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, September 22, 2012

Clipping Wings

A couple of days ago one of my ducks took off's not uncommon for them to do that, but it usually does not amount to much.  This particular time though- the duck was up and was going to be gone, but it was too low and ran into the net fence and fell to the ground.  That was a close one!  So was time to clip their wings!

The procedure is to get them all in the hutch, shut the doors, catch them, process them then let them by one.  Catching them isn't TOO hard, you just have to visually pick one out, commit yourself and be fast!

They don't enjoy this very much by the way!

But it doesn't hurt them at all...You just take about 5 of the longest feathers on one wing and use a scissors to cut off the last 4 inches or so...

See...that wasn't so bad now, was it?

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