But it's February. And February is almost done. I haven't gotten out there as much as I should. I found six apple trees on this property. They look like they haven't been tended in ages. Decades. The weather has been so windy and cold and I haven't had much of a chance to go sans kids (cutting trees isn't the best activity for helpers). I spent a good hour on one tree and barely touched as much pruning as it needed. I don't even know if it's worth it. I couldn't tell you if the apples on them are good or not because not much of anything happened.
But I do know this, I would much rather put into the effort and chance it than always wonder "what if?" So that's what I am doing. I likely won't get it all done before February is over, and I don't know if I'll get to them all in March. But if I keep at it, it will all get done. I won't give up, it's not my style. Sometimes the turtle does win the race.