Stories by Judith Sutherland

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.

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.

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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.