Monday, August 31, 2015

Look at the new cuties!

Juneau's puppies all go to their new homes this weekend.  They are ready and excited to meet their new families!
I will be waiting with my tail wagging!

Me too!

Me tooooo! Ha ha ha!  Farm Kitty Photo Bomb!

That kitty is so much fun to play with!

And introducing.....

Maple's Double Doodle Babies

We have 9 new Double Doodle puppies to love

Mommy Maple is taking good care of her new little ones

They are silky soft 

and so snuggable

Puppy Happiness!
Happy Monday!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Apple of my Eye

It is Apple time!!!  It is a good thing too because we are officially out of peaches!  We need a new fruit in our kitchen so we can look forward to Apple Pie, Apple Crisp, Caramel Apples, Apple Fritters and Campfire Apples.  My son and I went to go pick a few bushels of apples when Mr. Yesteryear Acres decided to join us.  The picking was easy and the apples are delicious!  Can't wait for all the apple goodies!!!!
Mr. Yesteryear Acres test tasting the crop

The trees are loaded!

It was easy picking today

We had 2 full bushels picked within 20 minutes

And lots more waiting for next time!

Thanks for helping me pick!

Apple of my eye
So much love!

Saturday, August 29, 2015


This morning we took Bri to college.  My son surprised us all by coming home to join us.  We were all so excited to see him, but of course, Bri was happiest of them all.  We left early this morning....

The sunrise was spectacular

We were treated to a red fire ball slowly rising over the horizon

The picture doesn't do it justice.  It was really beautiful! 

Bri was excited to be greeted by the "mascot" of her college. 
With my son's help - we had Bri's room finished in record time

She is all ready for classes on Monday

Thanks Austin! 
No trip is complete without a stop at the student union for food!

Then we took a quick walking tour

And said our final goodbyes
Good luck Nurse-to-be Bri!!!!
We are proud of you!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Don't forget the croutons!

Bri is moving back to college tomorrow morning so of course tonight we have to make one last delicious dinner so she can have a tummy full of happiness when she leaves.  I have beef slow roasting in the oven.  The beef should be close to the point where it falls apart just by looking at it.  We have a batch of homemade noodles ready and are getting ready to peel potatoes for a side dish of mashed potatoes to go with the beef and noodles. I also am making homemade gravy to top everything off.  No dinner would be complete without homemade rolls and if that weren't enough, we are making homemade croutons for our salad! Now this is a meal to remember!  For dessert........cookies and cream ice cream!  Don't worry Bri - I am making extra so you can bring the leftovers to school!  Hope you're hungry.......dinner will be ready in an hour! Bon Appetit!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Errand Day

Today was errand in, "let's spend the entire day going from place to place getting all the things on our list that we should have already purchased but waited to the last minute" day.  Bri and I were out the door by 7:15am this morning and crossed a few things off the list, came home and did the farm chores and then we were off again.  We were gone all day long. We did manage to get everything on the list such as putting gas in the car, grocery shopping, warehouse club shopping, pharmacy run, bank run AND more.  Doesn't that sound like a super fun day? We were lucky and got to end our long errand day by having dinner with my mom.  Thank goodness too!  It was 8:00 by the time we had dinner with her and if we had to wait to drive another hour home AND make dinner......we would still be waiting to eat!  Tomorrow's schedule.....pack all of Bri's things for college.  She leaves first thing Saturday morning. How did the summer fly by so quickly?! Noooooo!  I am not ready!  At least we have the things we need for Bri!  Errand day complete!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Happy Dog Day!

I didn't even know this is National Dog Day!  I am not sure how a special day about doggies eluded me, but somehow it did.  I suppose there is a chance I didn't know about the National doggie day because every single day here at Yesteryear Acres is Dog Day!  Just this week alone, we took all these doggie pictures......
A little fun time at the pond

A quick refreshing drink

Even the kitties love our doggies!

Because they are so lovable!
The very last picture of my son before he left for college. Of course it was with his bestest friend Olive.

So take time to celebrate National Dog Day.
Take your doggies out for a nice walk 
And give them all great big hugs

Doggies and Humans love that.
Happy Dog Day!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Miles to Go

My older daughter really enjoyed her post-deployment leave here at Yesteryear Acres.  We have gone bike riding. We have gone hiking.  We have worked in the garden, played with the doodle doggies and doodle puppies, gone fishing, made crafts, watched TV, finished lots of farm chores and.......she has baked.  And baked.  And baked.  She has made sooooo many delicious goodies that I will have to walk miles and miles and miles to fend off the caloric overload. Even though I will most likely have to buy new clothes if we keep eating like this......
I hope she never leaves!!!!!!!!!!
Truffle Mushroom heavenly goodness

and homemade pasta

We have made lots of pasta!

Hot and Fresh from the oven, homemade pretzels! 
Mmmmm they were sooooo good!

Ready to go into the oven - Cream cheese filled coffee cake

and let's not forget chocolate cake!!!!
Tonight  - we are having honey garlic chicken wings, fresh picked green beans and for dessert........she is making my favorite pie......Banoffee Pie!!!!
Oh my gosh. 
Best. Week. Ever!!!!!!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Polar Bear Faces

Juneau's Double Doodle puppies just get cuter every day.  They are the sweetest bunch and LOVE to snuggle and give kisses.  They are doing great with beginning housebreaking training and love their outdoor recess time.

They have the cutest polar bear faces

And sweetest temperaments

And love to stay by our side
Puppy Hugs are the best

Snuggle time!

"We always come running when Bri calls"

"because she gives the best back scratches!"

"and kisses"

So much cuteness

We have the best job ever!!!

We get to play with these cute furry babies every day!

And are surrounded by love


Puppy Picture