We Grow Happiness!

Serving the area for over 20 years.


Today at The Gatwick...

An ongoing series of informational entries

You Guys - We Made a Blog!

December 30, 2017

So yeah, this is our blog. We think we'd like to keep you up to date on what we're up to around The Gatwick. Bear in mind, a lot of this involves hoof trimming and barn mucking, but we hope there will be some more compelling stuff, too! 

For example, I want to start A Year of Challenges, so I'll post about those things here. Look for more information about that on January 1st!

For now, I'll leave you with this lovely photo of me headed out to give the girls breakfast yesterday. You could say it's a little cold here.


Happy New Year! A Year of Challenges!

January 1, 2018

Happy New Year from all of us at The Gatwick! We wanted to welcome prosperity into the New Year, so what better way to start the day than with some silver dollars, am I right? :)

Last October I completed the 30-Day Minimalism Game and enjoyed it so much, I kept right on going through November. It felt good to go through and get rid of extraneous stuff, and by November 30th, I had ditched more than 2,200 things! Inspired by that experience, I thought wouldn't it be great to challenge myself with something new each month?  I've got LOTS of ideas, but I'm kicking off January with the Uber Frugal Month. Each day for 31 days, I'll receive an email with an action item, recommended reading, and a mantra, all designed to help save money and live more frugally so we can enjoy the really important things and reach some of our financial goals (new barn, anyone?) Today's mantra: Anything in life that's worth doing takes effort.

Also, I added a bunch of photos of and some info about Harriet!

Here's wishing all of you a safe, healthy, prosperous, New Year!



January 19, 2018

I've been busy as a bee uploading adorable goatos of Ruthie and Angela and generally updating their pages. What's a "goato?" you ask? Why, it's a goat photo, of course!

We've been dealing with some extreme (for us) cold and snowy weather over the last couple of weeks here at the Gatwick. The girls are super puffy to conserve their body heat, but they don't seem to mind the snow at all. Harriet likes to eat the snow off the fence, but she's a weirdo, so...

I'm still participating in the Uber Frugal Month and have been thinking about money differently, which I think a lot of people could benefit from, as well. There have been several "oh yes, that really makes sense!" moments, but I'll leave you with this nugget:

"Consuming does not constitute a hobby or a skill, our material possessions do not define who we are, we are all capable of focusing our energies on productive, meaningful outlets.  We can all create instead of consume."  - Mrs. Frugalwoods



PS: links to follow, for some reason the site builder doesn't like me linking in the blog from my computer at home :/