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Weekends are a great time to get out and check out the local markets. A must see is a.m. Fog on the Albemarle-Nelson County Line along Route 151. Spring planting is just around the corner and there’s nothing like the smell of fresh corn and tomatoes. If you don’t have the time to grow it yourself, Ken & Yvonne Harris do it for you. I like these guys cause they are just like us, regular folks with a great product. There’s such a homey kind of feeling when you go to a.m. Fog. You ever see those neat hayrides in the fall when the kids are picking out the perfect pumpkin? What a great place!
Their new Farm Market is 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! Spring begins on March 20!
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.
Nelson County High School Marching Governors
Thanks to Jace Goodling and the Red Drum Ramblers for all of our music from last week, that was some real authentic Virginia music! This weekend and all of next week we have a real treat. The Nelson High March Governors will be our highlighted music. Our thanks to Taylor Ashley for getting this together for us. We thought it appropriate since the school is gaining lots of attention lately with the NCHS Boy’s Basketball Team on such a winning streak! Friday night there was a pep rally at the school in the old gym. They fired up the team for Saturday night’s game. Click here for all of the details.
Rainfall totals as of 7:30 AM EST 3.8.08:
–Friday’s High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 46Â°/32Â° – RAIN: 0.57″
–Friday’s High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 39Â°/34Â° – RAIN: 1.02″
–Friday’s High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : Â°46/35Â° – RAIN: 0.84″
–Friday’s High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ Beech Grove, VA : 46Â°/34Â° – RAIN: 0.94″
–Friday’s High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 47Â°/39Â° – RAIN: 0.44″
–Friday’s High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 48Â°/38Â° – RAIN: 0.50″ estimated
–Friday’s High / Low at NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards @ Arrington, VA : Â°/Â° – RAIN: 0.00 offline unavailable
Expect rain showers to end by Saturday afternoon, we may hear a clap of thunder before the rain ends. It will become very, very windy late day. Milder weather works in by next week.
Oddly the area where I once forecasted weather back in the mid-south is under a Winter Storm Warnings for snow accumulations between 4-8 inches. That’s in a place that seldom sees snow!
The rain hangs around Saturday morning before giving way to some slight sun in the afternoon, but look for some very windy conditions developing Saturday and Saturday night. There is a wind advisory in effect 4PM until midnight Saturday. Sunday looks uneventful with partly sunny skies and temps in the upper 40’s to lower 50’s
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground
Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead
Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Nellysford, Wintergreen, Afton, & Amherst
Saturday: Wind Advisory this afternoon. Morning showers, possibly a thunderstorm then some peeks of sun late in the day.
* Highs Valley: 54-57Â° Temps sharply falling late day valley & mountains
*On the mountains: 47-50Â°
*Winds: SW-25-30 by afternoon gusting to 50 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Becoming clear and colder. Continued breezy. Lows valley: 22-25Â° : Mountains: 15-18Â° : Winds: W 20-30 MPH gusting to 50 MPH – gradually decreasing after midnight.
* Highs Valley: 50-53Â°
*On the mountains: 43-46Â°
*Winds: W 10-20 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Variably cloudy. Lows valley: 29-32Â° : Mountains: 26-29Â° : Winds: W-5
Next Week: By Monday, skies remain mostly sunny with temps warming to the low & mid 50’s valley mid 40’s mountains. On Tuesday sunny skies prevail with mid 50’s in the valley and mid 40’s mountains. Temps warm to the lower 60’s once again by Wednesday and Thursday.
The Nelson County High School Governors take us out with The Hey Song from their 2006-2007 CD.
Have a great weekend everyone!
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Here’s some additional info Taylor sent along about the band:
Our Show this past year was featuring music from Styx. In the show, there was a drum break where the whole band danced, I actually recorded it and put it on youtube.com In that video they had just learned the dance about 30 minutes before that. Thats how good these kids are!
The Band begins in the summer at the end of July and the beginning of August for Band Camp which is usually about 2 weeks long for some of them. The days go from 8am-5pm, then once school starts its 2 hours after school 3 days a week, 4 days a week when we have a game or competition. So a lot of practice on the field and off the field goes into our show. Then our completions we travel all over. We have been locally to Staunton, Stuarts Draft, and Amherst. Then we go all the way to Harrisonburg to JMU and we then went to Richmond. In previous years we have been the Danville, Lynchburg, and 3 years ago we had the chance to travel to Disney World and march down towards the castle. We also perform yearly at the Christmas Parade in Lovingston. All this is usually done from the end of July to the Beginning of December. Marching Band is our biggest ensemble of the year. Let me know if you have any questions, I think I covered all of our bases.
Here are our results from our competitions this past year:
The Nelson County High School Marching Governors concluded their season with a competition at Mills E. Godwin High School in Richmond Virginia.
2nd Place Drum Major Frankie Walton
2nd Place Drumline
3rd Place Color Guard