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

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Day One

What a great day!!!! I LOVE my new truck!!!

It drives like a dream and it looks so cool....

And Mr. Adams likes it too!

Here are Jesse and Glenda, the folks who sold it to us.

By late afternoon we were ready to hit the road...

We were confident and excited and ready to start our adventure....

I took the wheel first. I have to admit that I was a little bit nervous.....I don't know why, I was just worried that I would crack it up on the first day I guess.

Well, everything went great for about 28 miles.....

....and then......the engine overheaded! Oh dear.

Good thing I brought my lawn chair....

An interesting thing happens when you break down in a vintage truck.....people start coming out of the woodwork wanting to help. They just can't resist the opportunity to stand around talking about old cars, scratching their heads while they're trying to figure out what's wrong with yours.

Jesse drove out to help us too...

It turns out that the fan had stopped working, so we hot wired it, and once again we were on our way!

 I let Mr. Adams take a turn at the wheel this time.

And he took us all the way to our first destination.....Gatlinburg, Tennessee!


  1. Hi Lori. I'm commenting (only I can't figure out what profile I need to select) :) Can you figure out who I am.

    Great looking truck! Have a fun trip.

    1. no, I can't tell who you are...