It’s always fascinating to see how everyday things were accomplished in pioneer days. This year’s festival explores the old ways with numerous free workshops and demonstrations on Saturday.
Reta Saborowski will offer a demo called Fermentation: How Foods Are Preserved the Old Way in the lower level of the Old Town Hall from 11:00-11:45 a.m. and 1:00-1:45 p.m. The demo includes tastings.
Several spinning wheels in a spinning circle will show how wool for clothing was originally created.
The Northwest Mounted Police re-enactment troupe will demonstrate the process of how rope was made out on the lonesome prairie and how to make campfire donuts.
Craig Becker will demonstrate leather tooling next to the old Town Hall starting at 11:00
Several Manitoba members of Rare Breeds Canada will have a display of ancient livestock including sheep, pigs, chickens and maybe a donkey. Many of the breeds are endangered or at risk. The live animals will be in Heritage Park, Main and 3rd.
Gerry Oliver breeds long braid wool sheep and will be displaying three varieties including Romneys (right). She will demonstrate rug hooking using her own wool.
Arborist Chris Saborowski, who knows trees, will demonstrate pruning and caring for trees beside The Seton Centre on Main Street at 1:00 p.m.
Chris Reid offers a hands-on Ukrainian egg decorating workshop in the yellow Info Tent on Main Street from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.