Trek on the Quarry Ridge!

Now that it’s above zero and the 25knot wind shifted to the South I decided to scout for deer, mallards, and any coyote tracks. The West side of quarry.

The East Side little colder on the East.

God’s Groundhog in July in the Shade forecasting February 7 months later!

Mr. Groundhog, I am sorry I made fun of you in July when your belly drug the ground and you could barely move around! I pray you are skinny this summer because this Ohio winter surely has been a late longer frozen bummer! Thank you for the forecast! 

Thanks Tony for plowing the lot at the club!

The quater mile track in Galena, on Quarry to get to street! First measurement below was 7″ then had another two or so! The snow blower crew had to make three clearings! And Wojo trails. 

In the past week when temperatures were warm (22-31) above zero we had 9 more inches of snow then abruptly dropped well below the zero! Negative 8 today and the gasoline fuel injectors froze on the Envoy! The great news is the sun is shinning and the Earth is tilting back that way! photos of course are before the last storm except for the parking lot! Can’t get to the course today! #groundhogwarming!

We did see a red fox last Friday! He was too far for the camera but got his tracks !

Snow Reversal this Week & Temp Reversal!

Two weeks ago we had half a foot or so in Galena and none at the Club 38 miles South or so. Yesterday we had 1/2″ in Galena and a half a foot or so at the Club. I’m not trying to pull a Brian Williams. I don’t have my yard stick so it’s not an exact measurement! Just my good eye on it! Course photos to follow when I can get out to it! Go North to warm up! Also, it was 9 degrees this morning in Galena, and it is -1 in Lockbourne all with out any wind chill!





Daily Hope! God is Working While You are Waiting!

You Will Reap Your Harvest in Just the Right Time

By Rick Warren — Feb 12, 2015
“Let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” (Galatians 6:9 NLT)

The Bible tells us that there are seasons in life. It says in Ecclesiastes 3:1 that “there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” (NIV).

Between the then and the now or the now and the what’s coming next, there is always a delay. This is irritating for most people, to make a deposit or an investment or a plan and not have it instantly come to fruition.

Fruit ripens slowly. Would you rather eat a vine-ripened tomato or one that has been picked green and then gassed to turn it red? There’s no comparison between a vine-ripened tomato, which was allowed to grow slowly, and a tomato that was picked prematurely. If you pick too soon, you miss the flavor.

In money management, you always reap in a different season than you sow. And by the way, not all fruit ripens at the same time. When you have a peach tree, they’re not all ripe at once. They come in little by little; you pick a few a day. When you start planting and following God’s money management principles, you’re not going to get a windfall tomorrow. It’s going to come in over time. You’re going to have to wait to reap in a different season.

But while you’re waiting, God is working. When you’re waiting for the fulfillment of the efforts or money or energy that you’ve put into something, you may think nothing’s happening.

Oh, it’s happening! While that seed is hidden in the ground, it is slowly germinating. And when that seed bursts with God’s blessing on it, it will continue growing and growing. One day a little shoot will stick up out of the ground, and then you will see that it’s working.

But until then, you need to trust that God is working — even when you can’t see the fruit of your labor.

Plants take time to grow. There’s no such thing as instant maturity. No farmer goes out, plants the seed in the ground, comes back an hour later, digs it up, and expects it to have grown. You’ve just got to let it be. Leave it covered, and let God grow it in his time.

Galatians 6:9 says, “Let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up” (NLT).

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The ‘Ole Rugged Cross is Sleeping!

Pencross Bentgrass has often been referred to as the ‘Ole rugged cross because it has stood the test of time as new varieties and cultivars have been developed. We will begin verticutting, and topdressing soon! Along with warmer weather that will help wake them up!




Skiing to Golf in Central Ohio is just like resort living!

Just 30 miles North in Galena we had a few more inches of snow this past weekend. So this morning I went skiing in Galena and golfing in Lockeboure! It’s just like living at a resort! No snow at the golf course and it is sunny and 44. The forecast has more snow this afternoon! We had so much snow I had to make a trail for the dog with the snow blower!

Sunrise while skiing down the driveway in Galena! Or more like skidding down the ice trail in the Envoy.




Eagle Chip off the ice above! No yipps here!







Tracks in the Snow Players Club & PG

I rode the Players Course Monday and today. One benefit of the snow allows me to see where the deer, coyotes, and fox travel! And the sleigh riding! Putting green below and # 1 Players.


Deer in front lawn in Galena!




#17 Players green to tee!

#16 Players is where the sledding took place!

# 12 Fairway to green, and across 12 fairway to 10/9. 14 Green Players.



#6/8/5 Players





Sun out after 4.5″ of snow on the quarry in Galena, Ohio

Job 37:6

For to the snow he says, ‘Fall on the earth,’ likewise to the downpour, his mighty downpour.




Top 2 photos are about sixty feet above the water and all the way across on the other ridge it’s about 75 to 80 feet above the water or ice!
The ledge below is about 25 feet straight down to the ice surface and then another 80-125 feet down below that is the bottom of the quarry!







And the front lawn for good measure!

Today it will be back to relocating some of the snow!



The 3rd week of Winter Brings a little snow and a little fertilizer!

We had about 4″ of snow in central Ohio early Tuesday morning, and I got to try the riding snow blower! I need to modify the sulky with snow tires but it should work well! To get to work we have to clear the trail to get to the street! Yes, there is a little bit of N in snow, rain, and lightening! The first post went to press before I pressed it, ergo the update! Thank you all for your support!

Driveway at 500 AM Tuesday


By 530 AM the snow blower has cleared the trail!



The second pass required the invention of the sulky!



Even the UPS can’t get down the trail! I need to send them notice of the new operation! They left a package in a tree just across the ravine at the entrance! Never seen this before!

Trail for Wojo II


#2 Foxfire- Sun-shinning today for a minute then more snow!

Number One Players




# 4 Players, #2/14 Players # 15 Players





#15 Players Rays Creek More Snow








2014 in review Thank You All for your Support!

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