Stories by Judith Sutherland

Opposition keeps life interesting

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Think back on your favorite book or your favorite movie, and I’d be willing to bet there was one mighty aggravating character you just loved to hate.

Tragedy tears at family friends

Thursday, October 20, 2005

It was 20 years ago that I first became friends with Dorothy, a woman who joked that since she was twice my age she could give me twice as much advice as friends my own age.

Capturing the moment forever

Thursday, October 13, 2005

As summer nods its farewell, our school hosts the annual football homecoming game and dance in mid-October each year.

Ocean has powerful effect on life

Thursday, October 6, 2005

Standing by the ocean, I have always felt an incredible wave of awe and inspiration. There is simply nothing as powerful as watching that massive movement’s waves crash to the shore.

Realize the reach of sisterly power

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Who would I be without my sisters? I am talking both about the sisters who were born into my life, and the sisters I have chosen throughout my adult life.

Writing on the wall captures memories

Thursday, September 22, 2005

It is the job of a parent to create order out of a somewhat chaotic world, to orchestrate the subtle and the major things within a child’s life.

A new addition: a bouncing baby joy

Thursday, September 15, 2005

How does it happen that a tiny 2-pound bundle of energy can take over the world as we know it? Back in July, a tiny little Yorkshire terrier came to be a part of our family.

Look back and relive beloved times

Thursday, September 8, 2005

Have you ever been driving along, listening to the radio, when a song comes on that simply takes you back to a day, a moment in time, a place you never thought you would be again? I have experienced that same incredible jolt at times when looking at treasured photographs.

Essentials farmers can’t live without

Thursday, September 1, 2005

I have a big question for all farmers out there. Who among you could possibly farm without the following agricultural essentials: baler twine, duct tape and a tarp strap or two.

Friends beyond the barnyard pick

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Sometimes, animals choose us. What would any farm be without a cast of characters from the animal world? The heart of an empathetic country squire is often large enough to encircle Mother Nature’s castaways rather than just those animals they’ve enclosed within their barns or gates or crates.

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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.