Let me introduce myself.
My name is Nick Williams, I am 16 years old, and I live on 16 acres north of Fairbanks, Alaska and enjoy raising animals.
This year I raised free range turkeys for our community.
I have been in 4H for several years now and it has given me the knowledge and resources to be able to start my own business. I also raised a young beef and a turkey for the 4-H fair auction. I did very well with both my animals and got some good ribbons and prices. I also have a milk goat on the farm, which is just my friend.
It is my goal to provide fresh, locally raised, free range turkeys for our holiday dinners, or any time.
I am looking forward to next season and hope to hear from you all soon!
Hermit Hill Farm occupies 16 beautiful acres off the Elliot Hwy just past the Hilltop Restraunt & Truckstop north of Fairbanks. The farm is situated in an area north and west of the small towns of Fox and Chantinika which was a notable mining area in the early 1900s. Two bits of area trivia of note is the Tanana Valley Railroad, and the Davidson Ditch. The first, The Tanana Valley Railroad is a narrow-gauge railroad that operated in the Tanana Valley of Alaska from 1905 to about 1917. Whats interesting is Engine #1, the very first engine purchased for the TVRR and that operated in this area, has been restored and returned operation at Pioneer Park, the local community park in Fairbanks.The second, is the Davidson Ditch, a 90 mile (140 km) ditch and conduit built in the 1920s to supply water to gold mining dredges in this area of Alaska. It was the first large-scale pipeline construction project in Alaska, and lessons learned in its construction were applied to the building of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.