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Sunny Skies Over Afton
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The new farm market at a.m. Fog in Afton.
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.
Rain as of 11:59 PM last night:
–TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 64Â°/47Â° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 9.72″
–TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 50Â°/34Â° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 16.11″
–TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : 63Â°/41Â° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 16.58″
–TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 61Â°/45Â° – RAIN : 0.00″
–TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 60Â°/47Â° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 6.70″ (estimated rainfall)
Check out the beautiful ski over Afton Tuesday afternoon. That’s right near the entrance of Blue Mountain Brewery. It was a beautiful day, but a chilly one for sure. Talk about chilly! Last night was a cold one with some spotty frost even showing up in some locations. Frost and freeze warnings were put out for many areas including Nelson. Also want to point out the shot we’ve loaded of our weather sponsor’s new building. You hear us talking about a.m. Fog’s new farm market. That’s a shot we took yesterday of the new place. If you haven’t been by there folks go check it out!
The cleanup continues with those tornadoes that hit Virginia over the past several days. All we got was the rain from that system, but it created a big mess for lots of folks. That’s something pretty uncommon for here, but where I came from in West Tennessee, it was sometimes weekly business during severe weather season that’s underway now.
Nothing like that taking aim at us in the near future. Skies will be clear and cool today. Though still in the 60’s abundant sunshine and less wind than Tuesday will make it feel pretty good. Southerly winds return by this afternoon for the last day of April. By tomorrow and Friday we warm way up with temps in the low 80’s by the end of the week.
Rain does reenter the forecast again as early as Friday night, and right now, unfortunately, it looks to linger much of the weekend.
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground
Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead
Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Afton, Cub Creek, Montebello, and Tyro
WEDNESDAY: Patchy early morning frost, then sunny and milder.
* Highs Valley: 62-65Â°
*On the mountains: 56-59Â°
*Winds: NW-5 MPH becoming SW in the afternoon.
*OVERNIGHT: Partly cloudy and not as cold. Lows valley: 44-47Â° : Mountains: 43-46Â° : Winds: S-5 MPH
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer.
* Highs Valley: 76-79Â°
*On the mountains: 67-70Â°
*Winds: SW 10-15 MPH.
*OVERNIGHT: Becoming mostly cloudy overnight. Lows valley: 51-54Â° : Mountains: 44-47Â° : Winds: SW 10-15 MPH
The rest of the week looks dry until Friday night when showers return. Look for temps in the low and mid 80’s Friday. Showers and thunderstorms are back in the forecast by next weekend with temps in the 70’s Saturday, cooling to the upper 60’s Sunday.
Have a great Wednesday everyone!