THE U-Pick GARDEN will be closing August 20th. This will be the last year the garden will be open to the public. Next year I'll be operating as a CSA, supplying about 20 regular customers with weekly boxes. Thank you for your support over the last 8 years, but it's time to try something new.

To get a copy of my book, "How To Grow Vegetables In Sitka, Alaska" just give me a call....The books are $20 plus tax. If you live out of town and want me to mail you a copy, you can mail a check for $25.60 to:

Lori Adams
P O Box 6021
Sitka, Alaska

Down To Earth U-Pick Garden is located at 2103 Sawmill Creek Road in Sitka, Alaska. It is open usually from mid-June through late August. Hours are Monday-Saturday 12:00 to 6:30. On Farmer's Market Saturdays I am not open until 2:00. Children are welcome but may not run through the garden or chase the ducks. If you have any questions you can contact me, Lori Adams, at 907-747-6108 or 907-738-2241. My email address is

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Half Way Done

Well, I got lucky with the weather again today.   There was rain in the forecast but I only felt a few sprinkles all day! 
The first thing we did this morning is go garage saling.  It was not the best day, but I did get a nice basket and a paint-by-number kit to take on the boat for some relaxation therapy.  After that I got to work sifting dirt for the carrot bed.  Here is my state of the art sift-o-matic...

The sifter is on top and on hinges so that I can just "throw" the rocks into the wheelbarrow.  You can't see it very well in this photo, but there are 2 thin white boards that hold seaweed against the fence to keep the dirt from coming out.  Everything just pulls along as I fill in. About midlevel I put in the starfish.  Here I am at about 4:00 when I took my dinner break...

And again at 8:30 when I finally quit...

I think I will go soak my sore bones in the tub.

1 comment:

  1. Nice sifter!! Happy Earth Day today.