I pruned the vines at the end of January. I now wait for the spring growth. We have a dusting of snow. I realized while pruning that last year's growth was far more aggressive than I realized. The term "cottage vineyard" took a bit too real of a meaning. The north vine grew into the siding of the house. Oh my. I successfully removed it. Now, I'll pay more attention to training the vines.
I still have to remove the dead vines from the fence. I didn't leave enough time for removal during the pruning. I did discover how much the garden has overgrown in the fall. I may have to do more work come March Saturdays than I had hoped.
Fortunately, for my writing, my time for gardening has dramatically reduced. My work grows beyond my ability to blog. I'm writing so much for my other work, that I barely have time for the cottage, much less blogging about the cottage and the garden. I'm rather satisfied.