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

Friday, September 7, 2012

There Is Always A Way To Fix Something

Well, I couldn't wait any longer and I put water in the duck pool.  The bad news is that one side is lower than the other side....

The good news is that there is a way to fix just have to get creative and think hard....there is always a way!  My friends Monique, Ken and Ardele stopped by and helped me come up with a solution...I am going to create a feature along that low edge...something like some flat rocks and mortar.  The ducks LOVE standing on high spots...I think they will love it and it will make the pool more interesting!  I also think it would be fun to insert a cement fountain feature over the input hose ...something NOT like a little boy peeing in the pool.  Anyways, for now I cut off the stand pipe to lower the waterline and at some other point in time I will tackle the rock project.....right now I am too tired. 

I have yet to see a duck get in the pool.

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