Monday, May 27, 2024
Little Pasture on the Prairie

Little Pasture on the Prairie

sheep shearing

If you’ve ever watched a sheep shearer work, you know it is about as labor intensive a job as exists, according to Eliza Blue.
Clun Forest sheep

Eliza Blue finds the perfect breed of sheep for her ranch.
storm

Eliza Blue reflects on the weather extremes that impact operations on her South Dakota ranch.
barn kittens

It's too bad cat ranching isn't a lucrative business model. Because if it was, Eliza Blue would have all the success.
mosquito

South Dakota's mosquito season is typically gentler than other places Eliza Blue has lived, but this year has been a different story.
fence

After 10 years on the ranch, Eliza Blue and her family are now residents of the tiny prairie town that sits adjacent to their east pasture. 
lambs

Eliza Blue welcomes a couple of friends she made that first night of college to visit her ranch and help with lambing.
spring dew

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

Spring milking is a dream within a dream for Eliza Blue, and an orphaned calf named Little Jones, too.
people walking on pedestrian lane during night time

Traveling to New York City feels like going home for Eliza Blue, who spent time there as a young adult while trying to make it big as a singer-songwriter.