Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine
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 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 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 www.amfog.net or call them at 540-456-7100.
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 69Â°/48Â° – RAIN APRIL: 1.06″ – YTD: 6.82″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 63Â°/41Â° – RAIN APRIL: 1.77″ – YTD: 11.41″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : Â°N/A/N/AÂ° – RAIN APRIL: 1.65″ – YTD: 12.40″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 65Â°/48Â° – RAIN APRIL: 0.00″ Monthly Total Unavailable
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 66Â°/48Â° – RAIN APRIL: 0.14″ – YTD: 4.46″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards @ Arrington, VA : 65Â°/48Â° – RAIN APRIL: 1.01″ – YTD: 3.42″
Thanks again to Ann Strober of Nellysford for our the beautiful weather photo today. Ann has been sending some really nice ones along lately, and finally with some sun Wednesday it began feeling more like Spring.
Today will be the nicest day in about the last ten. For a change, we will see more sunshine and temps rising in to the mid and upper 70’s both today and Friday. Though Friday we will see more clouds with rain and thunderstorms moving in by Friday night into Saturday.
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground
Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead
Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Nellysford, Wingina, Tyro, and Whetstone Ridge
Thursday: Partly sunny and very mild.
* Highs Valley: 73-76Â°
*On the mountains: 64-67Â°
*Winds: W-5 MPH becoming SE in the afternoon
*OVERNIGHT: Becoming mostly cloudy. Lows valley: 53-56Â° : Mountains: 50-53Â° : Winds: S 10-15 MPH
Friday: Mostly cloudy and very warm, breezy.
* Highs Valley: 78-81Â°
*On the mountains: 69-72Â°
*Winds: SW 15-25 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Mild with showers and scattered thunderstorms. Lows valley: 58-61Â° : Mountains: 50-53Â° : Winds: SW 10-20 MPH.
The weekend has showers, and possible thunderstorms lingering into Saturday morning, with temps in the upper 60’s for daytime highs. Sunday looks partly sunny and cooler with isolated showers – highs in the valley in the mid 50’s. By Sunday night believe it or not, we may see a snow shower or two particularly above 2000 feet as overnight lows dip to the upper 20’s mountains and low 30’s valley.
Don’t put the jackets up just yet!
Have a great Thursday everyone!
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