Stories by Judith Sutherland

Ear corn brought back childhood memories

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Picking ear corn was an historical time.

Carry on the good, let go of past

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Cherokee have a saying that harkens the lovely spirit of each ancestor during the birth of a baby, hoping to carry forward the commendable in those gone before us, while letting go of the human shortcomings each carried through this life.

Death leaves hole in the heart of many

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A collection of black 3-ring binders given to me by my Dad reveal a glimpse of a grandmother I never met.

Grandma Helen’s goal was to provide education, and students can’t learn when hungry

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Grandma Helen knew the importance of nutrition and good education.

Grandmother knew joys of hard work

Thursday, September 11, 2014

One person I have long admired is someone I never had the chance to meet.

Farm life soothes with tedium, richness

Thursday, September 4, 2014

“Whenever I have worked on farms, I have found my thoughts drifting back to the early agricultural parables, perhaps because the very nature of manual work leaves one’s mind open to unhampered thinking, and perhaps because many farm chores today are remarkably unremoved from farm chores thousands of years old — shoveling out irrigation canals […]

Remember to talk about safety, on the road and in the field

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rash of recent car accidents is a reminder to talk about safety.

Parlor games and summer chores

Thursday, August 21, 2014

As summer winds toward fall, this has been a year constantly ahead of itself, it seems.

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.


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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.