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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Day 13

On day 13 we headed North to my home town, Albany, Oregon....and farm country.

We knew we could only be there for one day, so we tried to see everybody and do everything all at once  There were people to see, places to go, and things to do!!

I visited with my family on the front porch of my parent's house....

And I got to see all of my greats...

While Mr. Adams drove the combine for my Dad, harvesting Fescue grass seed.

My Dad also has an extraordinarily beautiful stand of Wheat this year...

Isn't that gorgeous?

And then I took some of the greats down to my Brother, Brian and Sister-in-law, Kelley's house to see all of the free range chickens.....

The Greats love the chickens...

Look at Christian! His head is buried in the feed bag!

I was giving Kelley a hard time about how many chickens they have....I told her that she was going to have baby chicks all over the place soon. And then I came home,,, and found out that I have 3 ducks sitting on eggs in my weedy/brushy patches.... I guess that "She who laughs last, laughs best." I shouldn't have teased her!

Dad took Mr. Adams and I across the highway to the fruit and vegetable farm to pick up some Strawberries....

There's only enough room for 2 people in the cab of the truck, so Mr. Adams rode in the back.


Look at first Produce payload!!

It was a busy, wonderful day!


  1. LOL you have three broody birds, I have only two! :) With so many running around, it wasn't until Brian heard the peeps that we even knew. The RI Red has 5 chicks and more eggs. At the other end of the manger is a Barred Rock sitting on hers. No idea as to how long she has been there. With all the roosters the eggs have got to be fertile so she should have at least one hatch. Yeah, ( I think) more chickens!

    1. We're both in poultry heaven......or is it HELL!?!?!!