WEATHER : THURSDAY : Wintergreen & Nelson, VA : Warm Days Keep On!


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Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine


Photography By Tommy Stafford
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Spring Blooms In Greenfield
Greenfield / Afton, Virginia

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My childhood days were filled with memories of hot summer afternoons on the farm. Now back there it was cotton fields for as far as the eye could see. Down near the Mississippi River the sun would set over a distant barge pushing his way down to New Orleans. But the thing I remember most were those family farms, mom and pop types selling their vegetables along side the road.

Ken and Yvonne Harris at a.m. Fog on the Nelson-Albemarle County Line along Route 151 in Afton capture that kind of feel.

No you won’t see a tug headed down the Missip, but the family farm feel is there alive and well. Right now they have 6 kinds of lettuce. spinach, kale, brocoli, cabbage and veggie start. 26 types of heirloom tomatoes are on the way, plus sweet peppers, and a big selection of HOT peppers!

Just liste to some of what you can get now; asparagus, lettuce, cucumbers, STRAWBERRIES, strawberry onions (the best!!!), roasting potatoes, Idaho potatoes, carrots, green peppers, farm eggs, meat, and fresh baked bread.

And yea, not to worry, some on fellow, 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 season.

Have you seen that beautiful farm market? It’s OPEN FOR BUSINESS NOW, and before long stop in for hot teas, coffee, muffins, and bread while you take a look around, that could take while, there’s lots to see!

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

WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 73°/27° – RAIN PAST 24 HRS: 0.00″ – YTD: 6.84″
WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 64°/32° – RAIN PAST 24 HRS: 0.00″ – YTD: 11.80″
WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : 71°/29° – RAIN PAST 24 HRS: 0.00″ – YTD: 12.40″
WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 69°/30° – Rain Unavailable
WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 70°/40° – RAIN PAST 24 HRS: 0.00″ – YTD: 4.46″
WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards @ Arrington, VA : 68°/N/A° – RAIN PAST 24 HRS: 0.00″ – YTD: 3.64″

After a very chilly start, some stations in the mid 20’s, and areas of frost, Wednesday became a spectacular day with not a single cloud. Check out the blue skies above the blooming redbud tree in Greenfield. Afternoon temps made it to near 70° for most valley locations and the mid 60’s on the mountains. If you liked yesterday the next couple should be perfect! An area of high pressure continues to control our weather for the next 48 hours or so. That means more brilliant blue skies and very pleasant temperatures.

By the weekend rain is in the forecast, but I do think most of Saturday will be nice and the rain should hold off until the evening hours. Even then, it will be scattered. More widespread rain holds off until Saturday night into Sunday.

Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground

Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead

Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Greenfield, Lowesville, Woods Mill, and Arrington

Thursday: Patchy frost then sunny and mild.
* Highs Valley: 77-80°
*On the mountains: 68-71°
*Winds: NW-5 becoming SW in the afternoon
*OVERNIGHT: Clear and not as cool. Lows valley: 43-46° : Mountains: 46-49° : Winds: L & V

Friday: Sunny and continued warm. Very Nice!
* Highs Valley: 82-85°
*On the mountains: 73-76°
*Winds: W-5 MPH becoming S in the afternoon
*OVERNIGHT: Partly cloudy and fair. Lows valley: 50-53° : Mountains: 44-47° : Winds: S 3-5 MPH

The weekend has partly sunny skies on Friday with afternoon highs mid 70’s° in the valley and around 70° mountains. Showers develop by evening on Saturday. Showers continue overnight with lower 50’s. Sunday, scattered rain showers again with highs cooling to the mid 60’s.

Have a great Thursday everyone!

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Today’s cut is James River from her CD 29 Dances.

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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