Saturday, February 24, 2018
farm kids

Nothing good ever comes from boredom — something most farm kids don't experience. Self-discipline is built into daily chores, the more demanding the better.
girl on swingset

Judith Sutherland recounts her childhood confrontations with schoolyard boys, who excluded her from their games at recess.

Judith Sutherland grew up on a family farm in the 1960s and '70s. Learn why she believes it was one of the last best times and places to have been a kid.
oak tree

Judith Sutherland reflects on the way trees in fields on farms serve as a marker for those of us who grow up in the wide-open spaces of farmland.
popcorn

Judith Sutherland recalls some of her favorite childhood Christmas memories.
snow

Judith Sutherland recalls that overwhelming feeling of giddy hopefulness, the magic of waiting for Christmas morning in the weeks preceding it.
hands

Give kindness where we can. It seems so small, but it is our only hope of making the world a better place.
railroad tracks

Judith Sutherland recounts holiday traditions she enjoyed with her family growing up.
Little girl

Judith Sutherland recalls a close call from her childhood and reminds us that safety should always be a top priority with children on the farm.
goat

Judith Sutherland long ago figured out she doesn't have a fainting goat because Mabel refuses to believe she is any kind of goat at all.
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