Friday, March 31, 2023
Little Pasture on the Prairie

Little Pasture on the Prairie


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.

Eliza Blue is suffering from a little bit of "Stacking Bales Syndrome" after a long winter cooped up in her home.
hay bale in snow

Eliza Blue asks, "So, what do we hope for when our choices are between bad or worse? What do we hope for when we aren't even sure which is which?"

Once you've put on your town clothes, you can not do anything farm or ranch-related unless you want to be immediately covered in dirt, hay or worse.