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Adaptive Skiing Mardi Gras Celebration
Wintergreen Mountain, Virginia
Photography By Hayley Osborne
Hayley -at- NelsonCountyLife.com
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Do you remember being a little kid and helping out your parents or maybe your grandparents in the garden? That smell of fresh corn and tomatoes, those summer sounds off in the background, nothing quite like it. Yea, me too. My mom & dad still raise a garden to this day back in West Tennessee. For some of us it’s kind of hard to have a garden like that, or if you have one, you may not have everything growing in there you need. That’s why Ken and Yvonne Harris at a.m. Fog on Route 151 at the Nelson-Albemarle Line do it for you!
Have you seen their new Farm Market thatâ€™s opening up this month? They grow and sell as close to the farm as you can get. At a.m Fog you donâ€™t have to wonder what warehouse or even what country your food comes from! Ken & Yvonne specialize in local produce and meats like:
-Hydroponic tomatoes and cucumbers
-On Farm & Locally Grown Lettuce
-Local, organically Raised Farm Eggs
-Local â€œHappy Steerâ€ Hormone and Antibiotic Free Meat
-Local Hormone & Antibiotic Free Chicken
Not to mention all of the other vegetables, annual, and perennial plants along with lots of fruit trees ready for the spring planting!
And coming soon, that new farm market we just mentioned, featuring hot teas & coffee, muffins, and bread. They’re open now, but be looking for the grand opening of the new and larger farm market in just a few days!
Visit them on the web at www.amfog.net or call them at 540-456-7100.
This week’s featured music artists are The Red Drum Ramblers, featuring local musician, Jace Goodling seen above at last year’s Nelson Farmers Market in Nellysford. Scroll down for lots more info on them.
–Sunday’s High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 61Â°/23Â° – RAIN: 0.00″
–Sunday’s High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 54Â°/25Â° – RAIN: 0.00″
–Sunday’s High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : 60Â°/24Â° – RAIN: 0.00″
–Sunday’s High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ Beech Grove, VA : 61Â°/24Â° – RAIN: 0.00″
–Sunday’s High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 61Â°/26Â° – RAIN: 0.00″
–Sunday’s High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 60Â°/31Â° – RAIN: 0.00″
–Sunday’s High / Low at NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards @ Arrington, VA : Â°/Â° – RAIN: 0.00 Unavailable offline
A couple of quick things before we kick off today. Thanks to Hayley Osborne for the nice photo above from this weekend’s 13th annual Mardi Gras Celebration in conjunction with Wintergreen Adaptive Skiing. You can read all about it by clicking here.
Secondly, want to make sure anyone that is friends of Mr. & Mrs Frank Ott, knows about Sara Ott’s death this past weekend. What a fantastic woman! She put here heart and soul into living here in Nelson County. There are a couple of memorial services Monday in her honor.. You can read the complete rundown by clicking here.
And finally the folks up at Walton’s Mountain Museum kicked off their 2008 season this past weekend. You can read more here.
Wasn’t Sunday about a perfect day? Temps warmed nicely for folks in the valley to the low and mid 60’s with the mountains reaching the mid 50’s. The calendar still says winter and we’ll certainly get more of it before March is out, but today will feel even better with temps around the 70Â° mark for everyone, even the low 60’s for the mountains. The only fly in the ointment is some gusty winds that will eventually be kicking in later in the day Monday. By Tuesday temps still hang around 70 degrees but chances for thunderstorms (especially points south) enter the forecast. More on that in Tuesday’s update.
We are heading toward warmer weather generally speaking. March signifies a gradual meteorological change. Next weekend at this time we “spring ahead” and end up with longer days, figuratively speaking. Then, Spring officially starts on the 20th of this month.
After the system we talked about earler moves out of the area on Wednesday, temps settle back down to the 50’s and even a day of mid 40’s before rebounding to the low 50’s by the weekend. No extreme cold weather is on the horizon for the extended period at this time.
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground
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Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Wintergreen, Nellysford, Lovingston, The New Land, & Greenwood
Monday: Sunny & unseasonably warm, becoming windy in the afternoon.
* Highs Valley: 69-72Â°
*On the mountains: 59-62Â°
*Winds: S 10-15 MPH with gusts to 30 MPH by afternoon
*OVERNIGHT: Partly cloudy early, then becoming mostly cloudy. Mild. Lows valley: 49-52Â° : Mountains: 46-49Â° : Winds: S 10-20 MPH gusting to 30 in the evening.
Tuesday: Isolated showers in the morning then scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon, more likely southern Nelson & Amherst. Mild.
* Highs Valley: 68-71Â°
*On the mountains: 57-60Â°
*Winds: SW 10-20 MPH with gusts to 30 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Scattered thundershowers early, then showers after midnight, diminishing by daylight. Lows valley: 45-48Â° : Mountains: 37-40Â° : Winds: SW 10-20 MPH gusting to 30 in the evening.
The remainder of the week: Temps cool to the low and mid 50’s valley on Wednesday & Thursday with a chance for snow showers in the forecast by Friday night.
As promised The Red Drum Ramblers take out with Tater Patch from their recording cut last month @ Jess & Jen’s.
Have a great Monday everyone!
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Here’s how Jace describes the makeup of The Red Drum Ramblers in his own humorous words!
Wow! That fiddle will blast open your eyelids faster than yesterday’s coffee re-heated over an open flame, eh?!
I caught the initial Red Drum Ramblers offering this morning, and wanted to contact and update you Here’s the scoop: The Red Drum Ramblers are Jace Goodling (fiddle and vocals) and Tim Scruby (pronounced just like it’s spelled, kind of rhyming with Scooby, as in …Doo, but with an “R” thrown in) clawhammer banjo. That’s our “normal” line-up. We are both actually certifiable “Natives” to the area. Tim grew up in Waynesboro and lives just over the county line (on the Albemarle side) in Afton. I grew up in an apple orchard just on the other side of Batesville and have lived the last twenty one years in Afton. (You know the story: grew up, went to college, learned “go west, young man”, and made it seven miles to Afton….been here ever since)
For this recording, we were fortunate enough to have our good friend and excellent musician, Jesse Fiske, accompanying us on guitar and harmonica. Jesse is one of the original members of the band, “The Hackensaw Boys” from Charlottesville, currently touring all around the western part of the United States. Jesse did the recording for us at his house (thus the note, “Jess and Jen’s” on the CD,,,, his girlfriend, Jen Fleish, plays acoustic dog house bass for “Jim Waive and The Young Divorcees”). We’ve actually never recorded an official CD, as in a commercial venture worthy of commerce and trade, so you have the “original”…..and as I mentioned, they’re all “one takes”: something that Monkeyclaus folks probably shudder to think about. HA! But even if there is some demented soul out there that would want to hear more of our music, he’d have to come see us “Live”. In addition to the Nelson Farmers’ Market, we perform at Stone Soup Cafe, a neat little book store/ cafe’ on Main street in Waynesboro. We’re also available for house parties and barn dances. We play “old time” music, NOT blue grass, and we like to stay fairly loyal to the old time mountain music songs as we learned them: ragged but right.