

"We've got Big Dreams and even Broader Shoulders.  We welcome all, and no
one wants."  That about sums up Elfsea in a phrase.  But as a family,
sometimes we just have to get things out in the open and let each other know
that we've been poked once too often.

I'm not apologizing nor trying to play it down.  I'm just trying to explain
it to others who may be seeing these proceedings for the first time, that
this is not a bad thing.  And in fact, is normal and good for us to get this
out of our system: it is cathartic and inspirational.

Our family is strong and varied . . . Life is good in Elfsea!!!

Thank you for your patience one and all.

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