- Associated Press - Friday, September 26, 2014

PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. (AP) - If you want to learn to milk a goat, grow some mushrooms or make apple cider, check out the third annual Adirondack Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival at the Paul Smith’s Visitors’ Interpretive Center.

The all-day event Saturday will showcase historical traditions, as well as modern tools and techniques for rural living.

Workshops and demonstrations include canning food, dehydrating jerky, raising chickens, quilt-making, maple syrup production, using solar energy and logging with draft horses.

There will also be live music, a farmers’ market and a demonstration of competitive lumberjack sports by the Paul Smith’s College Woodsmen’s Team.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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