Friday, March 31, 2023
Little Pasture on the Prairie

Little Pasture on the Prairie

fall leaves

Eliza Blue ponders the splendor of autumn.

The truth is Northern Plains gardening is a gamble from start to finish. Eliza Blue weighs in on this season's harvest.
prairie flowers

Eliza Blue is struck by the simplicity and beauty of telling herself, “You are making too big a deal of this.”

Yes, parenthood requires sacrifice, but what else would be expected when what is accomplished is nothing less than a miracle.

There is much to be gained from remembering and embracing tradition. Namely, that we are very lucky to live when and how we do.

Eliza Blue counts her blessings following an abrupt end to her journey spanning 12 days, five states and 2,700 miles.

Eliza Blue is living and appreciating every second of her patchwork life with her children in tow.
prairie flowers

Eliza Blue realizes that perfection is waiting in the quiet of tall rustling grass, the last morning star, the golden faces of late summer flowers.

This is the part of the summer when Eliza Blue discovers what the defining insect infestation of the season is going to be. It looks like grasshoppers.
country house

Eliza Blue's South Dakota ranch has received more rain in the past week than the entirety of last spring and summer. Her family is enjoying the results.