Area farmers prepare crops for a frost

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Posted: May 14, 2013

The Winchester Star

Protective covers have been placed over rows of newly planted peppers at Mackintosh Fruit Farm northwest of Berryville to protect the young plants against colder-than-normal weather. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
A water sprinkler stands above young strawberries Monday afternoon at the Mackintosh farm. A protective coating of ice would protect the berries from freezing temperatures.
A agricultural fan stands behind a row of cherry trees at Mackintosh Fruit Farm northeast of Berryville. The fan is used to keep cold air from settling over the young cherries. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)


Bill Mackintosh’s alarm clock was set for 1 a.m. today, so he could check the temperature outside his Clarke County home.

As the owner of Mackintosh Fruit Market on Russell Road, he fears …

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