There’s a saying among contractors: “You can have it good, quick and cheap. Pick two out of the three.”
I’ve always said that if you love to ride and to garden and to work (and you don’t have staff), you can also pick two out of the three.
Last week, we were gifted by a surprise visit from dear old friends who create and care for some of Long Island’s most beautiful gardens. The wife comes from a polo-playing family and loves horses. We walked around the farm together and she told me how much she misses having horses in her life. Her two out of the three is gardening and work.
If you were to visit my farm, you’d know immediately which two out of the three I picked.
I still miss gardening, as my friend misses horses. I think of gardening, at its best, as an art, like riding. Although I’ve never asked her, I suspect my friend feels the same.
So this, along with winter coming, got me thinking about horses and horse people and flowers.