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New gallery launched, pending ipernity closure

Since 2008, I've been sharing photos on the social media website called ipernity. It's the only social media site that I use for sharing things, like photos and my blog. But, last year, I set-up a new blog, here at www.virtualskyhomestead.com, because there was talk that there was a very real possibility that ipernity would be shutting down.

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Built my own 35mm camera

Since moving out to live on the homestead, I've learned how to build a lot of things.  But, this is the first time I ever built my own 35mm film, twin lens reflex (a.k.a. TLR) camera from a bunch of plastic parts.  This was a DIY camera kit, from Fotodiox, which Janice gave me as a Christmas gift this past holiday.

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Study shows chicken's intelligence to be quite complex

I'm going into my third year raising chickens, and I can say, without a doubt, that these remarkable animals are more intelligent than we are typically lead to believe. I spend a lot of time with my flock and it amazed me to witness the unique personalities and mannerisms each of my birds possessed. So, it was not a surprise to me to read this study and it's conclusions.

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