Stories by Judith Sutherland

Children should know the joy of the woods

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A downed tree could be the scene of our latest play while doubling as our picnic table.

Farming is a cycle of life and growth

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Not long ago, I had a chat with a wise old fellow, who said he watched so many wide, open farms disappear in to buildings and driveways and parking lots over his lifetime.

A lesson about the love of raising sheep

Thursday, January 22, 2015

When I was a toddler, my maternal grandfather decided his four little granddaughters needed the experience of bottle feeding a lamb.

Children in the 1960s were disciplined

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Childhood television shows and values have all changed — significantly.

Striving for unity gives us strength

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Johnny, who so easily could have turned a blind eye to this wounded soul, instead determined he would take the freshman under his wing.

Farming must use wits to win the day

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The year in the life of a farmer has always felt a bit like the hard climb to a summit, alone, without the benefit of a team of cohorts helping with the challenging ascent.

Reminiscing over Christmas traditions

Thursday, December 18, 2014

From square dancing to singing, Christmas was a time for tradition.

Happy memories never fade away

Thursday, December 11, 2014

One of my happiest holiday memories is now fading for me, but it is still there in an old movie-reel, lovely sort of way.

What’s in a name? Everything!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

There is no venue more inviting for a gaggle of girls than a big old farm with a constantly changing cast of characters.

Life happens, no matter our plans

Thursday, November 27, 2014

With the re-setting of the clocks to standard time comes a darkness that plays right in to the hand of the changing calendar.

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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.