I was born in Kentucky, and a lot of my family members still live there. I always spend Thanksgiving with my family in Kentucky; I have never missed a year, and I hope I never have to! Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday, not only because it is a holiday centered around food and drink, but because it is the one time a year that I get to see my entire family. We all congregate at my aunt’s house in horse farm country, and we spend our days drinking, reminiscing and laughing our asses off. This farm is one of my favorite places in the world. It is so beautiful, and I have so many memories there. I spent every Thanksgiving and 4th of July on this farm when I was growing up, and every tree, fence and paddock has a story that goes along with it. My grandfather named the farm Echo Place because when we were younger my cousins and I used to stand on the fences and yell into the paddocks to hear the echo of our voices.
I also can attribute a large portion of my love for photography to this place. My aunt is a photographer, and when I first became interested in it she would take me out around the farm with her to take photos and practice with her camera. Then, one year she surprised me with my camera (the one I still use today) and the first photos I took with it were of this fence. I didn’t have a chance to take many photos while I was there this year, but hopefully these give you an idea of how amazing this place is!
The old porch swing that has been at various houses throughout my childhood. There are some pretty awesome pictures of my cousins and me on this swing from when we were younger.
This is the farmhouse where my grandmother and grandfather used to live. The house has since been sold to another family, but my aunt’s house is just a paddock away.