When living in this beautiful life as a farmer, sometimes you need a reminder to take a step back, let go, and laugh a little. This little reminder comes to us in a 40lb mutt named Blue. Blue is not the brightest crayon in the box, but he is one happy and loving dog. As you can see by this photo, taken by Tia Lisa, he loves to smile. He also loves to run off each day to go to Tia Nitschka's house and jump on the trampoline and play with her dogs. Days when frustrations seem to be getting to the best of us Blue will come along, and do what only Blue does best, bring a smile to our face or belly laughs with one of his goofy antics. He is terrible at herding sheep, but he does remind us to smile, to laugh, and to not forget to let go and be a little goofy.
Every farm needs a farm dog like Blue.
Elena Miller-terKuile is the current generational farmer of Cactus Hill Farm. When not in the fields/with the sheep/dying fiber/in the garden/knitting away, you will find Elena..Lets be honest here....you'll most likely find her taking a nap!