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Sunday 10/30/2016 UPDATE

The 2016 International Tropical Botany And Pine Rockland Conference was held 10/23/2016 through 10/28/2016. It is a free conference put on by Florida International University, Fairchild Tropical Gardens, National Tropical Botanical Garden, USDA, Tropical Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, Miami-Dade County Natural Areas Management, US Fish & Wildlife, National Park Service, and Environmentally Endangered Lands Progam, and others. Here is a link for the Schedula and Registration Form -- http://www.fairchildgarden.org/portals/0/consteam/2016%20itbpr%20conference.pdf?ver=2016-08-08-210503-460

There are 3 days of tours including to The Florida Keys (Key Deer Refuge, Big Pine Key, and other properties in the upper Keys), Everglades National Park, and a day of tours to fire suppressed and recently burned properties (Pine Ridge Sanctuary @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Thursday 10/27).

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I have added photos of our most recent prescribed burn to the Pine Rockland Photos page. https://www.pineridgeorchids.com/sanc_photos_2016burn.htm

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Pine Ridge Sanctuary will incorporate all our former orchid information placed into one link PLUS our existing links for Pine Ridge Pineland ecosystem PLUS a link for The Field palm and bamboo landscape trees PLUS our Chinese & Taiwanese tea link. I will be adding Barbara's dog training link along with future SoloShot videos as we can add those.

Our email and phone numbers remain the same.

We no longer grow or sell orchids.

WE ARE STILL IN BUSINESS BUT I NO LONGER GROW OR SELL ORCHIDS.

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I have added 2 video documentaries about the TEA industry - please look for them on the Tea Photos page - or click here.

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The Wisdom Of Rachel Larsen

I would like to transcribe an article from the recent Ranch & Reata vol 5.5 magazine that I think is so pertinant to today's messed up society. Everyone should read and take to heart what this fifth-generation rancher, Mom, wife, cowgirl, and blogger has to say.

Thank You so much, Ranch & Reata, for permission and such a wonderful magazine.

"25 Things I Want My Ranch Kids To Know"

1. You have chores, because we love you. They seem tedious, but they are the building blocks for your future. Responsibility, accountability, and basic life skills begin with sweeping the floor, scrubbing the toilet, and feeding pets and livestock. We love you, we want you to find success in life. Success comes from preparation, so we give you chores.

2. Boredom is a choice. Don't let me hear you say you are bored. Boredom is a choice, when your backyard is the whole outdoors, there are chores to be done, and books to be read. If you can't entertain yourself with a stick and a bucket full of calf nuts, we're doing something wrong.

3. There is magic in watching the sunrise. Early mornings are hard, we don't rise as early and as easily as Dad. Do it anyway. The beauty you will witness with the awakening of the world is worth sleepy eyes and cold fingers.

4. A pet is more than a companion. Your cats, dogs, calves, and ponies are more than friends and playmates. They are lessons in empathy, responsibility, and letting go.

5. Grow your own food. Our world is increasingly rife with poor food choices; the easiest response to unhealthy options is to grow your own food. I don't care if it's a single tomato plant or a garden large enough to feed 10 families, cultivate an appreciation for fresh, whole food.

6. Be open to learning. In horsemanship and life, you will never know it all, never assume that you do. A humble open attitude towards learning will lead to new skills and experiences.

7. Dress appropriately for the occasion. A cowboy's uniform, hat, long-sleeved shirt, jeans, and boots, evolved out of necessity. Protect yourself from the sun, wind, and weather with the proper clothing. I nag and question your clothing choices, because you are precious to me.

8. There is a time and a place for bad language. Sometimes you just need to cuss; spew anger and frustration in one grand verbal barrage. Smash your thumb with your shoeing hammer / fencing pliers, massive runback at the gate, ringy heifer won't take her calf? Yes. At the dinner table, the classroom, in font of your grandmother? No.

9. Feed your help. Neighbors, friends, or hired men? It doesn't matter, sometimes the best way to show your gratitude for a long day of hard work is a lovingly prepared hot meal and cold drink.

10. Don't judge, but if you do, judge them by their abilities, attitudes, actions not appearances. Buckaroo or cowboy, flat or taco, slick or rubber? In some circles these comparisons can lead to heated debates, more often than not based strongly in personal opinion, rather than rooted in truth. This is true outside of the ranching world, as well. Words have power to create divisiveness, do not use them to speak against yourself or gossip about others.

11. Stewardship. Dad and I choose to be responsible for landscapes and livestock, this lifestyle defines who we are. Sometimes that means ballgames are trumped by pasture rotations and dinnertime is delayed by cesarean sections, it does not mean we love you any less. I hope you approach the world with a sense of respect and connectedness.

