WEATHER : Wintergreen and Nelson County, VA : Wednesday : Drizzle, Then Partly Sunny : 70’s Ahead


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Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine


Photography By Ann Strober
For Nelson County Life Magazine ©2008
Spring Bee
Nellysford, Virginia



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Don’t you just love it when you see folks doing something good…No I mean really good. moving some place, taking a leap of faith, and doing in their heart what they know’s right. That’s Ken and Yvonne Harris. They’ve made Afton and the Rockfish Valley their home. Heck, they’re already raising the next generation of Harris’ now. Farming and farming right is the way they do things.

At a.m. Fog on the Nelson-Albemarle County Line along Route 151 in Afton. They’re as close to the farm as you can get with plenty of fresh meats and vegetables.

They tell me right now they have veggie start, 6 kinds of lettuce. spinach, kale, brocoli, cabbage. And soon they’ll have 26 types of heirloom tomatoes, sweet peppers, and a big selection of HOT HOT HOT HOT, did I say HOT, YIKES! peppers!

They’ve already got; asparagus, lettuce, cucumbers, STRAWBERRIES, strawberry onions (the best!!!), roasting potatoes, Idaho potatoes, carrots, green peppers, farm eggs, meat, and fresh baked bread.

And yea, they still have my favorite the trusty:
-Local “Happy Steer” Hormone and Antibiotic Free Meat
-Local Hormone & Antibiotic Free Chicken

Not to mention all of the other vegetables, annual, and perennial plants along with fruit trees ready for the spring planting! It’s time!

That new beautiful farm market is OPEN FOR BUSINESS NOW, and before long stop in for hot teas, coffee, muffins, and bread while you take a look around.

Visit them on the web at or call them at 540-456-7100.

TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 62°/44° – RAIN APRIL: 1.06″ – YTD: 6.82″
TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 59°/34° – RAIN APRIL: 1.77″ – YTD: 11.41″
TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : °62/43° – RAIN APRIL: 1.65″ – YTD: 12.40″
TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 61°/44° – RAIN APRIL: 0.00″ Monthly Total Unavailable
TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 60°/44° – RAIN APRIL: 0.14″ – YTD: 4.46″
TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards @ Arrington, VA : 57°/44° – RAIN APRIL: 1.01″ – YTD: 3.42″

Want to keep Pauline Kendall and her family in our thoughts for the coming days. As we wrote about yesterday, her dad Paul Shelton over near Lovingston, passed away in late February. He was our cover story in the August 2007 issue of NCL when Pauline, his daughter, and her family surprised him with his old Model A 1931 Ford all refurbished for a birthday gift. Mr. Shelton was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.

Changing gears a bit, want to let everyone know about Blue Mountain Brewery’s re-release of their Rockfish Wheat beer. Yep, at 4PM Tuesday it was available again on tap and in bottles. This is my personal favorite so stop by and check it out! Mandi tells me they have plenty!

Thanks to Ann Strober of Nellysford for our weather photos today! She had to be quick, but yes, we finally had sun yesterday and Ann managed to grab some fantastic shots of this bee doing its thing in the brief Spring sun. Hope you didn’t wink Tuesday or you missed the sun!

Wednesday will be another dreary day in the morning, with some light drizzle possible. But like yesterday, we should see sunshine by afternoon in most locations and temps will warm even more. Most area squeaked out lower 60’s Tuesday in spite of the clouds early on.

By the end of the week, low and mid 70’s still look reasonable, but yes, rain again by Friday afternoon into at least part of the weekend if not Sunday as well.

Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground

Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead

Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Nellysford, Shipman, Naked Mountain, and Amherst

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with drizzle early then partly sunny.
* Highs Valley: 65-68°
*On the mountains: 62-65°
*Winds: SW-5 MPH becoming S in the afternoon
*OVERNIGHT: Mostly cloudy with light scattered showers. Lows valley: 48-51° : Mountains: 44-47° : Winds: SW 5-10 MPH

Thursday: Partly sunny and even warmer.
* Highs Valley: 74-77°
*On the mountains: 66-69°
*Winds: SSW-5 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Becoming mostly cloudy. Lows valley: 53-56° : Mountains: 50-53° : Winds: S 5-10 MPH.

The remainder of the week has temps in the mid 70’s Friday with a chance of showers and partly sunny skies. Thunderstorms are possible Saturday with highs near 70°. Sunday light showers still are possible with temps cooling to around 60° for a valley high.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

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Today’s cut is All Gorham Mountain from the CD Tin Heart.

Louisville, Kentucky native Jan Smith writes songs rooted in vibrant imagery and sincere, stark emotion. The artists whose music she grew up with — Merle Haggard, Nina Simone, and Townes Van Zant among many others – influence her work, as does the traditional bluegrass music of her new home in the mountains of central Virginia.

On April 4, 2006, Landslide Records released “29 Dances,” produced in Nashville by Bil VornDick (Alison Krauss, Ralph Stanley). The record features Johnny Hiland, Byron House (Sam Bush, Nickel Creek), Pat McInerney (Nanci Griffith), Randy Kohrs, David Talbot (the Grascals), Mark Fain (Ricky Skaggs), Robert Bowlin (Bill Monroe), Patty Mitchell, and Smith’s partner, Jeff Vogelgesang.

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