Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Orange You Glad I Said Juice?

My dearest sweet Mother has been sick for almost a week and has finally gone to the doctor. Turns out she does in fact have bronchitis. Hmmm I wonder who said something like that days ago??? Anyways being right is not the point.... The point is my lovely Mom is quite, well, icky. Although she is trying to be a champ and help out with all the Yesteryear Acres work my Dad and I are both like "OH MY GOODNESS PLEASE DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING!!!!" I know that gives us way more work without an extra set of hands, but for the love of everything I really do not want her spreading her germs all over the house. I think I have been following her around with disinfectant spray all day long. Finally I got her to sit down and rest. And by rest I mean I finally got her to stop moving and touching everything. I said seven magic words that has made everyone's day incredibly better. "Do you want fresh squeezed orange juice?" Who refuses fresh juice!?!? Once her enthusiastic head nodding coughing fit seized I set out to work. I first lured her to the living room couch, turned on her electric blanket, opened a fresh box of tissues, pulled a trashcan nearby, and then got her to lay down. Once she was laying down I covered her in doodles so she couldn't possibly get up! AHA! Then I headed to the kitchen and got to work. After what felt like a small eternity I finally had enough fresh squeezed orange juice. 

Although I don't think she will ever admit that I MAY have been right... Dearest Mom of mine, orange you glad I said juice?

-- Always Amelia--

Monday, January 30, 2017

Chocolate Caramel Cuties are here!

Blue's Double Doodle Puppies are enjoying their last Puppy Picture Monday playtime.
Hey Everyone!

It's Recess time!

Mom said not to get my paws dirty

I am staying in the grass

Me too

Let's go!
Puppy?  What Puppy? 

I love running downhill


Made it

We need a new adventure

What about digging? 
No? Okay, we will find something else to do

Have you seen Olive Doodle Doggie?

She isn't here 
She is not up here either 
Hey, I know.......I'll bring Olive her toy

I found her! 
Hey Olive.....What game should we play next? 
Olive gave me her stick! 
I see Olive's toy!

Got it!
Puppy Play is hard work!
Nutmeg's Chocolate Caramel Cuties!!!! 
We have 3 Chocolate Doodle Babies

2 Girls and 1 Boy

Chocolate Happiness!

And we have 5 dark Caramel Doodle babies

3 Girls and 2 Boys

Caramel Happiness!
Welcome Nutmeg babies!
Happy Monday!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Blue Puppy Visit Day

Today was Blue's Puppy Visit Day.  We actually had a day without rain which was a really nice change!  The puppies all had a fantastic time meeting their new families.  It is always a fun day for the puppies.  They get non-stop attention and puppy cuddles. Nothing beats that!!! A few families didn't want to say goodbye to their new furry best buddies.  A few furry best buddies didn't want to say goodbye to their new families.  I told the puppies that they had to wait another week before they were old enough to go to their new homes. I think maybe just maybe the puppies didn't like my "you have to wait" response....
What do you think?
One week to go puppies - just one more week!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sweet Birthday Girl

Mr. Yesteryear Acres and I are so lucky to have our younger daughter Amelia working here.  Amelia really saved the day for us in September when she left her job to come help us out. I had to leave to take care of my older daughter who was very ill and I ended up being away from Yesteryear Acres for an entire month.  When Amelia heard about the family emergency, she did not give it a second thought and rushed home to work here.  We are so blessed that she has been here ever since! Every day is one filled with smiles and happiness. Amelia helps with everything Yesteryear Acres and the Doodle Doggies and Doodle Puppies couldn't be happier.  Today is Amelia's Birthday and there isn't a more perfect time to let her know how much we treasure her.
Our birthday wish for you sweet birthday girl.....
May the happiness you bring to all you do be returned to you each and every day.
May you continue to walk in the sunshine of life embracing all the little joys and simple pleasures that surround you
May you find love and be loved to the depths of your soul
May you always know.......your family loves you.  
Thank you for bringing us joy.
Now let's eat cake and open presents!!!!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Doodle Fashion House

I bet you didn't know that Yesteryear Acres is a Doodle Fashion House.  Oh yes.  We have all the latest styles straight from the runway.  You may have been dazzled by our Doodle Hair Accessory Model
or maybe inspired by our Doodle Sweatshirt Model
And I am sure the cool vibe of our Ball Cap wearing Doodle could not be missed 
We even have Doodle models sporting the latest winter accessories 
But I think nothing can beat
the ultra cool
straight from the Paris Runway
Toddler Pull Up Doodle Model!
We let Blossom know it was quite fashionable and would definitely inspire all the supermodels. I am not quite sure if she believed us. The good news is......Blossom is likely to have beautiful F1b Goldendoodle babies sometime in April.  The bad news -  The latest fashion accessory has to stay.
Blossom says, "I wear it well! Might as well take it easy!"
Modeling is such hard work!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Adulting is so Hard

