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

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We Took A Little Trip

We just got home from Dallas, Texas, where we attended our first Sport Show of the season. On the way down to Texas I stopped off in Oregon to see my Mom and Dad. We didn't do anything wildly exciting, but it's always fun to see the folks. We ate out....

Did some knitting and crocheting.....

 And tied a comforter for one of the little greats.

And then, it was off to Dallas for the Sport Show. Here we are at one of the banquets...

The food was as delicious as it was beautiful!

While we were in Dallas we checked out the site of President Kennedy's assassination in Dealey Plaza. Here's the "grassy knoll"......

And here is the Book Depository. Lee Harvey Oswald shot the president from the second window down on the right. There is a cardboard box in the window to mark the spot. There is also a white "X" painted on the street to mark the spot where Kennedy was at the time of the shooting.

It was very interesting to see this area in person.

Now we are home and it has done nothing but rain since we got here. We are spending most of our time catching up on the mail and other business, but we did take out time to work on one little project.....We put in a new faucet!

Here is the old silver, leaky one....

And here is the new black, shiny one.....

I must say, it classes up the place, and it doesn't leak!

Thanks for helping me, Mr. Adams!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Levi Was Here!

Levi came home for Christmas break. It's always fun when Levi is home!

First he decorated the tree for me with his good friend, Kristina..

This is his favorite ornament....made by his Aunt Kelley....

 And of course, we had to measure him again....

He's tall.

He helped Dale hook up some flying simulator games on his computer....

 And we all went out to the shooting range....

 Good shot, Levi!

 That was fun.

And was time to open Christmas presents!!!

 Levi got what he wanted.

And as for me....I did too! The ivy in my kitchen window sill has been dead for over a year now.

 That's right....100% stone dead. I've been too busy (or lazy) to do anything about it.

 So, Santa brought me a new one and I spent the day after Christmas taking down the old one and potting up the new one.

It looks SO a breath of Spring, right in the house! Merry Christmas to me!