Stories by Judith Sutherland

Doris the Dorset continues her Houdini act

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Columnist Judie Sutherland has no idea how Doris, self-proclaimed queen of the flock, gets out of every fenced-in area. But she does. Again. And Again.

Ancestors played influential role in farm family’s history

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Finding ancestors helped provide family with peace.

The melancholy of my family’s home farm

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The house built by columnist Judie Sutherland’s ancestor, Samuel Young, seemed to have a sense of story, if a house is capable of holding such a thing. But it wasn’t always a happy story.

Enduring one catastrophe after another

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Part five: Things got even worse, before they got better.

Surviving the threat of catastrophe

Thursday, April 30, 2015

This neighbor came face-to-face with the robbers and complained that they were taking all of his money.

Treasured farm ripped from family

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Samuel Young was 40 years old in 1883 when he tackled the arduous task of building an enormous, Victorian-style home.

For the settlers, nothing came easy

Thursday, April 16, 2015

In the 1800s, starting a homestead took a lot of work and commitment.

Love of land runs deep at family farms

Thursday, April 9, 2015

When you grow up on a farm, you have a connection to the land like no one else.

Doris, the Queen Mother of the flock

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Doris the Dorset has earned herself a new name, and she just keeps teaching us all sorts of things whether we want to learn it or not.

It’s not Easter without those eggs

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Of all the farm animals we had over the years, chickens never made the roster.

eNewsletter

Get our Top Stories in Your Inbox

About Judith

Judith Sutherland, born and raised on an Ohio family dairy farm, now lives on a 70-acre farm not far from the area where her father’s family settled in the 1850s. Appreciating the tranquility of rural life, Sutherland enjoys sharing a view of her world through writing. Other interests include teaching, reading, training dogs and raising puppies. She and her husband have two children, a son and a daughter, in college.