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, July 14, 2014

Day 10

On day 10, as we drove through Nevada we saw lots of sagebrush....

It had been raining, so the sagebrush looked really green and black.

As we entered Oregon we saw some more sagebrush....and some deer, and some pronghorn antelope, and this horse....

He looked a little rough around the edges.

I drove quite a bit of the time so Mr. Adams could look at Oregon Fish and Game maps....

As we neared Lakeview, Oregon we finally started to see trees, water. green grass, and cows mixed in with the sagebrush.

Then we stopped in Valley Falls, Oregon to visit Mr. Adams' brother Tim and his wife Sue.

Tim just built a new shop, so the guys couldn't wait to get the truck in there to start tinkering with it. First they took apart the passenger door to work on the window that was not working exactly right...

And then they replaced the thermostat because they thought the old one was sticking a bit too much. It sure is nice to have handy men in the family!


  1. Beautiful picture of the sun thru the clouds!

  2. What an adventure!! So excited to see your truck driving around Sitka! The photo w the horse in the distance was lovely! The picture of my friend Lori was my favorite! Cute hat!