What a change from last year. Last year we had an early warm up, followed by our typical late spring frost/freezes which destroyed most of the fruit crop. This spring it has been warming up slowly, so the buds are just now starting to open. The mad dash toward the end of the pruning season is on. We've been pruning the apples everyday since January. I actually pruned a little bit back in December. We'll prune the peaches this weekend, then back to work on the apples for another 3 or 4 weeks.