Saturday, September 24, 2016

Out Like a Light

Today was puppy visit day and the puppies had a full day of hugs and kisses and snuggles and lots and lots of play time.  It was pure heaven for them.  They had little kids to chase.  They had laps to snuggle on.  They had so many happy smiling faces to see that the day just flew by. By the end of the day, one by one the puppies all were pretty tuckered out. They couldn't keep their little eyes open one minute longer.
This little guy didn't even wake up to say goodbye to his new family.
He was out like a light.
Right now all the puppies are sound asleep, happily dreaming about next weekend when they get to go to their new homes with their sweet loving families.   Sweet Dreams Puppies.  Now that is one fun day!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Farm Store Fun!

Today my Dad and I finally did some much needed shopping together. We had a long list of things we needed and places to go. We had to make multiple trips to make sure all of our doodles were well taken care of during the day. My favorite stop on the list was the farm store! We absolutely cannot rush through there! On our list we had one of my favorite things that I have only been able to find there... Muscadine Jelly!!!! I love this jelly to the moon and back.... on toast, on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, on bagels, on a spoon.... YUM!! I couldn't even believe it but my jelly was on sale!!! JACKPOT! I added two jars to the cart right away. I also picked up some blackstrap molasses to make cookies and treats later this week. My Dad did a little more sensible shopping while we were there. He picked out new work gloves for me (all the upcoming log chopping is going to require a pair of gloves- or two) AND he helped me pick out a new pair of boots!!! Apparently my old pair I have been wearing are no longer suitable since I wore holes through them late last week. They also might smell a little, and by a little I mean they STINK! When the doodles run away when you take off your shoes that MIGHT be a sign that there is a problem. My Dad insisted that I get new work boots. My Dad needs some major kudos for sitting in the boot section for that long. I THINK if someone were to review the camera footage in the store today, they would say "oh that poor man" as I asked my Dad over and over again "Is this one better OR is this one better? What do you think?" I have to say when I got home and did more doodle chores they were much happier to see me than usual! They all sniffed my boots and wagged their tales. They are doodle approved! Thanks for my new boots Dad!!! And thank you for your everlasting patience! I am so excited to use all the goodies from the farm store! What a fun day! :)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Doodle Doggies Say Thank You

When my dear sweet beloved younger daughter Amelia heard about her older sister's health crisis, she immediately put in notice at her job and rushed home to Yesteryear Acres to help us out.  She was enjoying success following her own career path and put aside her own trajectory because as always, family is her first priority.  I do not know how we got so lucky to have such wonderful thoughtful children but we are blessed many times over.
Dear Amelia,
Thank you so much for dropping everything to come here
The Doodle Doggies sure do love seeing your happy face every day

And recess with you is so much fun!

We think you are so kissable

And huggable

and lovable

We say THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts
Woof and Tail Wags!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Coming Home Soon

We are just shy of 4 weeks since I left for North Carolina to take care of my older daughter.  When Mr. Yesteryear Acres and I got the call for someone to get to Camp Lejeune as quickly as possible, we immediately dropped what we were doing, our younger daughter left her job to come help us out and we have all been working hard to keep everything running smoothly. I am so proud of my family.  Everyone has been giving their all and despite my long absence, Yesteryear Acres and all the Doodle Doggies and all the Doodle Puppies and Doodle Kittens and the garden and everyone at home are doing really great.  They are doing the very best job ever.  Their loving devotion has allowed me to care for my older daughter and I am happy to report, things are looking up. We finally saw a specialist who was able to determine why my daughter was so ill.  It appears an incident of metal toxicity set off a storm where every one of her organs were systematically attacked. Her blood pressure was very high, her heart function was affected, her kidneys, her skin, her muscular system - everything. Thankfully, she is healing and slowly her systems are returning to normal. Today I started preparing for my trip back home to Yesteryear Acres. I started making meals for her freezer and refrigerator so she can easily heat up her dinners. So far I have prepared Pot Roast, Italian Marinated Chicken Strips, Barley Stew, Cheesy Broccoli Baked Potatoes, Lemon Chicken with Orzo, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Artichoke Pasta with Tomatoes and Olives, Szechuan Chicken and Cabbage, and a double batch of Blackstrap molasses cookies. I am making sure she is all set before I head on home. I want to be certain she will be okay and then....... Yesteryear Acres.....I will be coming home soon!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Doodle Dandy Day Spa

Today I opened the Yesteryear Acres Dandy Doodle Day Spa. Was it on the calendar to groom the doodle doggies, yes. Was that day supposed to be today.... well no. Turns out that our walk today in honor of National Dog Week sparked an extra pizzaz in Truffles step. As in a pizzaz to have selective hearing and chase after that grey squirrel anyways.  When Truffles remembered her name was in fact 'Truffles' and "Come" actually meant to get her butt over here, she came back over to me. However her coat had a little something extra to it. A whole lot of burs. So I had to go ask my Dad to get out all the grooming supplies and trim Truffles right then and there. While I waited for my Dad to get out all the supplies, Blossom volunteered for a little brushing at the Dandy Doodle Day Spa. When you have to open the Spa... might as well make it a treat for as many doodles as you can! :)

Hey Amelia will you brush me please?! 
But with this one because its my favorite  
And I'll just lay like this and you brush... Okay?!
Look how fluffy I am!!! I am even brighter!

