Friday, July 31, 2020

Getting Bigger!

We love getting updates from our puppy families and seeing how much our Yesteryear Acres Doodle puppies have grown!
Barley is now up to 17lbs and is housebroken and really knows his "sit" command.  His "paw"rents just love him!
Max loves a good afternoon nap after a fun day at the pool
Mollie and Lucy love outside playtime together
Teddy and Freddie are best friends!
Oxford has very good manners
and lots of new friends!!!!
I am a great shopper too!
Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Feeling Corny

The Yesteryear Acres Garden is in full swing!  
Fresh delicious veggies for every meal of the day!
Green Beans!
Looks like we will be eating Szechuan green beans for dinner this week!
And perhaps a little broccoli too!
Fresh cucumbers and more zucchini
Cucumber salad for lunch with fresh green beans too!
and the highlight of July.......SWEET CORN!
Thanks Mr. Yesteryear Acres!
One dozen ears per person too much?
Asking for a friend

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Camp Always Amelia

Things have been quite busy here at Yesteryear Acres. I mean what's new right? But with summer in full swing, Camp Always Amelia is also buzzing!! Camp Always Amelia activities include...
Walks with friends
Aquatic Education
Afternoon Nap Time
Ice Breaker Games- This one is "Can you find the Monkey"
Letters to Home, combined with...
Cuddles and Snuggles 
Tail Wagging Tag
Toy Exploration
Botany with Professor Merlin
And to end a wonderful day at Camp Always Amelia...
There is always fun at Camp Always Amelia!!



Tuesday, July 28, 2020


What to do. What to do......
After working all day doing chores and caring for the doggies and making face masks, I was gently reminded that it was after 9:00pm 
and no one had eaten dinner.
I opened the refrigerator to find some sort of dinner inspiration only to find that the refrigerator was basically just full of fruit 
I needed to come up with a dinner idea and come up with a dinner idea fast!!!!!!  I know! Blueberry Banana Pancakes for dinner! Except it was super late and I didn't have time to stand in front of the stove.  This is when a genius idea hit me... they are called "PAN"cakes.  So why don't I just mix the batter together and then throw it all into a pan??? 
Ready for the oven!
20 minutes later it came out perfectly!  Everyone was served at exactly the same time and we enjoyed a nice square meal!  
I am using this idea again.  Genius!

Monday, July 27, 2020

A Smile for Your Monday

Here are a few adorable snuggly puppy pictures to put a smile into your Monday!
Happy Little Puppies 
in a big snuggly pile 
ready to fill hearts with smiles 
and love! 
Happy Puppy Picture Monday!

Sunday, July 26, 2020

A Little Bit of This

Today was a super busy day at Yesteryear Acres.  We had puppies to care for and doggies to care for and gardening and sewing and chores and lots more.  We didn't sit down for dinner until after 9:30pm. Whew. Even with all the non-stop work we still managed to enjoy a little bit of this and a little bit of that......
It was a beautiful day outside! 
And this evening was lovely too! 
We always make time for dog training 
and writing patterns and sewing 
and gardening! 
And no day is complete without enjoying a sunset. 
Cabbage Steaks anyone?
Another busy wonderful day at Yesteryear Acres!!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Does That Spell Ernie? YA Studio

We have lots of new projects going on in the YA Studio.  I have been busy drafting some new patterns and putting together samples to share with you next week. I am fairly certain that I am continuously running measurements and math figures in my head 24/7.  My whole family knows it too! I get a glazed look in my eyes and someone immediately asks, "Are you thinking about sewing math right now?" I can't help it.  Makers gotta make! Speaking of making..... Ernie was quite certain one of the quilts we finished this week was just for him!
We had an order for a Doodle Doggie Quilt that had a sunny earthy theme. Their doggie just loves to lay outside in the grass soaking up the sun's rays.   
Here is Bodie's Doodle Day!  
A little farm scene 
And pastures 
A perfect earthy sunny quilt!
For Bodie! 
Hey! This name ends in "ie" 
My name ends in "ie"! 
Maybe this quilt is for me! 
Ernie - your name is spelled ERNIE.  This quilt is for BODIE. 
Heh. Heh. Heh. Can't blame a dog for trying!!!!