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, October 9, 2012

Synopsis Of The Trip

Well, the bear hunt was pretty typical except for one bad weather was really stormy the night we left town and we got into some pretty rough water and bent one of our poles....

 You can see that one pole is straight and one is bent...

We don't know why it happened.....we have been in worse weather and had no trouble with the gear so we think we must have hooked into something with the stabilizer in the dark...a whale or log or something.

I was barfing out the was ugly.  But hey...all is well now.

Here's how I kept myself busy while they were out hunting...sewing new potholders to replace the worn out ones on the boat....

crocheting a baby sweater and hat for a friend who is expecting a baby soon...

and of course the annoying cooking...

and cleaning...

I'd rather just sew....


  1. Lori, your posts are so enjoyable. Sooo, was the hunt a success for the hunters and not so much for the hunted?

  2. My oh my do I miss the peanut butter pie!

  3. Carolyn...They are still out there word yet.....

    and WHO is it that misses my pie? I never know who is posting anonymously!!

    1. Lori, what kind of sewing machine is that? Can't be electric, can it? Whatever works for you, you certainly make some beautiful things with it. Check out my Facebook page and see the sweet potato I harvested. Your dad thinks it looks like something a surgeon might have taken out of some human. My comment back to him....prolly was infected too. Ha! Carolyn Y.

  4. and stuffed french toast.......Norm