Friday, June 9, 2023
Little Pasture on the Prairie

Little Pasture on the Prairie

jersey cow

A recent trip to the barn to milk her old milk cow, Rita, reminded Eliza Blue why she is thankful for her life on a ranch and all its gifts. 

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

Eliza Blue doesn't remember ever appreciating the splendor of a seasonal change more than she is right now.
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. 

Eliza Blue feels as if she is the sheep mother of two brilliant goats.
chili pepper seedling

Eliza Blue explains why she is going to think of the cold months following Christmas as a celebration of the wonders of seed catalog season from now on.

Maybe home is more a feeling than a location. If we are lucky enough to find it in one place, so be it, but the earth herself offers this kind of belonging.

Eliza Blue finds comfort and hope in the resilient little kitten she's been tasked with bottle feeding around the clock.
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.

After experiencing both Michigan and Minnesota mosquitos, Eliza Blue can confirm Dakota mosquitoes are tough as nails and not easily deterred.