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.
–TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley  : 69Â°/55Â° – RAIN : 0.12″ – YTD: 7.59″
–TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain  : 52Â°/48Â° – RAIN : 0.20″ – YTD: 13.74″
–TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA  : 66Â°/54Â° – RAIN : 0.53″ – YTD: 14.12″
–TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA  : 67Â°/56Â° – Rain Unavailable
–TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA  : 67Â°/55Â° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 4.48″
Did you see that strange yellow ball up in the sky late in the day Tuesday? Yep, the sun made an appearance as we thought it would once that stubborn low pressure area started to move away from here. Most of Tuesday was cloudy and dreary, but as the picture above shows, blue sky started appearing late in the afternoon, and temps actually ended the day around 70Â° for some of the valley NCL Weathernet Stations.
Wednesday will be a much nicer day with warmer temps returning. We will deal with some morning fog in areas that didn’t dry out very well yesterday, but that won’t last very long and by noon everyone should be in the sunshine business and pleasant temperatures. From here on it gets better for the remainder of the week. But just in time for the weekend we do have some rain back in the forecast. This system looks a little less organized than the ones we’ve had over the past two weekends. The better rain chances for now look to be Saturday night, Sunday on into Monday.
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground 
Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead
Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Afton, Avon, Greenwood, and Wintergreen
WEDNESDAY: Morning clouds and fog, then mostly sunny and warmer.
* Highs Valley: 73-76Â°
*On the mountains: 67-70Â°
*Winds: NE 5-10 MPH becoming E in the afternoon.
*OVERNIGHT: Clear & pleasant. Lows valley: 50-53Â° : Mountains: 49-52Â° : Winds: SE-5 MPH becoming W after midnight.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny & very nice.
* Highs Valley: 79-82Â°
*On the mountains: 68-71Â°
*Winds: NW-5 MPH becoming NE in the afternoon.
*OVERNIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows valley: 48-51Â° : Mountains: 44-47Â° : Winds: NE-5 MPH
FRIDAY is equally as nice with mostly sunny skies and highs near 80Â° valley and around 70Â° mountains. The weekend has showers moving in by Saturday afternoon with temps falling to the upper 60’s for highs in the valley and around 60Â° mountains. Sunday, showers continue with highs in the lower 60’s valley and upper 50’s mountains.
Have a great Wednesday everyone!
Today’s cut is Sunny Days from his 2003 CD Make the Right Time.
Danny Schmidt is an award-winning & versatile songwriter, his writing includes “heartbreaking love songs followed by biting philosophical commentary, plain-strummed ballads followed by virtuoso fingerpicking.” (Orchard Distribution). His musical style draws from mountain barroom gospel and English balladry, syncopated Piedmont country blues with a dash of 60â€™s protest folk.
Austin may claim Danny Schmidt for its own, but his career as a performing & recording artist began in Charlottesville, with his first CD, Live from the Prism Coffeehouse, released in 1999. Schmidt returned to Charlottesville to record his fifth & latest album, Little Grey Sheep, produced by Paul Curreri. Also appearing on Little Grey Sheep are Charlottesville musicians Randall Pharr on bass, Matty Metcalfe on accordion, Jeff Romano on harmonica, Sara Read on fiddle, Spencer Lathrop on drums and vocalist Joia Wood.
The songs included in Little Grey Sheep were written over a span of seven years. Says Schmidt: “Each has a very personal meaning for me, and each came from a very particular episode in my life …whereas the songs I was putting on those other records were more narrative and generalized and abstract.”
Danny Schmidt will perform solo at the Hamner, his heartfelt realism guaranteeing an intense live performance, well-suited to this intimate venue. â€œIt’s honest, bare bones storytelling at it’s bestâ€ (Tori Mazur, Music Beyond Radio).
The Hamner Theater  is in Nelson County, between Afton & Nellysford. Tickets, by reservation only, are $15, which includes food. Doors open at 6:30pm; Food is served from 6:30pm. Dessert is served during intermission. The first set begins at 7:30 pm. Please call 434-361-1999 for reservations. More information at www.hamnertheater.com .