Welcome to in the inaugural entry of the Willows Bed & Breakfast blog. Winter seems to have just gotten started here but it will only be a few weeks from now that I'll prune the Hardy Kiwi vines and the Canadice grape vines. After that, I'll start pruning our heirloom apple and pear trees. Here is a picture of one of our Bartlett pears. Last year we made a Vanilla Bean Bartlett Pear Jam for the breakfast table.