Friday, March 31, 2023
Little Pasture on the Prairie

Little Pasture on the Prairie

thanksgiving dinner

Eliza Blue enjoyed one of the most enjoyable Thanksgivings she can remember this year, hosting a good friend and her daughter from across South Dakota.
pink baby booties

Eliza Blue ruminates on the beautiful and brutal time in her life when she was parenting very small children.

Eliza Blue enjoys a sky full of stars on a recent pasture walk on her South Dakota ranch.
snow on fence

Eliza Blue prepares for winter on her South Dakota ranch.
cottonwood trees

Eliza Blue marvels at the small grove of cottonwood trees on her South Dakota ranch, recalling indigenous Americans' teachings about the trees.

Eliza Blue feels as if she is the sheep mother of two brilliant goats.
house cat

The four-animal cap continues to be more aspirational than actual inside Eliza Blue's house. However, she finds it adds a pinch of spice to her marriage.

Kevin Locke, Tokeya Inajin, was a preeminent player of the indigenous flute, traditional Lakota storyteller, culture bearer, recording artist and educator.
black cat

Eliza Blue has been worried about Mama Cat for months as she vanished shortly after being spayed. Fortunately, she was just on vacation.
pickled cucumbers

It’s that time of year again — time to put up your garden goods or say goodbye to whatever is left.