After a nearly two week hiatus from pruning the fruit trees, the weather has calmed enough to get back out there. It is still soggy ground beneath the trees so I will not be doing the close work that takes a ladder because the feet would sink into the earth the moment I step on a rung. I will continue to use my saw on a stick (Ryobi pole saw) to work my way through big clumps of water suckers that sprout along the limbs.
The process of tree trimming will be done in bits and pieces when I do not have other more important tasks and when it is not raining. It will still take me a month or more to get around to all the trees.
Hopefully they will all be done by the time the blossoms are blooming.