Blossom is fluffier than ever now! 
'Innocent' sweet little Truffles. I know that squirrel teased you and then ran up that tree where you could not reach him. It obviously wasn't your fault. It was Mr. Squirrel's.
NO DAD!!!! I was going to leave some fluff on the top!!!!! AHHHH!
Mr. Yesteryear Acres sure likes those clippers!
But now I am all groomed! Bur free and squeaky clean!!
I wonder if there is still time to find that squirrel?
Come on Mr. Yesteryear Acres....Let's go finish that walk!
Happy Doodle Dandy Spa Day!!

Monday, September 19, 2016

So Much Cuteness

The very best thing about raising Doodle Puppies is that we are always surrounded by love.  Every day we have tiny tail wags of devotion and appreciation.  Every day we have Doodle Doggies and Doodle Puppies that say, "Thank you for this day".  We have a constant flow of love and happiness and of course, so much cuteness!
Birdie's Goldendoodle Puppies are so adorable!

They are so sweet too

And are great kissers!

Puppy Recess time!

The perfect spot

Look at this adorable teddy bear doodle

Group Hug

Leaf Attack!

Wanna play?

I am hiding in the grass

They found me!

Everyone needs a pillow to rest their head

Now what should we do

Let's follow Amelia

I see her!

Yay!  It is Snuggle time!!!!
Maple's Double Doodle Puppies are a little bit bigger this week
Maple's Boys

They are little butterballs

of cuteness!

Maple's Girls 1, 2 and 3

Smile for the camera!

Maple's Girls 4, 5 and 6

Thank you for so much cuteness!
Happy Monday!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Bark Your Calendars!!!

Tomorrow, September 19th, kicks off the 75th year of National Dog Week!!!! We could not be more excited here at Yesteryear Acres! Although every week is national dog day here, we like the extra excuse to go above and beyond for our bestest doggie doodles. I am thinking homemade doggie treats, extra long walks, some swimming in the pond, stick gathering, field day, fetch, belly rubs, back scratches, and so much more!!! The best part is that they don't even know its coming yet!!! Dearest Dad... we must put some of the other chores on hold while we spoil our faithful doodle buddies. I have been gathering many ideas on Pinterest to delight my little doodle friends. Please share with us your loving loyal doodle! I always love to hear how everyone's furry family members are doing. Get ready for a week of pictures!!! Who doesn't want to see this happy face!?!

Everyone BARK your calendars!!!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Doodle Helpers

We have been pretty busy here at Yesteryear Acres! I have to say we are so incredibly lucky to have so many helpers. It makes every day go by so much faster.

We have doodles helping clear plates

Doodle Kittens motivating us to pedal faster during a workout

Doodle Kittens helping us solve homework problems over the weekend

Doodle Cats assisting in the art of laundry folding 

Doodle Doggies doing dishes

And doodles always asking if they can help with anything else!

Thanks for always being there for us Yesteryear Acre Doodles! We love you so much and appreciate all your hard work!!!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Dottie's Doodles

A few weeks ago our faithful farm kitty Dottie had her own litter of doodles.... kitten doodles! They are soooo sweet and so cuddly. This week they have become quite active and ready to explore Yesteryear Acres! Dottie's Kitten Doodles are learning a lot from their mama and are starting to pounce. I spent quite a bit of my day playing with the kittens and a long piece of rope and laughing at their little butt wiggles! I can't contain all of their cuteness so I took a million pictures to share with you all! :) There MAY be one kitten in particular that I MAY have named and MAY be totally in love with and MAY try and take home back to my house.... but I am not saying that this has already happened.....

Dottie has 5 beautiful babies! 2 Black and white kittens, two tabby and white kittens, and a grey kitten. They are becoming little rascals.

Olive meet kitten doodle. Kitten doodle meet Olive! 

Hello Mr. Yesteryear Acres!! Will you teach us how to use the tools in your toolbox?

Doodle cuddles are the best! Everyone likes to make new friends

Time to play Follow the Leader!

This is Kristoff, My new kitten! Surprise Dad :)!!! But how can you say no to this face!?!?!? He fell asleep in my hand like this!!! My heart melted into a puddle of "I love you kitten" soup. DADDY PLEEEEAAAAAAASEEEE CAN I KEEP HIM!?!?! My cats would like a new buddy at my house!

Everyone should help me convince Mr. Yesteryear Acres that I Amelia NEED Kristoff the Kitten Doodle or I may very well perish!!! :)

I am off to go soak up some more kitten doodle cuteness! Thanks Dottie for having the most lovable litter of kitten doodles ever!