Stories by Judith Sutherland

For the settlers, nothing came easy

Thursday, April 16, 2015

In the 1800s, starting a homestead took a lot of work and commitment.

Love of land runs deep at family farms

Thursday, April 9, 2015

When you grow up on a farm, you have a connection to the land like no one else.

Doris, the Queen Mother of the flock

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Doris the Dorset has earned herself a new name, and she just keeps teaching us all sorts of things whether we want to learn it or not.

It’s not Easter without those eggs

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Of all the farm animals we had over the years, chickens never made the roster.

Get out the mops and elbow grease, mud season is here once again

Thursday, March 19, 2015

One very spry lady once unknowingly taught me where the term “dirt poor” originated.

Our entertainment was simple and free

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Back when a tetherball was all it took to entertain.

Prank calls and note passing made fun childhood times

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Back before caller ID, being anonymous was a reality.

From throwing bales, to pulling a calf

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Acting fast saved the calf, and impressed the veterinarian.

Tag along with Dr. Pol to see true joy

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Is anyone else watching “The Incredible Dr. Pol,” televised on National Geographic channels? It’s become columnist Judie Sutherland’s winter treat.

How did we eat before regulations?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A publication sits on my desk regarding regulations in the holistic food market, with all sorts of subsets of considerations listed in a long article.

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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.