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

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Little Snow

A couple of days ago we had the first snowfall of the season that amounted to anything....

The ducks are a little confused, but very tolerant.  I am always amazed that they don't seem to get cold...

 I mean.....where would be the one place you wouldn't want to be on a cold, snowy day?  In the water!!!

Yet, they act like that is their preferred place to be.  Don't their feet get cold?


  1. Like your Duck Crossing sign. How long do you keep 'Lucky' seperate before allowing him to mingle?

  2. Usually I keep new ducks separate for 2 weeks. They can see each other through the fencing and are acclimated to each other by the time I let them out. There will be some skirmishes but not as many as there would have been if I would have just thrown them together. With young ducks I usually keep them separated longer so they don't get too picked on. With Lucky I will have to wait until he is healthy enough to fend for himself. I don't know how long that will be...he is limping pretty bad