Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine
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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 â€œHappy Steerâ€ 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 www.amfog.net 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.
First, want to tell you about a neat couple I met Thursday afternoon in Shipman. Ed & Sharen Dowdy are some lucky folks. They’re in today’s weather photo above. They had the rare honor of getting hit by a tornado in Virginia and they came out without injuries. It’s one of our web stories and will be detailed in print in the June issue of NCL. Very neat to read about!
Also a reminder about Band Fair coming up today over at Cardinal Point Winery to benefit North Branch School. You’ll hear Jenn Rhubright that’s playing on our cast today, as well as her husband Andy Waldeck and others. They have a really neat item for this year’s event, $5 buys a raffle ticket for two Dave Matthews Band tickets to any show, anytime, anywhere in the country, with great seats and two backstage lounge passes. You can also get 5 tickets for $20. The tickets are available at Band Fair and also at North Branch Be sure to go out on Sunday. It will be a great afternoon!
Saturday was the nicest day of the weekend with partly sunny skies and temps in the mid & upper 70’s. Late Saturday night into Sunday scattered rain showers redevelop and linger until Sunday night. Thunderstorms develop Sunday afternoon with some of these possibly storms reaching severe limits as noted in the area hazardous weather outlook:
DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT THE OUTLOOK AREA LATE THIS
MORNING INTO THIS AFTERNOON. A FEW THUNDERSTORMS MAY BECOME SEVERE
MAINLY EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE…AND WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO
PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS. THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR SEVERE WEATHER
WILL BE FROM NOON TO 4 PM.
THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON FOR
AREAS EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS. THREAT IS PRIMARILY FOR
DAMAGING WINDS AND MAINLY BETWEEN NOON AND 5 PM.
Regardless it will become windy over the next 24 hours with gusts to as high as 30 MPH late Sunday afternoon into the night.
Monday is sunny and pleasant again before more rain heads our way by mid-week.
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground
Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead
Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Shipman, Wintergreen, Tyro, and Gladstone.
*OVERNIGHT: Evening showers then partly cloudy. Lows valley: 44-47Â° : Mountains: 40-43Â° : Winds: W 10-15 MPH & gusty
>Early next week has partly sunny skies returning on Monday with temps in the lower 70’s valley and mid 60’s mountains. By Tuesday rain reenters the forecast and stays around through Wednesday. Temps are mild in the mid 70’s.
Looking way ahead to Memorial Day weekend,the trend looks dry and mild.
Jenn Rhubright of Arrington and Jive Katze take us out with a cut from their collection. This one’s called Fly Me To The Moon. Jenn is one of four acts playing this coming Sunday at Band Fair. We’ll see you there!
Have a great weekend everyone!
According to the online urban dictionary a “Jive Cat” is “not the ordinary person you or your homeboys would hang out with”. And what has a less jiving, less hip and less swinging reputation than a “German Jazz Cat” anyway? â€“ Well, Jive Katze is not your ordinary Jazz band.
Jive Katze is the newest addition to the diverse Charlottesville music scene. They combine vocal jazz in the tradition of Billy Holliday and Ella Fitzgerald with contemporary forms and concepts influenced by Brad Mehldau, and Kenny Werner.
Jenn Rhubright’s intimate renditions of jazz classics meet the sensitive and versatile playing of German born pianist, Gerrit Roessler. Jenn contributes her unorthodox approach to music as well as her vast experience with rock and pop from her nationally acclaimed bands Clare Quilty and The Dirty Dishes. Gerrit on the other hand, has a background as a formally trained jazz musician and paid his dues playing mostly in Europe and the US with his award winning band Mars Attacks.
It is this difference, and the artistic tension that makes this project so interesting: Sometimes only subtly and carefully altering the divine masters, sometimes overhauling them drastically to create something entirely new. Although they are not a retro-jazz band that attempts to re-enact an alleged golden past, they are respectfully aware of the vast tradition of vocal jazz and are attempting to translate it into the world of today. The result is an intimate and energetic performance that is strongly shared by the audience during their performances.
Although Jive Katze is conceptualized as a duo, Jenn and Gerrit are frequently backed up by Bassist David Cosper from South Carolina and Drummer Granville Mullings from New York.
Jive Katze is not in it for the money. They play for their love of music. That is why they decided to support a non-profit organization that is dedicated “to revitalizing the music and cultural community within the neighborhoods of New Orleans by helping its tradition bearers return to and stay at home.” By financially and actively engaging with “Sweet Home New Orleans” (http://www.sweethomeneworleans.org) Jive Katze feel they are reaching out to a vast musical tradition and heritage on more than the mere artistic level.