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, June 5, 2012

Mission: Pool

Connie had a big project ahead of her as she rolled out of bed this morning. Cleaning the duck pond (cue dramatic music). Here is a before shot of the duck pool. Good luck Connie...
 Gross right!? Just the sight of that thing would have scared me out of the job.

Step 1 was to drain the pool of all the water. Look what we found at the bottom! YUCK! So step 1.5 was to shovel all that guck outta there.

Here is the half finished product. now all we have to do is fill it up!

In this picture the feathers clogged the drain so we had to use the plunger to unplug it. Good idea Connie!

Now THIS is the genius filtration system created to prevent feathers and whatnot from clogging the drain on throughout the days. The more I think about it the more impressed I get...

TADA!! Here is the final product. You know it almost looks like the ducks' natural habitat, if not for the cheap blue plastic kitty pool in the center....

But by the looks of it, they really enjoy that little pond of theirs. Swim on little duckies!!!
And another special thanks to Connie for getting the job done. Round of applause for Connie everyone!

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