Saturday, July 11, 2015

GOLF COURSE UPDATE:

The golf season is in full swing with today being our first day of our club championships.   Good Luck to all the participants.    The golf course is doing pretty well so far.  Our new putting green is showing signs of wear.  We are keeping our eye on it and plan on babying it through the summer. Winter damaged areas are also receiving some special attention.  The rest of the course is in great shape.
We are going to install the fountain back in the pond on eight.  If you remember we had a fire in our pump house several years ago and the power wire was damaged.  Since then the fountain has been collecting dust at our shop.  Because it has not been used in such a long time we ran a test to see if it still worked.  It passed with flying colors.   On Monday we will begin installing the wire.  Once that is done we will get our electrician to make the necessary connections.    The fountain is a nice addition and it has lights so it will also be visible as you sit on the patio.  

Have you heard our new baby red-tailed hawk?  He (or she) is becoming quite vocal.  She is big enough to get out of the nest and move around and is calling for food every few minutes.  Also, I recently found out that our resident turkeys (I happened to see some chicks the other day. ---hard to do because they stay in the native areas) are great for keeping the tick population in check.  I see them all the time, we have quite a few that call Rockland home.   They are a nice addition.    


A couple of weeks ago chick was small.  the nest is on the right side of seven.  


















Chick is much bigger and has left the nest, but can't fly very far.  



















Testing the fountain ---still works.

Area mowed where we are going to install the power wire.  
Just learned that the Turkeys are great for keeping the Tick population in check.