Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Little Pasture on the Prairie

Little Pasture on the Prairie


Eliza Blue welcomes a couple of friends she made that first night of college to visit her ranch and help with lambing.

Eliza Blue adopts four orphaned lambs on top of the ones bred on her farm, making it an interesting, hectic and still-manageable lambing season.

The first of May isn't always spring in South Dakota. But Eliza Blue feels it's finally arrived on her ranch and she's soaking up every bit of it.

In the middle of a storm, in the middle of the night, Eliza Blue realized at long last everything really is going to be okay.
snow on fence

Eliza Blue spent the first half of the week getting ready for a major winter storm, the second half weathering it and now digging out. 

Spring milking is a dream within a dream for Eliza Blue, and an orphaned calf named Little Jones, too.
rainbow in South Dakota

After a lifetime spent in places where rainfall is plentiful, Eliza Blue was unprepared for the realities of living in an ecosystem where drought is common.

Having two puppies at the same time is the kind of treachery reserved for the truly brave or the slightly unhinged, Eliza Blue is doing it nonetheless.
tomato seedling

Excited for spring, Eliza Blue is starting seeds indoors.
Dairy calf

When illness coincides with calving things can get a little hectic on Eliza Blue's ranch.