Stories by Judith Sutherland

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.

The farm: A place to work, a place to think

Thursday, November 7, 2002

Columnist Judith Sutherland reflects on the simplicity of farmers’ thinking places.

Old horse tales continue swishing

Thursday, October 31, 2002

Columnist Judith Sutherland remembers some of her favorite stories from her childhood, which revolve around the horses in her family tree.

Miss Murphy: It’s just not the same

Thursday, October 24, 2002

Most dogs are finely tuned to what’s going on in the lives of their owners, and columnist Judie Sutherland’s English Shepherd adds her two cents’ worth this week.

Honeybees’ secret life gives deeper insight

Thursday, October 17, 2002

Despite her dislike of crawling, creeping, buzzing creatures, Columnist Judith Sutherland looks a bit deeper into the remarkable societal structure of honeybees.

Older generations cooked up own fun

Thursday, October 10, 2002

When columnist Judie Sutherland looks back on seasons past, she remembers how much fun the kids of “her” generation could cook up, none of it costing a dime.

Helping neighbor turns into big mess

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Rural thugs shatter peace of columnist Judith Sutherland’s country living.

Child’s wisdom brings happiness

Thursday, September 26, 2002

It’s not good to color a turkey pheasant purple, and the wonderful wisdom of a 5-year-old who has entered columnist Judie Sutherland’s life.

Fighting Lyme disease is often like doing battle with unidentified foe

Thursday, September 19, 2002

While columnist Judith Sutherland and her son Cort continue to battle the ups and downs of Lyme disease, her work has helped another patient’s diagnosis.

What?! Cashing in on stupidity

Thursday, September 12, 2002

What do you mean “cruise control” won’t steer my Winnebago? Columnist Judith Sutherland shares some lawsuits that you won’t believe! (Or maybe you will.)

Unusual farm facts worth sharing

Thursday, September 5, 2002

Those who grew up on a farm often take the wonder of farm life for granted. Columnist Judith Sutherland shares some interesting tidbits about farm wonders in her column this week.

Is life really survival of the wittiest?

Thursday, August 29, 2002

Columnist Judith Sutherland defends her theory of survival of the wittiest, complete with examples of rural orneriness.

Lessons linger from long-ago summers

Thursday, August 22, 2002

Columnist Judith Sutherland looks back on the possibilities summer offered in days gone by.

As school begins, Cort’s Lyme disease battle continues

Thursday, August 15, 2002

Columnist Judith Sutherland shares the ongoing horror her family faces in the battle against Lyme disease. Her son, Cort, experiences symptoms of chronic Lyme disease – “like living through a nightmare that just won’t go away.”

Zoo’ of dogs provides love, therapy

Thursday, August 8, 2002

It’s a dog’s life around columnist Judie Sutherland’s house. But that’s not all bad…

Judith Sutherland:Rescuing pets from flames is heroic

Thursday, August 1, 2002

What happens to livestock and animals in the middle of a disaster like a wildfire, or a residential fire, for that matter. Columnist Judie Sutherland shares a story of local fire fighting heroics.

Farmer’s daughter no longer ignored

Thursday, July 25, 2002

Columnist Judie Sutherland is glad to see a growing trend toward more daughters working alongside their farmer fathers.

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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.