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

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Day 12

We've been home in Sitka now for about 3 days and I've been swamped trying to catch up on things here, but I haven't quite finished telling our road trip story....I'm a little behind!

We spent day 12 in Creswell, Oregon with my Mother and Father in-law, Lyle and Lorene.

Big Mr. Adams is just as handy as little Mr. Adams, and he has a shop, so after we let him take the truck for a spin we put him to work on a project!

When we bought the truck it only had one small, round side mirror on the driver's side.

The mirror was cool because it was original, but it was too small and I didn't feel safe changing lanes and backing up, so we bought a larger, rectangular mirror at an auto parts store.

What a difference!! The only thing that would make it better was if there was one on the passenger side too. We bought a second mirror and I figured maybe someday I would shop online to find another original bracket.

But better yet, if you have 2 handy guys and a welder, they can make one themselves!!

First, we draped the truck with rugs to protect it.

I'm not as handy as the guys, but I tried to be helpful....

Then, little Mr. Adams welded on the bracket.


Looks kind of like a kick-stand for a bike!

After cleaning up the weld with a wire brush....

We installed the passenger side mirror. How awesome is that?!?!

Thanks, Mr. Adams!

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