The born again pears (first crop came on in early January and then were hit twice with a hard freeze. Then they came back blooming and putting on fruit and that fruit is turning a russet color toward ripeness and are being hunted by another freeze. Naturally the fruit are about the size of a golf ball so there's not going to be much fruit to eat or preserve. Maybe next season, aka January 2018, we won't have a double down freeze again.
Not only all that above but the tree is blooming again, I'm afraid there's going to be another hard freeze before spring. I'm thinking of throwing a tarp over the tree just to save the blooms for next year. Have some old two by fours about sixteen feet long that might just hold up a tarp and might even confuse the folks driving by. <G>