The farm came into our family in the 1950s when a family member won it in a card game. The street the farm is on was eventually named Red Dog Farm Road, about 8 miles north of Cochran on the Golden Isles Parkway.
One of my favorite memories at our farm was during Thanksgiving break. That Wednesday, Nov. 21, was my 16th birthday. The day started with our whole family going to H&H Soul Food in Macon on Cotton Avenue to eat breakfast. Then my cousins and I went ice skating at the Macon Coliseum before we all headed down to Cochran. We grilled out burgers, opened presents, and finished the night off with a hay ride.
Before the farm was in our family, the field was an airport landing strip where Amelia Earhart used to land her plane while she was training.
For the past few months, my parents have been spending almost every weekend renovating the farm house. On Georgia-Florida football weekend, my family went down to watch the game and surprised my grandparents.
At the farm, I enjoy riding 4-wheelers, shooting guns, taking photographs, and exploring around the ponds and abandoned shack with my cousins.