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, December 14, 2012

Last Night I Slept Like A Baby

Well, there's good news and bad news;

The bad news is that Lucy barked like crazy when we put her outside last night and would not stop.
The good news is the mothballs kept the bears out of our yard.
The bad news is they were not strong enough to run them out of the entire neighborhood.

The good news is that noone could hear Lucy bark because we locked her in the back of the pickup/canopy.
.....and there's more good news.....I slept all night, the neighbors weren't annoyed, and the dog could bark to her heart's content with out fear of retribution.  Problem solved.


  1. maybe it is something else that bothers her at night - ?

  2. I suppose that is always a possibility, but I don't think so. She has a specific bark for bears, the neighbors have actually seen the bear walking through their yard at night and her barking episodes have coincided with other neighborhood dogs acting up.