Cherry picking

Standing atop his step-ladder, Allen MacLennan gets high enough to get at the loaded branches of a choke cherry tree outside the Recreation Centre in Red Deer on Thursday. He and his wife, Ada, plan to make syrup and jelly from the plump, dark berries. “You don’t see it very often any more” said McLennan referring to how he and his wife used to get together with family and neighbors and travel into the country on Sunday afternoons to harvest berries and cherries.

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Standing atop his step-ladder, Allen MacLennan gets high enough to get at the loaded branches of a choke cherry tree outside the Recreation Centre in Red Deer on Thursday. He and his wife, Ada, plan to make syrup and jelly from the plump, dark berries. “You don’t see it very often any more” said McLennan referring to how he and his wife used to get together with family and neighbors and travel into the country on Sunday afternoons to harvest berries and cherries.

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