I love it when a bird tries to get my attention, or maybe the attention of other birds in the morning. This guy would not stop squawking about something. Is this a baby eagle? Any bird experts know what kind of bird this is?
Hundreds of visitors and Hudson Valley Good Stuff had a very vegan good time at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary's July Jamboree last Saturday. The kids loved the bouncy house, the farm animals, and the concert by Uncle Rock. When we got there around 1:30pm, little 7-year-old Noel Fletcher was hushing the crowd with his sweet rendition of "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles. I only videotaped the last bit of it, but I hope you enjoy it.
Noel's mom tells me that he started playing the guitar at 3 when she gave him a First Act guitar, which he loved to play all the time and got his rhythm with it. "For his 6th birthday, all he wanted was an acoustic electric, so he could perform like Uncle Rock and Gustafer Yellowgold. So he's been learning chords mostly since getting the second guitar. He has taught himself a lot from DVD's including picking, most of the basic chords from his Dad, and just started lessons in November with Tom Benton," says Noel's mom. I'm looking forward to seeing this 7-year old acoustic rocker play Bethel Woods one day.
Kristin from Hudson Valley Dock Dogs told me about the Hudson Valley DockDogs Club upcoming event. Here is the info in case you love watching dogs do fancy tricks:
"On June 9th and 10th, 2012 the Hudson Valley DockDogs Club will be hosting “Jumpin’ to the Rescue” Regional DockDogs competition at the HVDD pool located at Ledgewood Kennels in Millerton, NY. This event will feature all types of dogs flying through the air, competing all weekend long for a spot in the Big Air, Speed Retrieve, and Extreme Vertical competition finals. Additionally, there will be a variety of dog rescue groups, including special guests Rescue Ink from the National Geographic Channel show “Rescue Ink Unleashed” and the Dutchess County SPCA, along with a variety of vendors promoting their special products and services. The HVDD Regional competition is open to competitors 7 years & older and dogs 6 months & older. No previous training is required; just bring your dog’s favorite floatable toy and leash!
The dock is open to competitors for practice between competitions and the top dogs of the weekend will compete in the finals on Sunday, where they have a chance to win fabulous prizes. Pre‐registration is at www.dockdogs.com. For more event information, see the events link on the HVDD website at www.hudsonvalleydockdogs.com.