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, January 13, 2014

Coming Out Of The "Crochet, Computer, Coffee Creamer Coma"

Well, it took some work, but I finally got one of my crochet patterns written, edited and posted for sale on

It meant many, many hours in my desk chair at the computer. It got to the point where I wasn't going out, wasn't cooking, wasn't getting dressed....wasn't doing alot of things! I was totally obsessed. I have a tendency to go full-on with whatever it is I'm doing, and not want to do anything else. I think Newton's First Law of Motion pretty much sums it up....

Sir Isaac gets me.

When I am working outside I don' t want to go in. When I'm inside crocheting I don't want to go out. When it gets late I don't want to quit what I am doing to go to bed. When I am in bed in the morning I don't want to get out from underneath the cozy covers. Etc, etc, etc. And since there is noone here to tell me what to do....I just kept at it.
Finally, at some point this weekend I looked out the window, took a deep breath and said, " I have got to snap out of it!"

So I headed outdoors....."Hello, coats."

"Hello, boots."

"Hello, cold, gray world".

First, I hauled some firewood....

And then I had a little look around.

"Hello duck footprints."

 "Hello, ducks!"

"Hello, unfinished projects."

"Hello, LIFE."

 Now, I just need to work a little bit longer and get those mitten patterns online!!!!

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