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, December 3, 2014

Thanksgiving On The Boat

Guess who came home for Thanksgiving?

Levi!!!! Ordinarily I wouldn't bring him home for Thanksgiving, because it is so close to Christmas, but this year we took the boat out to do a little deer hunting for a few days, and we didn't want him to miss out on the festivities. 

During the day the troops would go out hunting and I stayed behind to to the cooking and cleanup.
Here they are all getting outfitted with life jackets....

I think Levi's life jacket might be getting a little too small for him.

Unfortunately, even though there was plenty of effort, no deer were harmed during our venture. But we sure put the hurt on some prawns. Here are Ben and Emily running the gear.

And here are all 3 of the kids pinching tails...

Yummy! I'm thankful for prawns.

Emily stayed on the boat one day with me and made some delicious pies.

 We ate a TON of food during the 3 days were were gone. The weather was not too rainy, but the wind REALLY blew one day. Several boats in the area had some trouble, but we were safe and warm....

photo complements of Ben Adams Photography

.....and I'm very, very thankful for that.


  1. A blessing to have the family together during Thanksgiving!

  2. Could you e-mail 1,6 & 7 to Brenda?

    – Levi