Friday, March 31, 2023
Little Pasture on the Prairie

Little Pasture on the Prairie


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.
fall leaves

Eliza Blue ponders the splendor of autumn.

The first of May isn't always spring in South Dakota. But Eliza Blue feels it's finally arrived on her ranch and she's soaking up every bit of it.

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

Eliza Blue adopts four orphaned lambs on top of the ones bred on her farm, making it an interesting, hectic and still-manageable lambing season.

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.
thanksgiving dinner

Eliza Blue enjoyed one of the most enjoyable Thanksgivings she can remember this year, hosting a good friend and her daughter from across South Dakota.
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.
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.

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