The Golf Course Confessional: Pure Americana

Argue-ment Golf Course is blessed with a very agricult2014-10-11 12.41.23ural neighborhood.  A portion of the course property is in corn this year, while the neighbor’s property by the course entrance is in soybeans.  The beans are dry enough for harvest right now.  With the good dry sunny weather, the area growers are making real progress. The size of the machines is a sight to behold.  The cost of these units can run into the hundreds of thousands.  One solid day of good harvest weather remains in the current forecast.  It is no longer unusual for one farmer to be planting and harvesting several hundred acres.  Tine to hurry, but stay safe!  (One of the neighbors was turning into a field with his combine and was hit by a car trying to pass him in a no passing zone! One of the passengers in the car was seriously injured.)

The farmstead pictured is one of the Argue family farms from the late 1800’s.  The stone house, beautifully restored by Don and Rosemary Zellmer, and the old barn come into view for our golfers on holes 7, 8, and 9.  It’s2014-10-11 12.44.03 Harvest Festival in New Glarus, so we have numerous visitors from the Chicago area with whom to share the views this weekend.

“All be safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin. God our maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied.

Lord of harvest, grant that we whole-some grain and pure may be.”

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