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

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Random Bits From The Day

I felt better today so I got up from the computer and ventured into town with Mr. Adams to run some errands and have some lunch.  It was raining cats and dogs...

We tried out the new Asian restaurant downtown. The food was good, but my fortune was bad...

At the grocery store we picked up some mouth wash, per Levi's request. He wanted the "Scope" brand, and their containers have this ridiculous new shape....

He was impressed. Once home I got back to work on the book and worked on it for the rest of the day.

The ducks have been getting pretty active the past few days. I think they can feel Spring coming.

Jeeves has been "making eyes" at some of the girls, so I am hoping some of them are thinking about starting to lay some eggs. When we were in Mexico I picked up this "Magic Egg" at a souvenir shop. 

Fake eggs can be quite effective in persuading ducks to lay eggs, so tonight I snuck this one out into the hutch in one of the nesting boxes. It's a magic egg, so if it convinces them to lay eggs, what color do you think they will be?


  1. If I saw it in my nest I would think I had layed something. GO DUCKS

  2. I think they are going to start laying golden eggs!! Yay!