Westmoreland resident Richard Storey watched as a demonstrator used a Norwood portable band saw to slice logs into lumber Friday.
The 64-year-old owns 250 acres of land and is thinking about getting into the lumber business as a side job when he retires.
“I already raise crops. I could use this to help pay property taxes,” he said. “The show is quite representative of the North Country of New York State.”
Storey is referring to the annual New York State Woodsmen's Field Days, which last until Sunday at the Boonville-Oneida County Fairgrounds. The event includes exhibits, demonstrations, shows and plenty of food.
Ron Estock traveled all the way from Lake Ariel, Pa. to attend the event with his son Brody Estock. The elder Estock said he bought two saws and 20 chains for his business, Chops Tree Service.
“I’ve spent about a grand. I got a saw for $700 where at home it would be almost $1,000,” he said.
Daily admission to the field days is $10 for adults, $7 for children and $8 for senior citizens.