Photography By Tommy Stafford
Nelson County Life Magazine Â©2008
Expansion Underway At Wintergreen Winery 
Beech Grove / Wintergreen, Virginia
Most of you know by now that Yvette and I are expecting a child in the fall of this year. Yea, she’s been drinking the milk lots to keep up the calcium! She’s always liked Homestead Creamery  milk. You know, it comes in those classic glass bottles, not far off of the kind the milkman used to deliver in simpler times. Most of the stores around here carried it, then one day she walked in and no more! Gone.
Folks this is one popular brand of milk and it’s the best around. No artificial hormones, and about as close to the cow as it comes! Yea, move over happy steer, we’ve got the happy cow now! As soon as Ken and Yvonne Harris up at a.m. Fog heard about this they jumped all over it! And, yep! They have the whole line of Homestead Creamery milk products in the familiar glass bottles, right there in their market on the Nelson-Albemarle County line on Route 151.
And now you can get Homestead Creamery milk just up the road at a.m. Fog. along with all of your vegetables, plants and nursery needs to boot!
You can always visit them on the web at www.amfog.net or call ’em at 540-456-7100
Rainfall totals as of 11:59 PM EDT Tuesday night:
–TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley  : 92Â°/67Â° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 16.35″
–TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-TWNF on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain  : 77Â°/66Â° – RAIN 0.00″ – YTD: 22.94″
–TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA  : 86Â°/64Â°– RAIN : 0.65″ – YTD: 21.93″
–TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA  : 87Â°/67Â° – RAIN : 0.02″ – YTD: 20.82″
–TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA  : 87Â°/66Â° – RAIN : 0.10″ – YTD: 8.42″
–TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards @ Arrington, VA  : 84Â°/74Â° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 4.51″
Want to mention the car show above that’s taking place this weekend over at Sparrow’s Cafe in The Village At Glen Mary. They’re going to have lots of cool cars and motorcycles there this Saturday July 12th from 8 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon. You can click on the image above to get more info a printable entry form.
In today’s weather photo, Jeff Stone, of Wintergreen Winery  in Beech Grove looks on (with crutches in hand, ask him!) as crews work on the expansion underway at their winery. The foundation is done and part of the walls are now up on what will be a new event facility at the winery. Jeff tells me they should be able to start having events there later this year. Keep watching for more updates!
Tuesday ended up being a tad warmer than the first part of the week. Late in the day another round of storms moved through the area prompting some severe thunderstorm warnings in a few parts of Nelson and adjoining counties. Today will be much like yesterday except we’ll see more thunderstorm activity today in advance of an approaching cold front. The Storm Prediction Center has us in the slight risk area for severe weather Wednesday , particularly in the afternoon. The local NWS office mentions that possibility  as well.
Once Wednesday’s storms move out, our weather becomes more hum drum with warm to hot temps and only isolated chances for thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.
Tropical Storm Bertha 5 Day Forecast Track
Hurricane Bertha  continues to wander around out in the Atlantic and shows the northward movement, as predicted. As of last night she was losing some of steam, and is not expected to affect the U.S. at this time.
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground 
Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead
Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Beech Grove, Tyro, Love, and Arrington.
WEDNESDAY: Becoming mostly cloudy with thunderstorms likely, some strong to severe in the afternoon..
* Highs Valley: 84-87Â°
*On the mountains: 80-83Â°
*Winds: SW 10-15 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Numerous thunderstorms in the evening, isolated after midnight. Lows valley: 67-70Â° : Mountains: 64-67Â° : Winds: W 5-10 MPH
THURSDAY: Isolated morning thunderstorms, then partly sunny.
* Highs Valley: 83-86Â°
*On the mountains: 72-75Â°
*Winds: NW-5 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Mostly cloudy early then partly cloudy. Cooler. Lows valley: 60-63Â° : Mountains: 54-57Â° : Winds: N-5 MPH
FRI: M/S 81/63
SAT: M/S 90/67
SUN: M/S 90/62
MON: M/S 87/68
TUE: P/S 82/67
All mountain temperatures in the extended period roughly 10-15 degrees cooler than those listed in the valley.
Have a great Wednesday!