Stories by Judith Sutherland

Traveling journal: Wagons go west

Thursday, February 3, 2005

In the traveling journal of Laura Ingalls Wilder, it is interesting to read not only of their daily trials and tribulations as they headed west in their covered wagon, but of the local farming struggles in the barren soil of 1894.

A trip with Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, January 27, 2005

While many are familiar with The Little House on The Prairie tales from Laura Ingalls Wilder, many have never read the diary she kept while traveling from South Dakota to Mansfield, Mo.

Remembering cowboy commandments and glowing campfire perfection

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Remember the good old days of the cowboy commandments?
It seems like such a long time ago when every child wanted to be a cowboy who stood up for all that was good, honorable and right.

Writing, and living, in the dark

Thursday, January 13, 2005

This past week has been a week of challenges.
A chilly rain was falling when we went to bed on Wednesday night.

Dark, chilly Christmas memories

Thursday, January 6, 2005

Winter’s blasts of snow and ice tickle the fancy of some while creating for others extreme hard work for hours on end, along with nightmarish challenges that cannot be resolved overnight.

Life in 1904: Dying at 47, 4-cent sugar

Thursday, December 30, 2004

As we close out the year, it is interesting to look back on what life was like 100 years ago.
In the year 1904, according to an interesting fact sheet, the average life expectancy in the United States was 47 years.

The days of old seem perfect

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Reading this Christmas book of personal stories collected by President Carter prompted many memories shared by my father over the years.

Book reminds us good overpowers evil

Thursday, December 16, 2004

It has been said that much can be determined about the character of a man by studying the way he treats animals.

Nothing like a 3-year-old spark plug

Thursday, December 9, 2004

It was a gray and dreary morning. Not much happening. Not much to spark the day. Until the phone rang.

Getting a ‘license’ for independence

Thursday, December 2, 2004

My daughter Caroline is putting her driver’s permit to good use, always asking if there is any place I need to go, ever willing to drive me.

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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.