Stories by Judith Sutherland

Here’s to steady planting progress

Thursday, May 15, 2014

With the arrival of mid-May, every farmer I know is feeling the need to push hard through any window of opportunity.

Mom, the sharpshooter in the family

Thursday, May 8, 2014

I awoke before daybreak, and for the first time in a very long time, I feel like the me I used to be. If you’ve never experienced a head injury of any type, you will have no idea what an enormous gift this really proves to be. Ever since my head crashed to the icy […]

Saying goodbye to good neighbors

Thursday, May 1, 2014

How do you say goodbye when good neighbors move?

We always think we’ve paid our due

Thursday, April 17, 2014

It seems, somehow, that we had a very good year last year. It’s always shocking, isn’t it, to be told just how much your hard work paid off — that you look pretty darn successful on paper — and for that, an enormous chunk of money must be handed over. Every year, we think we […]

Respecting nature is very important

Thursday, April 10, 2014

“Religion, philosophy and science have become a part of our developing earth-concern. We discuss the waste and conservation of our natural resources, the need of green areas, farms, breathing spaces, parks, and wilderness. Distressed by urban sprawl and the decay of cities and the alarming decrease of space for solitude which man inherently requires, we […]

Animal or human: The care is what is important

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Part II Check out the first column on this series here. In the world of animal health, a positive ending to testing or treatment is always a hopeful priority. One enormous difference between the animal care world and that of human care, is this: sometimes, those seeking the care for those they love are much […]

An animal does tell you things

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

“Let’s be honest, many human doctors regard veterinary medicine as crude, plodding and nebulous.” — Dr. Nick Trout, Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life As an Animal Surgeon Part I of II Over a lifetime, I have held veterinarians in high regard, having been blessed to […]

Don’t take life for granted

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A concussion left Judith Sutherland in pain after her fall this winter.

Farm names live on long after owners

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Farmers pay homage to generations of the past.

Grandpa Charlie worked hard, kept busy

Thursday, February 27, 2014

I am touched by the many readers who have personally withstood similar loss, for their words of understanding resonate deeply.

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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.