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

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Few Shots From Our Last Trip

Early this morning Mr. Adams and I picked up the new group of clients and headed to the boat.  They were underway for the hunting grounds by 6:30 a.m. and I headed home to catch up on paperwork and phone calls that had piled up while we were gone.  Besides watering in the sunroom and tinkering around outside for a few hours I didn't get much done in the garden.  I'm still sleep deprived and had to stop this afternoon for a nap.  Maybe by tomorrow I will feel normal again. 

Here are a few photos from the last trip.

Ben and Emily arriving after a slightly rough trip...

It was SO FUN to have them on the boat with us.  The 3 of us played a lot of dictionary...

Ben won most of the games.

Here is everyone but me cleaning shrimp on the back deck.  I don't clean them anymore...I just cook them.

I did a lot of these...

A LOT of them!  

In my off time I finished a paper pieced log cabin quilt that I had started about 10 years ago.  Then I machine quilted it to a fleece blanket.  All that is left to do now it is put on the binding.  

It turned out beautifully and I can't wait to buy the couch for our living room that is going to go underneath it.

And check this out...on May 14 we had a blizzard!!!  It was brief and the snow melted quickly, but REALLY!!!

It was a successful trip.  Both hunters got nice trophies and one of them was one of the biggest bears we've taken!  

--I updated the duck log today so don't forget to check it out.


  1. Lori, your quilt is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!

  2. Wow, I agree with Backwoods Mama...the quilt is amazing and beautiful. You never cease to amaze me what you can get done with so little. Nice work new best friend!