Stories by Judith Sutherland

Hard work, embracing change pays dividends on the farm

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Farm lessons included ‘hard work, taking nothing for granted.’

This farm style stood the test of time

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Just this past week, a friend and I got to talking about how certain traditions have been handed down, some by family, others through the law of life’s essentials.

Summertime on the farm for kids makes anything seem possible

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Summertime memories of being a kid on the farm.

Love and family, it just goes together

Thursday, July 24, 2014

To family we are born.

Through the eyes of a 4-year-old

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It has proven to be true: you can take the country boy off of the farm, but you can’t sweep the country off the boy.

Not all progress comes with engine

Thursday, July 10, 2014

It was a pretty drive through farm country to attend Horse Progress Days in Mount Hope on a beautifully sunny Fourth of July. The quiet little town in Holmes County is just to the south of us here in Ohio by about a 40-minute drive. The thermometer had dipped down in to the 50s overnight, […]

Farming gets in your blood at birth: ‘I want to stay out here with the cows’

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Farming can get in a family’s blood early on.

Sometimes the needy are closer to home than we think

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

There was a big family who had just moved in to our community, and one day in class I noticed the hole in the new boy’s shirt.

Enjoy your kids, time goes quick

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Life, it has been said, is a series of dress rehearsals. If you keep working on it, one day you will be ready for the real show. Parenting seems to fit this bill in every possible way. First, the banner is raised, announcing two happy people are about to become parents. My grandmother whispered to […]

Wise scheme helped dad sell a tractor

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Farming in the early 1950s, my father pushed to the verge of working himself to collapse. Holding down a full-time job as a tractor and farm implement salesman, he would return home to farm the rented ground late into the night that he hoped to one day own. About a year ago, my sister shared […]

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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.