Stories by Judith Sutherland

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.

Lifelong desire for rich, green fields

Thursday, April 3, 2003

Meeting Louis Bromfield sparked the desire of columnist Judith Sutherland’s father to become a farmer.

Bromfield’s world, then and now…

Thursday, March 27, 2003

Louis Bromfield was a Pulitzer-prize winning author, but he wanted to be remembered for his contribution to agriculture, writes columnist Judith Sutherland in this week’s Farm and Dairy.

World then and now seem strikingly similar

Thursday, March 20, 2003

When author Louis Bromfield was looking to give his life roots, he turned to a farm in northcentral Ohio. Columnist Judith Sutherland shares the story.

Farming isn’t all work and no play

Thursday, March 13, 2003

Columnist Judith Sutherland compares visits to her cousins’ farm as a wonderful trip to a resort, where work is secondary.

To some, pets always come first

Thursday, March 6, 2003

Our companion animals are more than just animals, observes columnist Judith Sutherland. They are, indeed, our companions.

Everyone has a story worth telling

Thursday, February 27, 2003

Columnist Judith Sutherland talks about her days in the newsroom and the lessons worth learning.

Solace is in helping to alleviate others’ suffering

Thursday, February 20, 2003

Columnist Judith Sutherland reminds us this week that if you look hard enough, you’ll find many things to be grateful for.

Singing birds: The joy of spring

Thursday, February 13, 2003

If you can, build or put up a bluebird house near your home, says columnist Judith Sutherland, and you’re in for great wonder.

Country kids’ imaginations run wild

Thursday, February 6, 2003

Columnist Judith Sutherland didn’t have the wide range of toys that most kids have today – she had bales of hay and piles of sticks – and her pets. So, she learned to improvise.

Taking the Hippocratic oath to heart

Thursday, January 30, 2003

Columnist Judith Sutherland compares the doctors in the 1930s with today’s physicians.

Truman: Just a Missouri farm boy

Thursday, January 23, 2003

The words of former president Harry S. Truman share insight into this trail-blazing president, something columnist Judith Sutherland admires.

Schools of today, schools of yesterday

Thursday, January 16, 2003

Columnist Judith Sutherland wonders how today’s students would fare in the school of the early 1900s.

Facts, an update and a thank you

Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Columnist Judith Sutherland shares her son’s struggles and his mantra.

Remember friends, family for holidays

Tuesday, December 24, 2002

Columnist Judith Sutherland finds the most meaningful of holiday gifts comes from the heart.

Homesteaders: The final chapter

Thursday, December 19, 2002

Columnist Judith Sutherland wraps up her series on the hardy pioneers who settled the Plains as homesteaders.

Deep, wonderful doggie dreams forever: A tribute to Miss Murphy

Thursday, December 12, 2002

Farm dogs are more than just “dogs,” and columnist Judie Sutherland was recently forced to say good-bye to a long-time family friend.

Gafkjen heads west to pursue dreams

Thursday, December 5, 2002

Columnist Judith Sutherland tells part three of pioneering farmstead settlers in the early 1900s.

Judith Sutherland:Dreams of farm ownership drove homesteading movement in West

Wednesday, November 27, 2002

Columnist Judith Sutherland continues her look at the inspiration that pushed pioneers further west during the early years of this nation.

Homesteading: Wild West beckons

Thursday, November 21, 2002

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.

Veterans’ courage continues to inspire

Thursday, November 14, 2002

Columnist Judith Sutherland shares why she thinks Veteran’s Day should be observed more than just once a year.

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