12. Fake it 'til you make it. You don't have to be confident in everything you do, but taking a deep breath and acting like you are helps you get through it. This can be applied in the arena, the sorting alley, to horses or people, or life as a whole. Stand up straight and look the challenge in the eye, as you gain experience confidence will catch up with you.

13. That said, don't mistake arrogance for confidence. No one likes a swaggering braggart, even if he is a competent swaggering braggart. There is honor in being unheralded, if you enjoy your work.

14. Low-stress is best ... for you and for livestock. Don't let it defeat your spirit and energy. Don't let it impact your livestock health.

15. The only dumb question is the unasked question. Where is the gate? Which calf? Can you help me? Ask questions, no one will think less of you. Clear communication helps prevent misunderstandings.

16. Always do your best. There are days when your best is better than others, recognize that. Avoid self-judgement, abuse, and regret and enjoy the process.

17. "There comes a time when you're gonna get bucked and you're gonna need to know what to do so you don't get stepped on." - Betsy Swain, 1875. Do not let fear of pain or disappointment stand in the way of new experiences. What I regret most in my life are opportunities missed out of fear. Pain and disappontment are a part of living, learn to take them in stride and keep moving forward.

18. Be polite and kind. Enough said.

19. But, don't be a pushover. Stand up for yourself.

20. Develop a sense of place. Wherever you may live, learn the names of plants, rocks, and animals, visit old homesteads (or neighborhoods) and educate yourself about Indigenous cultures. In doing so, you gain roots, a sense of belonging that will lend you stability in all that you do.

21. Break a sweat everyday. Pound a steel post or take a jog, break a sweat daily. Your mind and body will thank you for it.

22. Be present. If you are mindful of the moment, it is easier to catch a mistake before it happens, redirect a broncy horse before wreck, and have better relationships. It might surprise you, what you observe and what you achieve when you are fully in the moment.

23. Unplug. Go to cow camp. Leave the computer screen, TV, and cell phones behind. Watch the chipmunks and rock dogs, read a book, or share a conversation with your family.

24. Sometimes the hard decisions are the right ones. We cannot rationalize suffering and pain to animals. Sometimes the best decision is the hardest one to make, to know when to let them go.

25. You do not have to maintain this lifestyle, but please appreciate it. I don't expect you to grow up and follow in our footsteps; the long hours and low pay aren't for everyone. Carry these early horseback mornings in your heart.

GREAT ADVICE FOR EVERYONE EVERYWHERE - Terry.

---------- FOR SALE ----------

Barbara and I have decided to sell Pine Ridge Orchids, Inc., our award winning 20 acre Pine Ridge Sanctuary property, and our gorgeous home.

---- SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY ----

Please review our HOME PAGEto see what we have - approx. 4,000 square foot home + 15 acres of the most biodiverse and most highly awarded and best maintained Pine Rockland in the world + 5 acres of large landscape palms, tropical clumping bamboo, and tropical fruit trees + the supporting equipment for the Pine Ridge Orchids, Inc. greenhouses.

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Pine Ridge Sanctuary - now a Certified Tree Farm

Certified Tree Farm presentation Pine Ridge Sanctuary (Terry and Barbara Glancy along with Puppy) has been awarded the Certified Tree Farm desigantion by the American Tree Farm System on 7/23/2012. The inspection and certification of the property was conducted and awarded by Florida Forestry Service's Mark Torak (CFA - Cooperative Forestry Assistance - Senior Forester - Everglades District), Steve Lloyd (CFA Coordinator), and Richie Bamlet (CFA Senior Forester for Glades, Highlands, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie Counties).

 

INTRODUCING PUPPY - OUR NEW PUPPY --- Barbara and I are now the proud "parents" of our new Kooikerhondje puppy - named appropriately Puppy. Puppy was recently feature in the "Kooiker Talk" newsletter (SEE Member Profile in this link). Kooikers were bred to be an all-purpose dog and are used in The Netherlands as duck trolling dogs - the Kooikers are used to attract ducks using their very expressive plume-like tails down canals into traps for tagging. Here are some photos of our baby.

Puppy - 9 weeks old

Puppy - 9 weeks old

 

Puppy - 9 weeks old

Puppy - 9 weeks old

 

Puppy - 4 months old

Puppy - 4 months old

 

Puppy helps to take down the Christmas tree

Puppy helps to take down the Christmas tree

 

Puppy goes swimming

Puppy goes swimming

 

2 year old wolf dog

2 year old wolf dog

 

Wolf dogs, Puppy, and Barbara

Wolf dogs, Puppy, and Barbara

 

Wolf dog, Terry, and Puppy

Wolf dog, Terry, and Puppy

 

Watch out Puppy, there is a wolf following you!

