Grappa Lane is named for my extraordinary horse Grappa, seven-time national champion and the embodiment of vitality and style. He has been with me twenty years, more than half my life. A dappled bay with cresty neck and bright eyes, he is a teacher and an old friend. He reminds me every day how I want to live: with gratitude, joy, curiosity, class, and a little mischief. As a show horse with a wild streak, he taught patience, diligence, and total presence. He inspires appreciation of beauty.
In this spirit, I write about conscious living, on the farm and beyond. My husband, Philip, and I are bringing new life to an old Connecticut farm, a fifty-acre fixer-upper with rolling fields, pond and stream, stone walls, fruit trees, an antique barn and farmhouse. Here you can follow our restoration projects and find recipes, book reviews, design inspiration, photography portfolios, travel writing, and of course, stories about horses—including the inimitable Grappa.
Please explore and enjoy!