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, November 23, 2012

New Light Fixtures

A couple of the light fixtures in our house were hopelessly outdated, so I recently purchased some new ones form Cabelas and installed them.  Here the old one that was hanging over our living room table...

And this is the new one...

Here is the old one that hung by the door to the sunroom....

Ooooh. it's dusty.....Oh well, here is the new one...

These are beautiful light fixtures, but they kind of glare in your eyes.  We'll have to explore different light blub options, or maybe frosted globes.  Oh well, it's an improvement over the old ones, that's for sure!


  1. Those are beautiful!! I think it's amazing what a difference new light fixtures can make. We've put in quite a few new ones this year and I just love them.

  2. we enjoyed being able to see the mounts hanging on your wall - bet those have some great stories to go with them. Good job on the lights - by the way. Way to go Dale.