Roda’s Critter Connection

Our four babydoll lambs have settled in beautifully, on the farm!  They are also much more comfortable with the camera!

They sure love their hay!
Time for some sheep exploration!

Each Monday, grab your camera and join me for my Critter Connection Challenge!  No critter is too big or too small!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…


Spring Fling in January!

Happy Spring…in January! We have had nothing but freezing cold weather and lots of snow this Winter.  But, today it was a balmy 54 degrees!  Only in Michigan!  The piles of snow melted and I could see green grass and lots of mud! Regardless, the animals were extremely happy and full of spunk today…

The ladies were out and about, exploring all day!
The ducks had the best puddle party, EVER!
The babydolls were happy to get out and explore their new pasture!
Frodo enjoyed looking out his stall door, for the first time!
The meeting! And a beautiful meeting it was!

Magic has been lost, ever since Velvet crossed over.  Today, she seemed truly happy.  Although the two were separated by fencing, Magic often had her head over Frodo’s fence to saying hello.  Both critters were relaxed and had a beautiful day together! This made my heart bubble with joy!

This past week has been extremely difficult, yet beautiful all at the same time. We said goodbye to a dear friend and welcomed a sweet new addition, to Indigo Acres.  Frodo has been a true gift, in so many unexpected ways.   I feel extremely thankful and blessed…

I spent much time with Frodo today.  I cried happy tears, while connecting with him in his stall.  I also cried tears of sadness, missing my old friend.  But, when I looked into his eyes, something magical happened…I was reminded of an old friend.  What an incredible gift…

I have a feeling 2018 is going to be a beautiful year at Indigo Acres!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…







The Gift of Gratitude: Sheep

Today celebrates Day 11 of my 31 Days of Gratitude…Sheep!


It has been one of my dreams to have sheep at Indigo Acres.  But, not just any sheep, I have always wanted Babydoll sheep.  After much patience, one of my farm dreams came true on Saturday.  We are now proud owners of 4 Babydoll sheep!  Our journey began something like this…

We started with the JEEP
A waterproof tarp and a bale of straw…
We drove for 2.5 hours to meet these cuties!  They love snow!
4 Sheep in a JEEP!!! 5 hours round trip!
Meet Bubba, Ranger, Chewie and Neville!

The boys have settled in beautifully.  I am in love!  It was difficult to not camp out in the barn.  I have decided that the sheep need someone to protect them, so I think an alpaca is in order!  Shhhhhh…don’t tell Wifey!  She loves surprises! (Hee-hee) Remember, life is too short to not follow all of your dreams…

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…