Adirondack Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival (29 September 2012)

The Adirondack Rural Skills & Homesteading Festival
Saturday, 28 September 2013

Paul Smith's College Draft Horse Team: Low Impact Logging (29 September 2012) Adirondack Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival (29 September 2012) Horses on the Homestead: The Original Tractor (29 September 2012) Learn to Milk a Goat Workshop (29 September 2012) Paul Smith's College Woodsmen's Team Exhibitions (29 September 2012) Canning Exhibit at the Adirondack Homesteading Festival (29 September 2012)
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September 2013 is the second International Homesteading Education Month. To mark the event, the Paul Smiths VIC is hosting a celebration of rural skills showcasing the talents of a bygone era with a distinctly Adirondack flair. Exhibitions include logging and farming with draft horses and a demonstration of competitive lumberjack sports by the Paul Smith's College Woodsmen's Team . Workshops appeal to a wide range of interests, such as canning, cider making, woodworking, renewable energy, cord wood construction, small-scale farming, heating with firewood, and primitive skills.

The festivities take place from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. $5/person or $10/carload. Free for the Paul Smith's College community.

Workshop Schedule
9:00 AM` 5K Homesteaders’ Challenge
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Cider Pressing: PSC Sustainability Office
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Butter Making: PSC Sustainability Office
10:00 AM The Backyard Mycologist: A Field Walk -- Adirondack Mycology Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Food Preservation and Pressure Canning for the Homestead- Karen Armstrong, CCE
10:30 AM, 2:30 PM, & 4:30 PM Paul Smith's College Woodsmen's Team Exhibitions
10:30 AM Marketing your Poultry, Bernadette Logozar, CCE
11:00 AM Draft Horse Basics: Selecting the right horse, horse care & feeding, Ali Barner & Jake Shultz (Paul Smith's College Draft Horse Club)
11:00 AM & 2:00 PM Canning 101: Elizabeth Harper
11:30 AM TP pearl mushroom cultivation workshop: first come, first served (21 participant limit)
11:30 AM Learn to Milk a Goat: Adirondack Goat Club, Rose Bartiss
12:00 PM The Basics of Fermentation: Cathy Homeyer, Lake Clear Lodge
12:00 PM Hunting with Hawks: Mark Manske, Adirondack Raptors
12:00 PM Horses on the Homestead: The Original Tractor and Skidder: Live demonstration followed by Q& A, Ali Barner & Jake Shultz (Paul Smith's College Draft Horse Club)
12:00 PM on From Tree to Tool: Traditional Longbow Construction: Craig Milewski
12:30 PM Cheese Making 101: Adirondack Goat Club, Gail Huston
12:30 PM Celia Evans, In Concert
12:30 PM Selecting and Raising Ducks & Geese, Bernadette Logozar, CCE
1:00 PM Community Store Giveaway -- Sponsored by TRiO SSS and Student Activities
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Featured Presenter: Modern Times Theater perform The Rural Person’s┬áVerbal Reclamation Front, Sponsored by PSC Sustainability office and TRiO Student Support Services
2:00 PM Draft Animal Equipment & Applications Slide Presentation, Ali Barner & Jake Shultz (Paul Smith's College Draft Horse Club)
2:00 PM Mountain Music Jam: Kary & Curt Stager
2:00 PM & 3:00 PM Smoking Local Meats: John Roe
2:15 PM Backyard Chickens Part 1: From Chicks to Eggs: David Patrick
2:45 PM Backyard Chickens Part 2: The Meat Bird: Jay Ward
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wood Chopping 101: Secrets of Successful Splitting - Paul Smith’s Forestry Club
3:00 PM Firewood Science: Getting the most BTU’s from your woodlot (Brett McLeod)
3:00 PM Wild Edibles: Pat Banker
3:00 PM Celia Evans, In Concert
3:30 PM Adirondack Goat Club: Soap Making 101
Ongoing Cornell Cooperative Extension: Amy Ivy, Fall tips for preparing your spring garden
Ongoing Starting a small farm: What you need to know- NRCS
Ongoing Tree Climbing 101, Randall Swanson
Ongoing Maple World! Learn all about maple production from tapping to cooking with maple: Brushton-Moira FFA
Ongoing Rural Life Movie Series, Ongoing in the auditorium
Ongoing Small-scale dairy, Beth Donnelly
Ongoing Let’s talk Maple! Backyard Sugaring Q&A
Ongoing Adirondack Farmers’ Market
Ongoing Healthy Kids!- activities and games on eating well, CCE
Ongoing Beef cattle for the small farm: Joe Orefice
Ongoing Cornell Cooperative Extension, CCE Representative to answer your questions
Ongoing Tucker’s Adirondack Corn Maze (Hobart Road, Gabriels)
Ongoing Saranac Lake Artworks Artist at Work Tour
Ongoing Portable Sawmill Demonstration
Ongoing Paul Smith’s Forestry Club Firewood Giveaway -- 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM

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