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.
What was it like to be lured by the pamphlets and the rhetoric, to head West for land, lots of land, just by homesteading it. Columnist Judith Sutherland wonders just that is a series starting in this week’s column.