June: A Month of Blooms!

Tomorrow is June 1st!  I can’t think of a better way to celebrate this gorgeous month, than with flowers!  Each day, for the month of June, I will be posting a flower photo. Feel free to join me in celebrating Mother Nature’s beauty, through flowers!

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Let’s Bloom Together! 

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…


Garden Droplets

Weekly Photo Challenge – Liquid

An early morning, dew covered garden is one of my most favorite places to take photos…

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Garden Dew Drops
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Morning Web
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Drip, Drop…
A Spider’s Art
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Mist Filled Web


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Droplets and Rainbows

“You are not a drop in the ocean… You are the entire ocean, in a drop.” ~Rumi

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…





Indigo Acres

Place in the World: Weekly Photo Challenge

Our goal has always been to create a life we don’t need a vacation from.  We call Indigo Acres our “Stay-cation”.  Our 13 acres, in West Michigan, represent our passion for all things living, from gardens to critters.

Wifey and I are both two extremely driven women.  We set our mind on a goal, and we make it happen.  About 5 years ago we realized we had one more dream we needed to make a reality.  That was how Indigo Acres was born.  I closed the door on my 22 year career, in the world of education, to focus on the dream of building our small farm.   Wifey continues to practice pediatric medicine, but equally loves her time on the farm.


Indigo Acres was established in 2014 and we have never looked back.  We started with 2 horses, 2 goats and 12 chickens!  4 years later, we have grown to 1 horse (RIP sweet Velvet), 4 goats, 4 sheep,1 mini donkey, 7 barn cats, 1 Newfoundland, 31 ducks and over 100 chickens.  And, we are welcoming quail this July!


I love every moment of my life, and I am filled with gratitude daily.  Our motto here at Indigo Acres is, “Do What You Love…Love What You Do…”  That about says it all!

This is our 2018 t-shirt design. I know many of you have this tee already.  Feel free to send me a photo, wearing this tee, doing what you love.  I would so enjoy featuring you, on Growing Self!

Here are a few of our Indigo Acre family members…

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Sam, the Nubian Goat


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Pumpkin, Wifey’s Farm Dog


Fabulous Flo, the Polish Hen


Oatmeal, the naughty pygmy goat


Master Frodo, the amazing mini donkey


Ranger & Bubba, babydoll sheep


Sweet Rosie, bantam old English hen
A few of the ladies!
The new ducklings


And so many more!

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Harvesting Sunflowers

Do you have a dream?  What are you waiting for?  Make it a reality!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…