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Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine
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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 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 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 www.amfog.net or call them at 540-456-7100.
Saturday will be nice, but we do have clouds moving in Saturday afternoon with rain following overnight into Sunday. But temps hold up nicely during that time with highs around 80Â° or above each day. By Sunday, temps cool to the lower 60’s for highs in the valley with rain continuing right on into the first part of next week.
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground
Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead
Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Lake Monacan, Schuyler, Rockfish Gap, and Montebello
Saturday: Sunny in the morning with increasing clouds and a possible isolated shower in the afternoon. Warm.
* Highs Valley: 81-84Â°
*On the mountains: 71-74Â°
*Winds: SW 10-15 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Cloudy with rain becoming likely. Lows valley: 50-53Â° : Mountains: 44-47Â° : Winds: S 5-10 MPH
Sunday: Cloudy, rainy, and cooler.
* Highs Valley: 60-63Â°
*On the mountains: 54-57Â°
*Winds: SE-5 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Scattered showers continue. Lows valley: 49-52Â° : Mountains: 43-46Â° : Winds: SSE-Light
Next week starts off rainy with high in the lower 60’s valley and around 60Â° mountains. By Tuesday and beyond conditions become fair and dry with day time highs in the upper 60’s to lower 70’s valley and low 60’s mountains.
Have a great weekend everyone!
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Today’s cut is Willow Tree 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 â€” Merle Haggard, Nina Simone, and Townes Van Zant among many others â€“ 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.