It takes a long, long time to get really good at growing tasty vegetables and everything else on the farm for that matter. Thankfully you don’t have to wait to be an expert! Ken and Yvonne Harris at a.m. Fog on the Nelson-Albemarle County Line in Afton do it for you.
Spinach, kale, brocoli, cabbage and veggie start, along with 6 kinds of lettuce and 26 types of heirloom tomatoes and sweet or HOT peppers are just some of what you’ll find at their new farm market right on Route 151. They even have pineapple and watermelons to boot!
I never would eat asparagus as a kid but now I love it, and they have plenty of it. Try grilling it sometime with just a touch of olive oil and pepper! Mmm, mm. Then there’s , meat, and fresh baked bread along with a so many other vegetables I can even list them all.
The beautiful new farm market is OPEN FOR BUSINESS NOW!
You can always visit them on the web at www.amfog.net or call ’em at 540-456-7100.
Rainfall totals as of midnight last night:
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 71Â°/54Â° – RAIN : 0.16″ – YTD: 14.20″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 62Â°/46Â° – RAIN 0.06″ – YTD: 20.50″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : N/AÂ°/N/AÂ° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 20.16″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 70Â°/55Â° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 8.77″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 83Â°/67Â° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 8.42″
Thanks to Peter Agelasto of Elk Hill for today’s weather photo. We told you about Lilly the donkey yesterday. She dropped in Memorial Day weekend, complete with a wreath, for a visit during the wedding of Jenny Wooton and Teddy Wheeler. They were married this last Sunday. You just might see anything here!
Also remind you about A Shadow of Honor written by Nelson’s own Peter Coy is playing through Sunday June 1st at the Earl Hamner Theater inside the RVCC in Afton. You can click on the hyperlink in this paragraph to learn more.
The last storm system proved to be much about nothing as it arrived. Though some storms and rain did set up to points south, most locations stayed dry with the exception of a passing shower Wednesday morning before the clouds moved out. Wednesday started cloudy with light showers but ended with sunny skies and temps around 70Â° in the valley and a cool 62Â° up at Wintergreen Mountain.
After a very chilly start to the morning, especially in the mountains, today and Friday will be fantastic! Sunny skies and temps warming to the upper 70’s today and around the mid 80’s tomorrow. I am watching the next system headed our way and there is the potential to see some severe weather on Saturday.
The guys at the NWS are keeping an eye on this and mentioned the possibility in their hazardous weather outlook last night:
SEVERE WEATHER APPEARS TO BE A GOOD POSSIBILITY SATURDAY IN
ASSOCIATION WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT EXPECTED TO MOVE EASTWARD
FROM THE GREAT LAKES. ALTHOUGH EXACT TIMING OF SEVERE WEATHER IS STILL
UNCERTAIN SEVERE WEATHER COULD START EARLY IN THE DAY. EMERGENCY
MANAGERS ARE ADVISED TO MONITOR FUTURE FORECASTS AS THE
POSSIBILITY EXISTS FOR A SIGNIFICANT SEVERE EPISODE.
This stuff is very hard to predict with any accuracy this far out, but some elements do seem to be coming together for this to happen. I think it would be later in the day Saturday for Nelson, earlier north, and I am still not convinced it will make it far enough south right now to affect Nelson. But as we saw earlier this month, severe weather is beginning to kick in as warmer / humid days become more routine.
I’ll keep an eye and update this in the weekend outlook Friday morning.
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground
Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead
Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Spruce Creek, Variety Mills, Piney River, and Rockfish Gap.
THURSDAY: Sunny and nice!
* Highs Valley: 75-78Â°
*On the mountains: 66-69Â°
*Winds: SW-5 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Clear & mild. Lows valley: 50-53Â° : Mountains: 49-52Â° : Winds: SW-5 MPH
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny & warmer.
* Highs Valley: 83-86Â°
*On the mountains: 77-80Â°
*Winds: SW-5 MPH becoming South 10-15 MPH in the afternoon
*OVERNIGHT: Becoming mostly cloudy late. Mild. Lows valley: 64-67Â° : Mountains: 60-63Â° : Winds: SW 10-15 MPH
SAT : P/S PM T-Storms 88/63
SUN : Mo/Sunny 81/59
MON: Mo/Sunny 80/57
TUE: Mo/Sunny 79/57
WED : Mo/Sunny 80/59
All mountain temperatures in the extended period roughly 10 degrees cooler than those in the valley listed.
Have a great Thursday everyone!