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First pick of 2013 – Cherries on Turnham Green

We had a fun pick on Turnham Green yesterday, getting kilos of cherries – big white-pink ones, and little deep dark red ones – from the trees opposite the church. Our first pick of what looks like being a bumper fruit harvest this year. We all left carrying buckets of fruit, and feeling like we had already eaten too many!

Favourite questions from passersby:

Teenager “Is that a tomato tree?”

Man throwing his shoes up trying in vain to dislodge cherries. As he sees us approaching with armfuls of picking poles, “You’re the answer to my prayers!”

Old lady tottering past: “I’ve lived her all my life and I never knew they were edible.” Thinks a bit, “In fact I never knew they were cherries!”

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