Watch out Puppy, there is a wolf following you!

 

 

PINE RIDGE SANCTUARY - 2012 Florida Land Stewards Of The Year --- Pine Ridge Sanctuary, our Florida Land Steward  awardglobally endangered Pine Rockland ecosystem, has been awarded the 2012Forest Land Stewards Of The Year award by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FLFWCC), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), University of Florida - Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), Tall timbers.ORG, US Forest Service - Department of Agriculture (USFS), Florida Department of Agriculture - Florida Forest Service (FFS), Wildlife Federation of Florida, and other partmers. We will be on the cover and featured on their 2012 Florida Wildlife Habitat Management calendar. Pine Ridge Sanctuary also won this prestigious award in 1997. Barbara and Terry

PINE RIDGE SANCTUARY - NOMINATION BY LAND ACQUISITION SELECTION COMMITTEE FOR EEL PURCHASE --- Pine Ridge Sanctuary, our globally endangered Pine Rockland ecosystem, has gone through the lengthy process of certification, inspections for determination of future maintenance requirements, and a tour of the property by the Land Acquisition Selection Committee (LASC) for the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program (EEL) in preparation for inclusion on the A-List for possible future acquisition by Miami-Dade County. In 1990, voters approved a 2 year property tax increase to fund the acquisition, protection, and maintenance of environmentally endangered lands. To date, the EEL Program and its partners have acquired over 18,350 acres of EELs into Public Ownership. The lands include 631 acres of Pine Rockland, 272 acres of Tropical Hardwood Hammock, 16,809 acres of Freshwater Wetlands, 620 acres of Coastal Wetlands, and 19 acres of Scrub Habitat. The LASC toured Pine Ridge Sanctuary and held a Public Meeting and approved our property to the Board of County Commissioners for purchase stating the Pine Ridge Sanctuary has the highest bio-diversity as any piece of the globally endangered Pine Rockland and is the benchmark standard that is used by the County for every other Pine Rockland comparison.

LASC tour

Land Acquisition Selection Committee tour of

Pine Ridge Sanctuary

Pine Ridge Sanctuary sunset

Pine Ridge Sanctuary

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LASC tour

Land Acquisition Selection Committee tour of

Pine Ridge Sanctuary

LASC tour

Land Acquisition Selection Committee tour of

Pine Ridge Sanctuary

LASC public meeting

Land Acquisition Selection Committee Public Meeting discussing Pine Ridge Sanctuary

LASC public meeting

Land Acquisition Selection Committee Public Meeting discussing Pine Ridge Sanctuary

A SHORT MOVIE ABOUT BREEDING ORCHIDS --- I have just added a short 21 MB movie that Jennifer Brown ("Pine Rockland Composition" movie producer) made while she was shooting the movie about our globally endangered Rock Pineland. Hope you enjoy.

PINE ROCKLAND COMPOSITION - a film by Jennifer Brown featuring Pine Ridge Sanctuary - 4/2010 --- This is a 30 minute film (m4v 212 MB file) made by Jennifer Brown as part of her MFA in Science And Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University. It has taken Jennifer 2 years to produce this film all about the endangered Pine Rockland ecosystem and the way it interacts with residents and researchers in South Florida. The movie can be viewed using iTunes or QuickTime Player. This is a large file and may require some time to download on your computer depending upon the browser you use - Opera starts to run almost immediately, but IE requires some extra time. The film can also be viewed from the Pine Rockland Research page. Jennifer added a link page-( http://vimeo.com/20180761 - that may load quicker. I do not know how long that page may be active.

"Pine Rockland Composition" movie featuring interviews with Terry and Barbara on PBS --- airing dates and times are for WPBT PBS TV 2 = 4/20/2011 @ 3:00 AM / 4/21/2011 @ 11:30 PM / 4/24/2011 @ 6:00 PM / 4/29/2011 @ 7:30 PM. The film by Jennifer Brown about the globally endangered Pine Rockland ecosystem is being shown on local PBS station. I do not know if the film will air on other PBS stations elsewhere.

UNEXPLOITED PINE ROCKLANDS OF SOUTH ANDROS --- go to our Pine Rockland Habitat Research page to view this short video by John Lloyd and Gary Slater of the Ecostudies Institute. This unexploited Pine Rockland is probably the closest ecosystem to our Pine Ridge Sanctuary.

