WEATHER : WEDNESDAY : Wintergreen & Nelson County, VA : BEAUTIFUL!


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Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine


Photography By Paul Purpura
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Performing Arts Tent Goes Up
Wintergreen Mountain, 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 : 64°/40° – RAIN PAST 24 HRS: 0.00″ – YTD: 6.84″
TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 53°/26° – RAIN PAST 24 HRS: 0.00″ – YTD: 11.80″
TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : 62°/32° – RAIN PAST 24 HRS: 0.00″ – YTD: 12.40″
TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 61°/39° – Rain Unavailable
TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 62°/39° – RAIN PAST 24 HRS: 0.00″ – YTD: 4.46″
TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards @ Arrington, VA : 58°/N/A° – RAIN PAST 24 HRS: 0.00″ – YTD: 3.64″

Thanks to Paul Purpura for today’s weather photo taken up at Wintergreen Resort. You know the warmer weather is just ahead when you start seeing the Wintergreen Performing Arts tent going up. They started assembling, this week, for the coming summer performances!

Most areas lucked out Tuesday morning as the temps stayed just warm enough to fend off any frost in the area. That’s not the story this morning. unlike the night before, Tuesday night the winds died down and skies were very clear rather than having some clouds hanging in to keep the heat in. Though we won’t know the extent of any frost damage just yet, it’s safe to say some buds got bitten back. The good news so I am told, is that many blooms and buds on plants such as grapes in area vineyards aren’t way out there yet, so we shouldn’t see anywhere near the damage we had last year when a succession of overnight freezes severely damaged them.

After some frost and a chilly start, Wednesday is going to be one of the best days we’ve had in several. Though Tuesday was sunny, a northerly wind made it feel pretty cold at times. Today the winds begin dying out and temps will warm nicely over the next three days with sunny skies each day. Tuesday night was the last time we should have to worry about any widespread freezing temps in the near future, though tonight is still cold enough to have some patchy frost. Rain enters the forecast again by the weekend.

Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground

Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead

Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Wintergreen, Greenwood, Crabtree Meadows, and Lovingston

Wednesday: Early morning frost then sunny and very nice. Warmer.
* Highs Valley: 66-69°
*On the mountains: 60-63°
*Winds: Light-N
*OVERNIGHT: Clear and not quite as cold. Some isolated patchy frost still possible. Lows valley: 35-38° : Mountains: 36-39° : Winds: L & V

Thursday: Sunny and warmer.
* Highs Valley: 75-78°
*On the mountains: 64-67°
*Winds: L & V
*OVERNIGHT: Clear and cool. Lows valley: 44-47° : Mountains: 46-49° : Winds: L & V

The extended outlook has even warmer temps and sunny skies on Friday with afternoon highs around 80° in the valley and lower 70’s mountains.

By the weekend we start the day partly sunny Saturday with mid 70’s for highs in the valley. Rain moves in Saturday afternoon into Sunday with highs cooling to the mid and upper 60’s.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

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Today’s cut is Ionesco’s Chair from her 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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