Thursday, August 31, 2017

Getting Closer!

The wedding food is coming along nicely. We have been busy busy busy!
I think I have pulled more pork than I have ever pulled! 
Tray after tray comes out of the oven and the shredding begins 
I think we have 50lbs of pulled pork ready so what could be next???? 

A great big stock pot of homemade Barbecue Sauce!
This will be simmering all night.
AND now we are ready for the next cooking project!!!
Getting Closer!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Yesteryear Acres Kitchen - in full swing!

The Yesteryear Acres Kitchen is smelling delicious!!!!  Official wedding cooking has begun!!!
First up...... The first of many rounds of slow roasted pulled pork
Batch Number One: 25+lbs of Pork ready for the oven!
Beautiful Tomato Gems from the Garden
What Oh What ... could go with fresh Raspberries?
Did someone say chocolate?
Chocolate Raspberry Bark!
Is it time to eat yet?!!!!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Yesteryear Acres Pizzaria

Preparation for my daughter's wedding this Saturday is in full swing.  With so many things to prepare for the wedding, it is hard to squeeze in time for relaxing but even with the wedding week - dinner time is FAMILY time.  Tonight Yesteryear Acres Pizzaria was open for business!
Homemade Crust is essential

Maybe I shouldn't toss the dough quite so high! 

Ben's crust - stuffed with cheese of course

My daughter's homemade caramelized onion roasted tomato pizza sauce

STEAK pizza.....any guesses as to who this pizza belongs to?

My daughter's veggie pizza, ready for the oven


Nothing beats steak pizza!

The Almost Newlyweds
Pizza Masters!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Sweet Caramel Cuties

Nutmeg is doing a great job caring for her Chocolate and Caramel Double Doodle puppies.  Their little ears have just opened and they can hear all the excitement happening at Yesteryear Acres.
We have 2 Chocolate Girls and 1 Chocolate Boy 
3 Caramel Girls 
and 2 Caramel Boys 
Sweet Caramel Cuties 
Happy Monday!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Summer Doodle Puppies Loving Their FURever homes

One of the things we love the most here at Yesteryear Acres is receiving updates on our Doodle puppies.  I just love opening up my email to see our sweet puppies loving their new FURever homes....
I love my new Duckie Toy 
I love my Sunday snuggle time 
I love my ragbone

I love my big sofa 
I love my bedtime cuddles 
I love my new family
I love Summer time!  

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Happy Furever Day!

Our cute Double Doodle puppies have all found their FURever homes. One by one they started leaving the nest today and immediately fell in love with their new families.  Some of the puppies had short little adventures to their new homes while other puppies had much longer journeys to their new homes.  Thank you to all the families who made the trip here to Yesteryear Acres to pick up your new furry best buddies.  It was so nice meeting you and the puppies are so lucky to have such love!
Happy Furever Day!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Dog of Honor & Puppy of Honor

Next weekend is the big wedding here at Yesteryear Acres!  Wedding week madness has begun!  We have tons and tons to do.  Decorating, the last dress fitting and lots and lots of cooking.  We will be cooking all week long and I am pretty sure I won't be sitting down until September!  But for today, we took a little time out to enjoy a perfect August day full of everything we love....Family and Doodle Doggies and Doodle puppies.  Nothing is better!
Doodle Time! 

The Doodle Doggies definitely loved our idea 
The Official Dog of Honor and Puppy of Honor for the wedding!

Perfect Doodle Doggie weather! 
Alright everybody....Back to Work!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Learning the Ropes

Marmalade's Teddy Bear collar boy is really getting the hang of life here at Yesteryear Acres.  He is doing a great job with housebreaking and his puppy leash training is really coming along nicely.  He is a super easy going puppy with a sweet loving temperament.
"Let me show you all the things I can do!"

"I am really good at finding interesting things to play with"

"I found a leaf!"
"I love making new friends" 
"And giving Kisses"
"I listen to the older doggies and mind my manners" 
"I love learning about everything!"

"I am also very good at watching the fishies"

"I am ready for my FURever home now.....and will be a cuddle bear of tail wagging devotion!"

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Birthday Magic

August is full of celebrations here at Yesteryear Acres and I would be remiss if I didn't say a big Happy Birthday to Mrs. Yesteryear Acres! That is right! Today is my Mom's birthday!!! I am so lucky to finally be home to celebrate with her. In the past I have either been at work or school... and this year my work happens to be where my Mom is! I started out the day by making her favorite breakfast coffee cake before we took a walk with the doodle doggies. The weather was most cooperative today and provided the best walk in August in the history of birthdays. After the farm chores I then made 2 different cakes, because who should have to choose on their birthday!?! I made her favorite double chocolate cake with double chocolate frosting AND a homemade chocolate zucchini cake with peanut butter icing with the zucchini coming fresh out of the garden! Because WHY NOT WHEN IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!?!? We then spent the rest of our day working side by side adding a little birthday magic to all our tasks. Thank you so much for sharing your birthday with me Mom! I am sooooo happy I was here all day with you on your special day!
To the best Mom in the world
May all your days be as happy and vibrant as you!

Happy Birthday Mom!!!



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Eclipse Watching Yesteryear Acres Style

Yesterday we really enjoyed watching the Eclipse.  I thought the entire phenomenon was incredible. Here we were at Yesteryear Acres stopping everything we were doing to marvel at the spectacular celestial event all the while millions of Americans were doing the exact same thing at the exact same time.  I love when we are all connected by the awe of nature.
The beginning.....
The "take a picture with your camera" idea did not really work 
Now we are talking! 
Pretty cool!

The Eclipse Glasses were even better

Eclipse Watching Yesteryear Acres Style 
Pretty good view 
Eclipse Day 2017