Down on the Farm with Ranger Rick Holt

Farmer Rick's photo Ranger Rick Holt PhotoA Personal greeting from Rick Holt (Hello.wav 105 KB)

Thanks for stopping by. On these pages you'll get a glimpse of some of the things that I get excited about. For almost 50 years now I've been known to most folks as "Ranger Rick." For 27 years I worked at Downs Park in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and eventually took a position as Chief of Park Maintenance and finally Superintendent of Anne Arundel County Trails.  In 2012 I retired from Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks. Currently I working half-time for the State as a groundsman for the State House grounds in Annapolis.

For many years I also wore another hat as "Farmer Rick,." since my wife Cindy and I for about 17  years grew vegetables for our roadside market on the old family farm on Mountain Road.  We  re-built the farm in a new image as we entered the new millennium. Find us at Dun-Pikin Farm - Pasadena, Maryland - Riding Lessons, Boarding, Training, Camp, Pony Rides, Pony Party,Petting Animals So the other half of my time is dedicated to the farm. Sometimes I'm not sure who I am, but I'm always BUSY!

Raised in Dundalk, and proud of it!

Some places to visit in my world
Cindy - the very center of my life...
Rick Holt on Mt. Cube, VT. 1973 Appalachian Trail Journal for my 1973 hike (June)
Appalachian Trail Journal for my 1973 hike (July)

Appalachian Trail Photo Album 1973
Hiking the Appalachian Trail in Maryland - 1975
John F. Kennedy 50 mile Memorial Hike/Run 1972
Downs Park Overlook Photo Downs Park, Anne Arundel County, Maryland --
I lived here for 25 years!
But after 27 years at Downs I've moved on to a new position as Superintendent of Anne Arundel County Trails. Visit the All About Ranger Rick page and also the Ranger Rick Photo Album.
Planting tomatoes at Holt's Farm Holt's Produce Farm News
No longer in operation, but a big part of my life
for 17 years. These pages chronicle the last few
years on the farm.
You can read the farm journal for: 1999, 1998, 1997,
1996, 1995

And check out the: Farm Photo Album.
U-21, Danang, Vietnam, 1971 Rick's Adventures in Vietnam, 1971 and
Vietnam Photo Album
My unit, the Second Signal Group Aviation
Detachment (1st Signal Brigade), was stationed at:
Long Thanh North Army Airfield

If you have a lot of time on your hands you can
browse my Vietnam Diary
my Letters Home from Vietnam
and the
1971 Yearbook of the 1st Signal Brigade Aviation Detachment, RVN(2nd Signal Group)
World Wide Web Favorite Places on the World Wide Web
Rick at a young age Everything you ever wanted to know about Rick.
Beware of Ham Radio OperatorK3DPK I'm enjoying a new hobby these days. I've joined the ranks of amatuer radio as a 'ham' operator. Got my Technicians license and my General license in 2021 and recently upgraded to Amateur Extra (January 2022.) Catch me on the local repeaters. K3DPK
fishsmall.jpg (3804 bytes) Fishin' with Rick -- You can read my fishing logs for
1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972,
1973, 1975, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002,
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
troyhead.jpg (2827 bytes) Dun - Pikin Farm (formerly Holt's Produce Farm)
is now in operation as Pasadena, MD's
premier horse facility.
rangerworld.gif (11829 bytes) Visit the All About Ranger Rick page and also the Ranger Rick Photo Album.
Jeep022002.jpg (127007 bytes) Jeep, Jeep, Jeep -- a father/son project or jump right to the Jeep Photo Albums

Birds and Birding - Since my college days I've been an avid birder And while we're on the subject of birds how about: Ranger Rick and Breakfast with the Birds ,  Early birders catch a glimpse of woodpeckers in state park, and Ranger Rick in Search of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Spent 12 years of my childhood in Catholic
school. It didn't do me any harm. I'm being
facetious, of course. Beyond my parents this
was the single biggest influence on my character.
Our Lady of Hope (Class of 1964)
Archbishop Curley High School ( Class of 1968)
The Terrapin Trail Club days... My college days were all about trail club, plain and simple.

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Rick at a young age

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Rick at a young age

Thought for the Day

"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are gone,
either write things worth reading or do things worth writing."

                                              Benjamin Franklin
                                                                                       1706-1790, U.S. statesman, inventor, and author.

"I am of the firm opinion that the F-word is on occasion
exactly the right F'n word."


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