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.
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine – Rockfish Valley  : 68Â°/40Â° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 9.72″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-TWNF on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain  : 55Â°/32Â° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 16.11″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA  : 67Â°/33Â° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 16.58″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA  : 66Â°/34Â° – RAIN : 0.00″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA  : 68Â°/41Â° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 6.70″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at Covesville Store @ Covesville, VA  65Â°/46Â° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 6.76″
Finally we got a warmer day Wednesday. Today will certainly top yesterday temperature wise. We’ll easily make the low & mid 70’s in the valley. So, it’s perfect to head on over the the RVCC to their consignment sale that begins this afternoon at 3PM until 7PM. It runs for the next three days after that ending on Sunday May 4th at 4PM. I have to tell you I was over there earlier in the week talking to Bo Holland, the RVCC manager , and there’s lots of stuff to pick from and the prices are right! We’ll see you there!
Like I just mentioned, today will be a very nice one, though by the afternoon it will become windy. Not so bad, we need just one more day to finally knock all of those maple tree whirly birds down! Thankfully, just one last gutter cleaning until the fall!
Friday promises to be even nicer with temps in the mid 80’s valley and mid 70’s mountains.
Thunderstorms are in the forecast by Saturday.
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground 
Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead
Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Afton, Greenfield, Lovingston, and Greenwood
THURSDAY: Partly sunny, warmer, and windy by afternoon.
* Highs Valley: 73-76Â°
*On the mountains: 67-70Â°
*Winds: S 5-10 MPH increasing 10-20 in the afternoon.
*OVERNIGHT: Partly cloudy and mild. Lows valley: 53-56Â° : Mountains: 46-49Â° : Winds: SW 10-15 MPH
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and very warm.
* Highs Valley: 83-86Â°
*On the mountains: 74-77Â°
*Winds: SW 10-15 MPH.
*OVERNIGHT: Becoming mostly cloudy. Continued mild. Lows valley: 55-58Â° : Mountains: 50-53Â° : Winds: SW 5-10 MPH
The weekend has Saturday mostly cloudy and mild with showers and thunderstorms by afternoon. Highs in the mid 70’s valley and around 70Â° mountains. Thundershowers continue Saturday night with lows in the mid 50’s valley and near 50Â° mountains. By Sunday showers continue early then partly sunny late day. Highs in the lower 70’s down below and low 60’s on the mountains.
Next week looks dry and pleasant.
Have a great Thursday everyone!
One of our past favorites heard here at NCL, Jeff Vogelgesang, takes us out with Washington County from his On The Lam CD.
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