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About ephemeralcas

I am a Freelance Writer who grew up under the big blue skies of Montana. I recently received my B.A. in English from The University of Montana and have headed out west to try out California life. I am a very passionate person and I have a fire in soul for all things regarding gardening, literature, permaculture, and feminism. In my spare time I enjoys reading heady philosophical novels, and going fishing in the dark.

the state of the jungle

Trying to set up the 2018 permaculture design course. It seems that the more stuff I create, the more people want of me. At the same time, the more stuff I create and post to the mighty internet, the more … Continue reading

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Swords, Iron, Missoula Blood and Pie

First, I must apologize as this is a bit of sour grapes. Airing some dirty laundry. At the same time, I’m told I am one of missoula’s most popular bloggers, so maybe this squeaky wheel will squeak a bit louder … Continue reading

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jumping spiders and daddy longlegs in your house keep away brown recluse

This video is of a jumping spider that found its way onto my monitor. I was once bit by a brown recluse spider. I had a big welt on my arm for six months. In those days I killed all … Continue reading

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struggles, hurdles, challenges and observation

the tree When I was about 12 I read a book where there was a father and son living in a simple house with a simple yard and a big tree behind the house. Somehow things were such that the … Continue reading

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junkpole fence: freaky cheap chicken/deer fence made from wood typically thrown away

We needed a permanent fence that would keep flighty chickens (layers) in and keep the deer and the wild turkeys out. We experimented with a few designs that all ended up being awful. And when we tried this design, the … Continue reading

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Quest For Land: My Advice For Permies and Homesteaders Part 3 of 3

(Photo by Art Held) Re-Husp While I was in Montana searching for land, my brain stumbled into this idea that I now call “rehusp” (or “re-husp”). In a feeble attempt to summarize: I want to grow the future of permaculture. … Continue reading

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Quest For Land: My Advice to Permies and Homesteaders Part 2 of 3

Selling Your Soul Into Slavery So many people living in the city are coming to the conclusion that they hate their life. The work at a job they hate – mostly because they would hate other jobs even more. They … Continue reading

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