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, April 9, 2013

Sheep's Clothing

About a year ago I started to make a sweater....I wanted something that I could wear while working in the garden....something with sleeves that were just a little shorter than normal so I didn't have to push them up all the time, something with a warm snug neck, and made out of wool so it would be warm. Well, I finally finished it last night, and just in time! Although it was beautiful and sunny yesterday, it was windy, rainy and cold today. And I'm glad to say that the sweater was everything I'd hoped it would be....

Yeah for crochet!!.....yes, although it appears to have been knit it is actually crocheted. I used a stitch called the "pineapple stitch".

I highly recommend wearing wool to work in the is so cozy, handles the rain well, and provides a gentle, soft barrier to the weather.  I LOVE IT!!

Things are happening outside...not fast, but happening none the less... Today was the first day that I worked until dark....  I'm working on this year's carrot row.

Yes, I ran into another big rock. Fortunately it came out without a jackhammer, thanks to Levi and his friend, Chris Reeves (Yes, that's right, he's Superman!). One side of the row is completely done. And of course, where ever I am......the ducks have to be too.

Here you can see how the chicken wire is loose until I stretch it out and attach it to the bottom 2x4.

And then I draped plastic over the finished side and dug out the other side......that way the dirt wouldn't fall through the fencing  while I'm finishing the project.

 This is facing the area that hasn't been dug out yet...(sorry it's blurry)

And this is facing the area that is done.....

Silly ducks!

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