Saturday, August 31, 2019

Happiness from the Inbox

Thank you for all the adorable Doodle Doggie pictures in my inbox!!!! We LOVE getting photos of our doodle doggies!  They make our day!
Deck Doodle 
Siblings in the Park Doodles
Fresh Groom Doodle
High Five Doodle 
Ready to go outside Doodle 
I look handsome in a harness Doodle 
We played all day Doodles 
Ready for my walk Doodle 
Naptime Doodle 
Ocean Doodle 
Nothing better than a tennis ball Doodle
Keep those Doodle Doggie pictures coming! 
Thank you!

Friday, August 30, 2019

Putting the Labor into Labor Day Weekend

We have no shortage of projects happening here at Yesteryear Acres.  We haven't gone to bed before 1am all week and it doesn't look likely to change any time soon.  Mr. Yesteryear Acres has been diligently working on the Longarm Studio.  Everyone here has been helping and doing farm chores and caring for puppies and doggies and generally working non-stop.  I walked out to the garden tonight to pick a few tomatoes for dinner when it was clear... tomato weekend is happening.
There are ripe tomatoes everywhere 
I picked this entire basket full without taking more than 3 steps
Time to start canning. The goal is 104 quarts of canned tomatoes.  Our best year was 158 quarts! I don't know if we will go that crazy but it is time to start. Looks like I will be elbow deep in tomato peels!
Ready, Set, Go!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Through the Window

The new electric is finally in our Longarm Studio so today is LONGARM Day!  Yay! 
Installing the flooring 
Making it smooth 
Doodle Flooring Installers at your service!
Many paws make light work! 
Now for the hard part.  Getting 12 Foot Frames to the second floor.  We have a very narrow turn in our staircase which makes carrying the frames upstairs impossible. 
Mr. Yesteryear Acres says, "Through the Window!" 
He always figures out a way to get things done! 
Austin gets the fun job of unloading the frames onto the roof  
Moms everywhere love watching their family members at the edge of a roof hoisting a 120 pound box off of a forklift.
Box one 
Through the window! 
Best Longarm installing team ever! 
Injury Free Day AND LongArm parts inside!
Let the assembly begin!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Left, Right, 1, 2, 3

When I say that I do not know my left from my right, it isn't an occasional mishap I am talking about.  It is a mistake that happens every single day. For whatever reason, there is a blip in my cognitive abilities that prevents me from correctly identifying left from right.  I can navigate a map.  I can follow directions.  I can readily identify east from west.  I can point in the correct direction I need to travel even if the words that are coming out of my mouth indicate otherwise.  It may be that I can not distinguish my left and right because I was born left-handed and then was forced to become right handed in grade school.  I am not sure the exact reason, but no matter what tricks I have been taught to help me remember my left from my right, I still get it wrong.  Now this might not seem like a huge deal except for the fact that not only is it impossible for me to figure out my own left and right - I also cannot tell which knob on the stovetop operates which burner. I have used the same exact stovetop every single day for over a decade and at least twice a week, I have the wrong burner on and barely escape burning down the kitchen. Last night I heard my daughter yelling from the kitchen, "MOM!"  I knew that tone all too well.  Another near mishap.
Here is what is left of the plastic container I placed on the "turned off" burner while I was heating up soup on the other burner. End result.  One cold pot of soup.  One melted plastic covered burner. Looks like I did it again. It was at this moment, after 32 years of marriage, and countless near misses, Mr. Yesteryear Acres marched right down to the basement, opened his tool box and brought up a metal engraver and started etching numbers into our stovetop.
The #4 knob operates the #4 burner. AHA!  Eureka! FINALLY!  I will not inadvertently set our kitchen on fire!!!!!  
I am looking forward to making dinner tonight.
Especially since I didn't know the #3 knob was for THAT burner!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

National Dog Day Part II

Yesterday, Comet's Goldendoodle puppies were the star of National Dog Day so it is only fair to have Scout's puppies be the star of today's blog.  Happy National Dog Day....Part II!
Scout's 3 F1B Goldendoodle girls  
I love their deep apricot coloring!
Their little eyes are just starting to open 
Scout's 5 Boys
"I am so sleepy"
"Pssssssst .... wanna know a secret?"
"You make a comfy pillow!"
Sweet Dreams Scout Puppies 
Happy Doggie Day Part 2!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Comet's Monday Happiness

Comet's Goldendoodle puppies are the snuggliest sweetest bundle of cuteness!  Puppy Picture Monday is always fun with these little lovebugs.
Hello Monday! 
Let's make a puppy pile 
Snuggling is what we do best 
Snuggle sisters
Comet's five girls  
and her 2 boys. 
Happy Monday!!!!!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

32 Years and 10 Days

On the 15th of August, Mr. Yesteryear Acres and I had our 32nd anniversary. I say "had" and not "celebrated" because in true Yesteryear Acres fashion, we were too busy to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Today though - TODAY is the day we are REALLY really REALLY going to celebrate!  We are going to quit working early!  We are going to take the afternoon off!  We are going to have a wonderful dinner together! No matter what, we are going to stop working by 2:00pm and CELEBRATE 32 Years and 10 days of happiness!!!
But FIRST - we need to plant flowers so Mr. Rooster has colorful company. Maybe we will quit working by 3:00pm 
Well then we need some puppy snuggle time.
Maybe we will quit working by 5:00pm 
But then we need to work on the Yesteryear Acres Longarm Studio. It is coming together but still isn't quite ready. 
Maybe we will quit working by 8:00pm
Electrical wiring issues are always so much fun. Maybe we will have leftovers for dinner around 9pm, and quit working around 10:30pm and have dessert together just in time to fall asleep by midnight.   
Happy 32 Years and 10 Days.
Every single day spent together is the real celebration. So thankful for the hardest working man I know.  Thanks for making all the Yesteryear Acres dreams come true. Hey - you never know - maybe we will quit early on 32 years and 11 days.......NAH!