The Weyburn Wheat Festival is being held from August 11 till the 12th.

This event features festivities across the city, including Heritage Village Days. Heritage Village Days is a time for Weyburnites to experience a way of life from a time gone by through demonstrations of how pioneers of the prairies would have completed various tasks.

One such demonstration was the outdoor oven run by Gary Keefe.

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Keefe made bannock bread throughout the day. He says the bread is very simple to make and takes only about 20 minutes to cook when the oven is at around 375 degrees fahrenheit. However as the oven has no thermometer he utilizes his extensive experience to estimate the temperature.

Another demonstration was the making of ice cream by hand.

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Butter churning and ice cream making were on demonstration at Heritage Village Days.


Greg Greenhow has been volunteering to make butter and ice cream by hand at Heritage Village days for the past ten years and explained the process.

"Start with a couple of half and half cream, two cups of sugar, and a couple of teaspoons of vanilla. Little bit more if your taste [suits it]. Just keep churning it, it's a lot of elbow grease to get a little bit of ice cream. It's a long time so you really look forward to it when it's done," Greenhow said.

Another of the demonstrations was performed by David Carlson, who showed his blacksmithing skills.

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Carlson outlined what his demonstration consists of.

"Once I've got the fire going properly I will actually be heating up metal, steel, and making things," Carlson said.

He went on to explain that his first endeavor would be to hopefully turn an old railway spike into a toasting fork.

Old time demonstrations will be taking place throughout the day, Friday and Saturday.

 

 

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