PINE ROCKLAND WORKING GROUP WORKSHOP FOR PRIVATE LANDOWNERS --- Landowner's Workshop Landowner's WorkshopLandowner's Workshop

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On Sat 5/8/2010, the Institute For Regional Conservation presented a day long Landowner's Workshop at Castello Hammock (22301 SW 162nd Avenue). Everything was discussed from "What Is A Pine Rockland" to "Identifying Characteristic Plants" to "Grant and Covenant Opportunities" (this one is by me) to hands-on practice of herbicide treatment for exotic plant pests. The Workshop was followed by a tour of the Avery Pine Rockland that IRC prescribed burned last June (Barbara & I we in the burn crew as spotters).

TEA - I am now selling some of Barbara and my favorite teas along with delicious Green Tea nutritional bars and tea bags for cold tea. These teashave been some of our highly prized teas that we serve gung fu style when we have had special visitors. Please take a look.

  • ALSO SEE - Barbara and I are now offering GUNG FU tea instructions and demonstrations --- Barbara and I will come to your home or office with tea wares, water, and all our accessories to serve 4 different premium teas. This gung fu style tea involves small sized tea pots and will show you how enjoyable Chinese, Taiwanese, and Japanese tea can be while teaching you in your own environment. The demonstrations will take 2 - 3 hours and are limited to 6 people maximum in size for a one-on-one experience. For details, please see the popup photos on our Teas For Sale page.
  • ALSO SEE - Tea article Fairchild Tropical Gardens "The Tropical Garden - 3/2010 - several articles written about Chinese and Taiwanes teas by Jeff Wasielewski after he interviewed Barbara and me before the Chocolate, Tea, and Coffee Festival last January.

PINE RIDGE SANCTUARY - our globally endangered Rock Pineland ecosytem was recently awarded Recertification as a Forest Stewardship. On 12/21/2008, Georgia Tasker of the Miami Herald newspaper ran a two page article ( p1 link and p2 link ) on us and I have included that in our website under the Pine Rockland section "Habitat Reasearch." Our Pine Ridge Sanctuary Pine Rockland was noted as the most aesthetically and scientificaly valuable pine flatwoods in the entire State of Florida. I have also previewed Jennifer Brown's doctoral movie that she is producing on the Pine Rocklands of South Florida in which we are featured. I will be adding both a shortened and the full length movie to my website as soon as the movie is complete. The movie will be presented at the upcoming Pine Rockland Working Group Conference 2/10/2010 - 2/13/2010 which will be held at Fairchild Tropical Gardens in Miami. The Natural Areas Inventory has received a grant to inventory the rare, threatened, and endangered plants in Florida. They are surveying 5 different ecosystem properties and our Pine Ridge Sanctuary has been selected as the only Pine Rockland property because of our extensive and unique biodiversity.

BLOG - Barbara and I have also started a Blog that will show photos and have short writeups on what we are currently doing at Pine Ridge Orchids -- ( PRO BLOG ). Recently, I have been too busy to post anything - please be patient because I have taken photos. I am posting new photos and writing new posts as time permits. I will be posting items like how I mix our media; how I repot the various orchids; R&R a couple of our irrigation pumps; and Barb will post photos on her work around the lily pond and in the Pine Rockland ecosystem. I was thinking of future postings like installing and finishing up the watering stations in our Rock Pineland to attract quail, foxes, snakes, raptors, and cougars to the water features in our arid ecosystem and the repairs to our "artificial tree" steel columns so that we can once again raise the stands for our bird houses and bat houses. I also have to repair the woodpecker damage to our bat houses and I will attempt to take photos of that procedure (as long as it works the way I am planning???).

We hope you enjoy all the hard work we have undergone to provide you with new photos, new information on our globally endangered ecosystem, and our section on teas that we enjoy. We welcome any feedback you can provide to us about what you think and how you can view the website pages.

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Manuel Garcia Caluff, world fern expert and Director of the Santiago de Cuba Fern Garden, has been so kind in permitting us to post his PowerPoint presentation "Cuban Orchids" to our website.

Cuban Orchids presentationManuel Caluff started the Fern Garden of Santiago de Cuba and remains the Director. The Garden stores over 1,000 plant species including 360 licophytes and ferns, 300 orchid species, and a 9,500 plant herbarium (BSC). The Fern Garden is the most important fern collection in Latin America.

Manuel Caluff has described 24 new fern species and has written over 60 publications in Cuban and foreign scientific journals including 2 books - "The Magic of My Garden" in Cuba and "Conservation Of The Licophytes And Ferns In The Antilles" in the Dominican Republic.

NOTE -- this PowerPoint presentation is very large (Manuel Caluff's original format which I do not want to resize because of artist's rights) - it may take several minutes to load on your computer. PLEASE be patient - it is worth it. It may be quicker to click on the link and save to your desktop and then open with PowerPoint.

To run as a slide show, when PowerPoint opens, look at the top buttons and you should have one that says View As Slideshow.

 

Thank You very much --- Terry and Barbara Glancy

 

 


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