Today was a day full of Adulting...you know paying bills, cleaning the house, filing receipts, washing farm chores outerwear, and trying to print off year end tax accounting figures.  Not anywhere in that list can something fun be found.  It was straight up adulting. The worst part is that after I did the very best job ever generating year end reports and printing them all off.......I noticed all my reports were blank! Somehow the printer ran out of ink and I never got the "low ink" warning so I just kept printing and printing all my reports.  Now I have a lovely stack of white paper without a single accounting notation. I decided the only thing left to do was to find solace.
Adulting is so Hard
Doodling is SO much better!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Rainy, But Not Gloomy

You may be familiar with the unofficial slogan of the U.S. Postal Service, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." Well today as I was cleaning up the poop, in the yard, in the rain, for the fifth day in a row, I thought of this.   I feel like here at Yesteryear Acres we go through some of the same things as the postal office, but without the paid government holidays off.  Even though I truly feel as if I do not remember what the sun looks like or what sunshine feels like on my skin.... I could not wish to work anywhere else. I am so lucky to be able to work with animals every single day.  I am so lucky that I get along with my parents so well and that I get to come home every day, and it counts as WORK!  I am so lucky that even if "snow, rain heat or gloom" is in the forecast of the day, my "clients" are fluffy little doodle butts that make the day feel as if it were always 70* and bright! So even though I may be lacking the physical sunshine, and miss it oh so dearly, today was not gloomy at all.  Because who could ever be gloomy when covered in puppy kisses? 
No matter what the weather brings - every day feels like this!
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Surprise Sleepover

I was leaving Yesteryear Acres very late last night to head back to my house when my Sister's dog Blossom decided she was coming with me. That is right, she invited herself over for a sleepover. I was grabbing my keys when she gave me her very excited face of "OH MY GOSH ROAD TRIP!?!?" "THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU". How could anyone deny such a happy dog a car trip and a sleep over? Maverick was super pumped too! It was after all his very first doodle sleepover at my house. So we all piled into my car and headed home. Once we got to my house, Maverick was a perfect host and showed Blossom all around my house. Maverick showed Blossom where his toys were, the bed, he even introduced her to my cats and everything. What a gentleman! After awhile of them playing together I finally was able to convince them that it was bedtime. I don't know how many of you have tried this, but it is quite the challenge to get one human, two cats, and two doodles into one full-size bed. It was like sleeping arrangement Tetris. We settled on me in the middle as a divider, Maverick on my right side (like usual), Gretel on my left pillow, Blossom along my left side, and Hansel on my left foot. As long as no one moved, it worked. However I woke up to Blossom sleeping on the dog bed and Maverick sprawled across the mattress like a goomba. The only animal left in their original spot was Gretel. Even I had my feet hanging off the bed to make more room for the doodles. I don't know how, but I think we all slept great! We made it to Yesteryear Acres on time for another full day of work! Thanks for coming over Blossom! We hope you had a fun sleepover!

Wohooo! To Amelia's we go!

Man that was a long drive.... Good thing we slept all the way there!

Now we can play sleepover games!

Umm guys... Don't you want to go to bed??


Last night's sleeping arrangements

And this is how Maverick was when I woke up! 

Silly doodles!!! I loved our surprise sleepover! Next time let's invite Olive too! :) 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Happy Blue Monday

Just look how cute Blue's Double Doodle puppies are!  They have grown so much this week.  Blue's puppies are just happy bundles of joy.  Everything is wonderful and life is perfect for these cuties!
These warm January Days are awesome for exploring

There is always something fun to do

Like sneak up on unsuspecting sticks in the grass

Or pounce in mud puddles 
Sometimes we even pose for pictures! 
And we can never get too much snuggle time!
Hey! Did you see that new puppy????? 
He sure looks strange to me! 
Hey guys..... I don't think that is a puppy!!!! 
Are you sure?
We are sure!!!! 
It is Bri!
Time to play!
Running around is so much fun
And playing chase is the best game ever 

Let's go!
Ready for take off 
I'm flying! 
This day was a lot of fun 
What do you mean it is time to go back inside? 
But it is so nice and warm out here 
Let's play follow the leader back inside! 
WAIT!  I forgot to go potty! 
We did too! 
Now we are finished!
Ready to go back inside!
Happy Blue Monday!!!!