My wife and I drove up into Virginia early this morning and hiked a section of the New River Trail. Very nice spring day for a hike.
Got a shipment of Black Giant chicks from the hatchery this week. Supposed to be 24 males, however I think one is a female, which is within the 95% accuracy guarantee of the hatchery. I plan on caponizing the cockerels at 8 weeks. Not a breed I have caponized in the past, so I will just have to take a wait and see approach as when to slaughter them. I purchased a few hens locally for immediate egg production, don’t plan on starting a permanent flock at this time.
Very challenging place to bike, you are either going steeply down or steeply up.
I was sitting out on the porch earlier. Nice clear night and I can see the lights of Winston-Salem in the distance, which is about 42 miles in a straight line from here.
We may make this our primary residence sooner rather than later.