Welcome to Grappa Lane! I’m Sarah, a writer and horse breeder bringing new life to an old Connecticut farm with my husband, Philip, and our family of animals.
Grappa Lane is named for my horse Grappa, the celebrated seven-time national champion, who embodies 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 joy, gratitude, 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. We’ve moved from New York City to 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, healthy-living advice, travel writing, and of course, stories about horses—including the incomparable Grappa.
Please explore and enjoy!