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

Monday, December 23, 2013

Feeling Slightly Grinchy

Hello! I didn't die....just been busy.  I don't seem to be able to get into the Christmas Spirit this year. It's not that I'm anti-Christmas, it's just that it seems to be too much of a bother to decorate and stuff. I wouldn't even have gotten a tree except that Levi came home last night.....and I knew it would be nice for him to come home to a house that "felt" like Christmas. So I put forth some effort yesterday and ....

Mr. Adams and I went out behind the house and cut down a tree....

....and draped a string of lights around it. It's not fancy, but it will do.

Then I hung up the stockings....

Set up the nativity set....

"Thank You Jesus"

Set a few decorative items on the kitchen island.....

....and the living room table.....

....put the glass canister of antique ornaments on the trunk in the middle of the living room....


Finally, I light a Christmas scented candle. Then Mr. Adams went to the airport to pick up Levi.

It wasn't much, but it was all worth it....he said it "felt" like Christmas when he stepped in the door!


  1. Did your house smell like mothballs? Haha. I love your stockings!! I don't think I've ever seen them before.

  2. Agree with Melissa, the stockings are divine!

  3. Lori~ We received your beautiful Christmas card today! What a work of art with a wonderful message! You are amazing and so creative! Love your blog as well. Merry Christmas neighbor!