WEATHER THURSDAY : Cloudy w/ showers likely by afternoon, mild, some sun for weekend


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Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine


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Benton County, Tennessee

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The new farm market at a.m. Fog in Afton.

Not long ago I went back to Tennessee to visit my folks on the farm. You’ve heard me talk about my days back there as a kid. They were some mighty good ones, just like my grown up days here in the mountains. I was remembering this old man that lived across the road by the name of, Son Johnson. I’d always walk up to his house and remember those chickens running all over the place. He was farm raising eggs and meat long before it was trendy. Just good, down home, quality food.

Ken and Yvonne Harris at a.m. Fog on the Nelson-Albemarle County Line along Route 151 in Afton do the same thing.

My old friend Son is long gone these days. His house isn’t even there anymore, but Ken and Yvonne’s is. Right now they have spinach, kale, brocoli, cabbage and veggie start, 6 kinds of lettuce, 26 types of heirloom tomatoes, plus sweet peppers, and a big selection of HOT peppers! Heck for your Hawaiian flair how about pineapple, and back home…maybe a little watermelon!

And look what else they have: asparagus, lettuce, cucumbers, STRAWBERRIES, strawberry onions (the best!!!), roasting potatoes, Idaho potatoes, carrots, green peppers, farm eggs, meat, and fresh baked bread.

And yea, my buddy, the trusty:
-Local “Happy Steer” Hormone and Antibiotic Free Meat
-Local Hormone & Antibiotic Free Chicken

Not to mention the countless other vegetables, annual, and perennial plants along with fruit trees ready for planting.

The beautiful new farm market is OPEN FOR BUSINESS NOW, and just on the horizon, hot teas, coffee, muffins, and bread while you take a look around.

If you do the WWW thing you can visit them on the web at If you don’t, they are the kind of folks who still answer the phone, now there’s a concept! Call ’em at 540-456-7100.

WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 76°/41° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 13.57″
WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 59°/48° – RAIN 0.00″ – YTD: 19.66″
WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : 71°/41° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 19.23″
WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 72°/51° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 8.30″ (estimated rainfall)

Your eyes aren’t fooling you, that is a shot from Tennessee near the Kentucky border where I was late last week. The place is called Big Sandy on Kentucky Lake. A beautiful sunset that afternoon!

Wednesday back here in Nelson started sunny and warm, but ended cloudy with cool temps. But, not before the day warmed to the low and mid 70’s for all of the valley locations. The mountain warmed to right around 60° for an afternoon high.

Over the next 24 hours we have chances for showers in the forecast, the best time will be Thursday night into Friday, then we have a lull in the action Saturday with partly sunny skies then a chance for scattered showers again Sunday. Like I said earlier this week, the upcoming weekend rain events won’t be a total washout, we’ll have some sun in between, but chances for rain stay around for the foreseeable future.

Daytime highs are generally in the lower 70’s through the entire period. The exception would be on the rainy days if sunshine is limited.

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Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead

Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Hickory Creek, Colleen, Love, and Ivy.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers in the afternoon, more likely at night.
* Highs Valley: 73-76°
*On the mountains: 60-63°
*Winds: SW 5-10 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Cloudy with rain likely overnight. Lows valley: 60-63° : Mountains: 53-56° : Winds: SE-5 MPH.

FRIDAY: Continued cloudy with rain in the morning then isolated showers afternoon.
* Highs Valley: 71-74°
*On the mountains: 58-61°
*Winds: W 10-15 MPH.
*OVERNIGHT: Becoming clear and breezy. Lows valley: 44-47° : Mountains: 42-45° : Winds: W 5-10 MPH gusting to 20 MPH early evening.

The weekend has partly sunny skies Saturday with highs near 70° valley and 60° mountains. Rain is possible again Sunday with highs again near 70° valley and mid 60’s mountains.

Andy Waldeck takes us out with Those Days Are Gone He’ll be playing at this weekend’s Band Fair.

Have a great Thursday everyone!

Andy Vertical
Andy Waldeck is one of four acts playing this coming Sunday at Band Fair. See electronic flier above for more info.


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