Shouldn’t have been a cowboy
Eliza Blue is better than no help at all around the ranch, but sometimes only barely. Recently, she leveled up to cattle sorting.
Remember it could be worse …
Maybe, winter chores aren’t so bad. Maybe they are the antidote to the malaise of modern life. And maybe, just maybe, Eliza Blue will make it through March.
The priceless value of a fresh egg
Rising egg prices remind Eliza Blue to be grateful for the small bounty her aging flock of hens provide her and her family each day.
Cat ranching not a good business plan
It's too bad cat ranching isn't a lucrative business model. Because if it was, Eliza Blue would have all the success.
Grasshoppers invade South Dakota this year
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.
Almost time for lamb-nesia
Every winter around this time, baby lambs begin prancing through Eliza Blue's dreams — no matter how exhausted she was during the previous lambing season.
Low conflict entrepreneur
Eliza Blue enjoys the gentler pace of life on her ranch as of late, welcoming the change.
Enjoying all the gifts life has to offer
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.
Finding the joy in everyday tasks
Perhaps enlightenment isn't an antidote to the drudgery of mundane chores. Rather, enlightenment is discovering the joy inherent within these tasks.
Roots of friendship remain intertwined despite passing time
Eliza Blue welcomes a couple of friends she made that first night of college to visit her ranch and help with lambing.