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, 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!


  1. The new ivy does look a lot better. Levi IS tall! I'll never forget Daphne being nervous that he wouldn't be able to fit through our doorways when he visited us.

  2. So, how tall is he?

  3. He has been close enough to 6'4'' that we have been saying that's what he is. He was convinced that he had grown a little bit since we measured him last and he was right......right at 6'4'' for real!