Stories by Judith Sutherland

Never give up: A reason for living

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sadness and loss come to us all, and dark times in life challenge us to find new, meaningful purpose.

Well, when I was your age…

Thursday, July 23, 2015

While we’re talking the olden days, we might as well reminisce about all the ways we defied sure death.

A world of extraordinary beauty

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Children were called upon to accomplish all sorts of things, and if a scary old grandfather asked a child to play checkers after the chores were done, there was no getting out of it.

Some things are out of our control

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The summer haze has combined with soggy days around this part of the Farm Belt. If weeds were worth something, we all would be rolling in money.

Longing for those simpler times

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Neighbors looked out for one another, and the kids were respectful of any adult who scolded them.

Enjoying the smell of summer

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A simple whiff of a unique scent is capable of evoking an age-old set of memories.

Six boys and an amazing woman

Thursday, June 18, 2015

I happen to be married to one of them, so I have earned the right to say that every single time I see the picture, my first thought is this: my mother-in-law was a saint!

No one appreciates summer on the farm as much as children

Thursday, June 11, 2015

For kids, summer on the farm is the best time of all!

Country life keeps us tranquil

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Dad said there was no greater gift than his children and their children, and raising them on a farm provides the great opportunity to raise children right, with respect and responsibility and a joy in work from an early age.

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.

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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.