WEATHER : WEDNESDAY : Partly Cloudy, Isolated Shower PM : Then Sunny & Nice!


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Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine


Photography By Ann Strober
For Nelson County Life Magazine ©2008
Nellysford, Virginia

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The new farm market at a.m. Fog in Afton. Thanks to Chuck Strauss for the latest pic!

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.

Rainfall totals as of 11:59 PM Tuesday night:
MONDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 72°/49° – RAIN : 0.22″ – YTD: 13.96″
MONDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 58°/43° – RAIN 0.33″ – YTD: 20.15″
MONDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : 68°/48° – RAIN : 0.23″ – YTD: 19.89″
MONDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 70°/50° – RAIN : 0.20″ – YTD: 8.48″
MONDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 69°/49° – RAIN : 0.02″ – YTD: 8.30″

Other area rainfall totals by clicking here.

Thanks again to faithful reader and photographer, Ann Strober, for today’s weather photo above. With all of the recent rains we continue to get brilliant colors of Spring!

Yesterday actually ended up with some decent sunshine for part of the day before we went cloudy again by dark. We did manage to make it to the lower 70’s in some locations, but overall it was a chilly day on the whole. Most of the rains we got Tuesday came before daylight.

Today will be the last unsettled day for several to come. As this system pulls away we still can’t rule out some isolated showers this afternoon, but noting major. By tonight we’ll see any remaining showers die out , then can begin looking forward to a major change in the weather patterns for the foreseeable future. We’re talking dry and warmer for the holiday weekend.

Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground

Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead

Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Spruce Creek, Roseland, Wintergreen, and Colleen.

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy with widely scattered showers in the afternoon.
* Highs Valley: 68-71°
*On the mountains: 60-63°
*Winds: W-5 MPH increasing 10-15 in the afternoon.
*OVERNIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Lows valley: 47-50° : Mountains: 44-47° : Winds: W 5-10 MPH

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny & warmer.
* Highs Valley: 72-75°
*On the mountains: 61-64°
*Winds: W 10-15 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows valley: 44-47° : Mountains: 44-47° : Winds: NW 5-10 MPH.

FRI: Sunny 70/48
SAT: Sunny 73/49
SUN: Sunny 77/55
MON: Sunny 82/56 (MEMORIAL DAY)

All mountain temperatures in the extended period are about 10 degrees cooler than those in the valley listed above.

Beyond Memorial Day it looks like temps head toward the mid 80’s next week!

Have a great Wednesday everyone!


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