It looks as though winter is finally here! Only a couple days late for a white Christmas. This little winter storm has brought severe weather to much of the Midwest. We have received a wintry mix over night and throughout the day. As of now the temperatures are hovering around freezing and have not caused any major issues. However, over the next few nights the temps will dip into the lower teens and may ice things up a bit. That being said it is time to drain our irrigation system to prevent any damage. This is a fairly simple process which involves opening three dump valves around the course and the water comes rushing out. We then go around to sprinkler heads in the low areas and open the valves to get any remaining water out of the system.