Hill City Micro Farm

When I do things, I tend to do them with all my heart, even if they are small things.
My little tiny micro farm is an example of this…. I love it and I want it to be fruitful.

My chickens produce eggs, I incubate and sell chicks, we eat the meat if we need to, we feed the shells back to the chickens.

This week I made violet syrup and jelly as well as lavender jelly. These are things I foraged from my yard. I plan to make dandelion jelly as well this week, goodness knows we have enough of them!

Nothing goes to waste here, I put my heart into making every little thing count. Some times, I might go overboard…

But, sometimes it pays off. Several months ago, after brewing 6 gallons of mead with my friend Shannon I reserved the cloudy bit at the bottom and added apple cider vinegar ‘mother’. Months went by….

This week I tasted it….
Crystal clear, light, lemony and delightful, perfect for a spring salad…
Mead vinegar is delicious!

I am bottling it and hoping to provide it for sale along with the syrups, jams, jellys, eggs and other small bits of produce from my big heart, small time, micro farm in the city.




8 Responses to “Hill City Micro Farm”

  1. Jen says:

    Wow, vinegar from the yuck in the bottom of the carboy. Who’da thunk! Gonna do that the next time we brew. Way cool!! I wont discuss how many batches of that we discarded:(

    • anita says:

      doh!! Well, now you know! I let it sit for months in the basement, but its cool down there. apparently if its warm it only takes 6-8 wks. so, my next batch should be a little quiker.

  2. Marjorie says:

    Cool! Dan wants to know how much land you have for your micro farm! :)

  3. mom says:

    What a great job Anita! Way to work it!!

  4. Jesseka says:

    the colors are great! Seems like you could work it into a photography post. :)

  5. a says:

    i was thinking the same! but I want to wait until my dandelion jelly can join the group. I kinda just like having all the pretty colored bottles. haha.

  6. Jerusha says:

    Nice work! DIY is so much fun.

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