Mary McClinton Clay, who many friends call "Clay", sits in her living room. Much of the woodwork was salvaged from Ellisle, an early 19th century Bourbon County house. The mantle came from another house, The Cedars. She has a deep interest in local history.
Clay points to a photo of the Fairfield stone house that had burned down in 1951. Some of the stone was used to construct the stone wing of her house that is currently used as a bed and breakfast.
Rhonda Kincaid (left), who helps Clay on the farm, helps prepare her horse Molly for an upcoming visit from the vet. Clay has had horses since she was a teenager.
Clay and Rhonda talk to Valerie Linse (left), their local equine veterinarian, about Molly and local events.
Clay tidies up the stone cottage that she rents out as a bed and breakfast before guests arrive. Her English Setter is named Cooper.
Clay and Rhonda discuss which walnut branches to trim off with Timothy Johnson of Kendall Vegetation. Clay's farm has many walnut trees and some have branches that are in the way of power lines.
Clay picks up loose walnut limbs around her farm and gathers them on the back of her truck to be hauled to a burn pile. Doing this work will make it easier for Rhonda to mow the grass later. Maintaining her 245-acre farm land is a continual process.
Clay's trapper, Larry Jones, and Clay listen while Rhonda tells a joke. Larry is one of the few men Clay works with on the farm.
Clay works in her office, where she does real estate appraising. The job helps with income to sustain the farm.
Clay walks her dog Cooper around the outside of the house. The left section of the house was added later so that the entire house could accommodate at least two generations.