Saturday, March 21, 2009

Farmin' & Fiddlin' in Yoncalla

I met Rudi Booher at the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association competition today in Salem, Oregon. He is the 1990 Weiser Idaho National Grand Champion Fiddler Contest Winner. His eight year old son Miles competed this week in the PeeWee division and played four songs for his stage performance.

Rural farm folk often it seems have more than their fair share of home schooled children. Rural property owners save time time and resources from having to bus or commute their children to school. Rudi mentioned that one of the cool added values to home schooling is "there is more time for extra curricular activities, including music lessons."

The Booher Farm is also host to Booher Music Camp on their acreage every July. Acoustic musicians come to Oregon from all over the country there to camp out, make new friends and take in music classes . "We feed everybody gourmet quality food at the camp, so it's a great time for everybody."

Rudi Booher of Yoncalla is a avid reader of Capital Press Ag Weekly, and raises goats and chickens in Yoncalla, Oregon.


Michael J. Bernard said...
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tipper said...

Sounds like a fun time-nothing like some good fiddle playing!

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