Sunny skies and warm temperatures favoured Sunday morning’s pancake breakfast at the Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens.
The June 16 Father Day event attracted a good turnout throughout the morning. Visitors not only indulged in a “100 metre diet”- pancakes cooked from flour milled at the 140 year old grist mill, but were also able to stroll the grounds to the background music of the Corner Turtles and other local musicians, while purusing the various woodcrafters set up on the grounds with various types of woodwork.
The mill was also in operation, with mill staff on hand to explain the operation and show visitors how the system worked in days gone by.
Jack Adams from Sunkatchers displayed his colorful whirligig depicting two ‘wind-powered sawyers’ at work, amongst other gadgets, while Rika Ruebsaat, Jon Bartlett, Stew James, Michael Price and Myranda Obyrne played and sang traditional tunes on the Tea Room Porch.
At The Father’s Day Celebration ast The Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens,
Armin and Rita Miele from Osoyoos brought along their array of hand-crafted wooden children’;s toys and fine wood gift boxes.
Former Kermeos Mayor Walter Despot offered mill operator, Chris Mathieson, an experienced hand at the pancake grill for most of the morning.
Visitors lined up for pancakes from Grist Mill flour, and bacon cured at Doug’s Homestead in Hedley. Local strawberries and whipped cream provided delicious finishing touches to the pancake breakfast.
Skye Eriksen and Eam Wills were part of several local musicians who jammed on the outdoor kitchen stage.