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...