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

Friday, May 22, 2015

10 Very Brief Random Tidbits

1. What do you think of Ben's Easter Basket this year?

2. Lucy thinks she needs to be in Ben's room most of the time now.....this time she had FOMO (Fear of missing out).

3. The Ravens absolutely destroyed the lawn at the Post Office. Or did they actually help it by thatching it?

4. I recently scored big-time at a garage sale by finding these fenceposts....102 of them!

5. Everything is's been sunshining for I need to mulch everything with seaweed so I will be ready for opening day, which is tentatively looking like June 22.

6. I made this lap quilt for my Mom for Mother's Day and had it machine quilted by a good friend of mine. It wasn't until after I sent it to her that I happened to be looking at this photo of it and I saw the embarrassing.

7. One of my neighbors wanted to buy some of my flowers for his mother for Mother's Day. He wanted to pay me extra if I would pick them for him and he would come by and pick them up later. I started picking and then I picked some more, and then I grabbed a basket and then he ended up with this.....It turned out so cute!!!!

8. I have a "thing" for old license plates and have collected a small stash of them which have been hanging in the garage.

Recently I decided that it would be nice to have them out where I could see them more often, so I hung them on the beam behind my truck.

As you can see, I need more of them to cover the rest of the beam, so feel free to send me any old license plate you happen to have laying around!

9. These Tulips were amazing this year!!

10. If you disturb the dirt anywhere.....the ducks are sure to follow.

I've only seen 4 slugs so far this season. Good job, team!


  1. Looks like you need to be driving your truck when you go to garage sales - might be easier on your other vehicles. :)