Today I cut down the browned asparagus. I saw that a few spears of the new year's crop are already up. I also began the chore of pruning the roses. Once those are done, or maybe intermittently, I will prune the fruit trees. Jerry's arm is in worse shape than my shoulder this year, so it's all on me. I enjoy pruning. For sure it is more fun than pulling the annual grass weeds. Most of the perennials have already been cut back, but there are a few still to take care of. Just think, in a month the daffodils will be blooming and spring will have arrived.