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, October 4, 2013

It's Raining Cats And Dogs

The weather is quite "October-ish"!

But it didn't stop us from hitting the beach again!

Today we were joined by Willow and her little "mini-me", Ada.

Ada had fun, but got cold after she wore her Mom's coat for a while...

Isn't she just adorable? You have to be tough when you're a Sitka kid...

In between hail and rain showers I saw a tiny beam of light peek through the clouds to form a portion of a rainbow over Carolyn...


Today, in addition to collecting salmon carcasses and seaweed, we collected fish skeletons. The bones will make a great source of Phosphorus for our garlic beds!

Of course, collecting is only half of the job.....once you get home you have to unload the buckets, wash out the truck, and place the goods in the garden.

Whew...I got soaking wet and now I'm tired. I think I'll spend the evening curled up in my easy chair quilting!

1 comment:

  1. Well I see you are having a great time collecting fish for your garden.

    Hugs Diane