....it seems this time of year. First off it is the trees. They need pruning; the fruit bearing ones that is. We have some very old, well established apple and pear trees. This past couple years we have had quite a haul of fruit from these trees. Just this last week we ate our last fresh pear. They preserved quite well just sitting in the dark in the back of our carport, slowly ripening. I dried quite a few as well, and we continue to enjoy them. So back to the pruning, I feel obligated to continue this yearly tradition, in spite of all the work. There are the rewards.