Suzanne Clothier’s Blog

July 31, 2017

Real time

This afternoon, with all fed, settled, watered and no one needing me, I laid down with the eight puppies in the shade. No more work or […]
February 21, 2016

A Simple Gift of Immeasurable Greatness

For quite a few years now, I've had a special friend that I only saw from time to time - Sara Kiss. Sara was a lovely […]
February 21, 2016


Recently, I was contacted by Shambhala Sun magazine with a series of questions they asked me to answer for their blog, SunSpace. Interesting to have them […]
February 21, 2016

Caring for Others

Here’s a powerful thought from Edith Windsor: “If you really care about the quality of somebody’s life as much as you care about the quality of […]
February 21, 2016

Dr. Lickerman’s “How To Be Great” blog post

I don’t read a lot of blogs, but the few that I do are ones that offer food for thought. Dr. Alex Lickerman’s Happiness in This […]
February 22, 2015

In My Good Death

HAWKS HUNT’S MAN IN BLACK “CASH” Feb 1, 2004-April 20, 2013 In the early hours of this day, our lovely sweet gentle dog named Cash was […]
February 22, 2015

Keep the Claws in the Paws

When he arrived a few years ago, he was barely 9 ounces but already close to 6 weeks old. Every rib was visible, and where rib […]
February 22, 2015

Losing Our Connection to the Real World

Most of us don’t have to go too far in our family trees to find someone who grew up on a farm. But since 1960, there […]
February 22, 2015

Mud and Math

Math was never one of my favorite subjects. Not particularly interested in the relative speeds of trains traveling east or west or even upside down, I […]
February 22, 2015

Pushing Past

Spring has truly sprung here. The resident woodcocks are back, winging their way around the farm in relentless circling flights, making the noise that long ago […]
February 22, 2014

Springing, Freshening

In the lexicon of farmers who spend their days with cattle, there are poetic descriptions. A first time mother-to-be is a “springing heifer.” A cow with […]
February 22, 2014

The Fifth Season

Our farm is situated in upper New York state, in the beautiful Mohawk Valley that features rolling hills, trees, fields and of course, the Mohawk River […]