Catesby Simpson carries apples to the porch of her home, most of which was built in 1785. She moved back into the home five years ago after her mother, Pat Simpson, passed at age 93.
Catesby prepares food for a reception at the Hopewell Museum in Paris, which was opening an exhibit of horse photography by the late Tony Leonard.
Catesby laughs as she recalls childhood stories about her and her brothers. They fought a lot when they were young, such as who had to sit in the middle of the back seat of the family car, but now they get along well.
Catesby eats breakfast every Thursday at the Paris Stockyards, occasionally buying or selling cattle from her farm across the road. She manages the two family farms, which have a total of 685 acres.
At a stockyards cattle auction, Catesby sits among the bidders.
Catesby shows Marcus Gaddis a tree on her farm. He is renovating a storefront in town and hopes to use the tree for new flooring.
Catesby picks apples for her and her brother's family at Reed Valley Orchard, now a part of Stepping Stone Farm. She picked 136 pounds.
Every morning Catesby feeds a calf behind the barn on her smaller farm. She keeps her father's old tractor in the barn.
Catesby eats lunch with her second cousin, Mary Henderson, whom she calls Hendy. She often goes to Lil's Coffee House, a popular restaurant on Main Street.
Catesby looks up at her mother's photograph, which shows her leaning against her favorite tree on the property. That was one of the last photos she took of her mother.