Stories by Judith Sutherland

Harvest is work for some, play for others

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

This season brings lots of work, though the work is tempered with the accomplishment of a year of planning and labor. As a kid, we saw the fun rather than the work at harvest time. While other kids were happily busy with raking leaves just to jump in to them, my sisters and I had […]

So lucky to be Caroline’s mom

Thursday, October 30, 2008

“The best way to keep children at home is to make home a pleasant atmosphere — and to let the air out of the tires.” – Dorothy Parker Among some of my earliest Farm and Dairy columns was a piece in which I talked about my impatience while awaiting the birth of my second baby. […]

It was a dirty job, but we had to do it

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Listening to politicians discuss our energy challenges in this country, coal as a power source comes up again and again. It makes me feel rather old, as though I have come full circle in this lifetime. And then I hear the term ‘clean coal’ and I realize we really have come a long way to […]

Challenges open our hearts to all that we have

Thursday, October 16, 2008

There is nothing sweeter than a gloriously sunny October morning — a wide-open, no-demands Sunday morning — here on this beautiful farm. I walked with my dogs up over the hill this morning, out in to the open hay fields with an incredibly bright blue sky overhead, and listened to the birds, the breeze. Part […]

Strength through faith endures all

Thursday, October 9, 2008

To describe my dear friend Karen as strong seems an understatement of epic proportions. Karen, who has made a career of helping others to attain and maintain physical strength and vibrant health through the gym and therapeutic massage business that she owns, is indeed an impressive athlete who holds world titles for her accomplishments. Strength […]

Fall bonfire shares blessings to all

Thursday, October 2, 2008

As September bows out to October, we enjoy the subtle reminder that season’s change is coming once again. We enjoy warm days and crisp nights and try to accomplish all the things on the list before the next season comes along. As I walked the farm one day last week, picking up hundreds of sticks […]

Feeding calf brings back memories

Thursday, September 25, 2008

“In the back pasture, a newborn calf arrived this morning, all wobbly-legged and glistening wet. The sun warmed us as we walked across the valley and up the hill toward the barn, the pace slow, steady. It was a glorious morning to be reminded that new life requires patience and a bit of prodding to […]

Enjoy each September day to its fullest

Thursday, September 18, 2008

We are only given so many Septembers, and columnist Judith Sutherland intends to enjoy each one she has been granted.

Know facts before making conclusions

Thursday, September 11, 2008

It is a dismal day in U.S. history, a day that we shall never, ever forget. It is and always has been our responsibility as U.S. citizens to pay attention to what is going on in our country, and it seems it is more important than ever. We are just weeks away from electing a […]

New London, Ohio, festival celebrates 100 years: Small town pride carries life lessons

Thursday, September 4, 2008

This past weekend was a very special one for our family. As New London, Ohio, celebrated its 100th Labor Day Festival anniversary, we wouldn’t have missed it for the world. New London is a small town, and it is the town where my husband and his brothers grew up together. Their parents, Don and Edie […]


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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.