This is David & Susan Sifford's journal of what we pray is our sojourn of life (Hebrews 11:8-10) along the narrow way (Matt 7:14), even the old paths (Jeremiah 6:16), submitting to the Bible as a light unto both (Psalms 119:105). It is our prayer that these documented moments in our earthly time benefit whom God might choose to edify, but ultimately that God glorifies Himself through them.

Hi-Ho, The Derry-o, The Farmer is a Belle


I do a lot of the outside chores around the homestead here, and there are ways of doing things that are either required by the task at hand or the implements being used for it, or that are based on good procedures I’ve discovered for performing the work. I try to teach Sue these things and especially why I do them or how the things involved work so that she understands those and can perform them herself if I am not around, not in a robotic way just following directions, but in a way where she can analyze a situation and respond properly.

One of thing things I thought would be good for her to know, and might be fun for her to do at the same time, is drive the tractor in delivering hay to our animals:


And so, here is the fun in action! (Please be careful with the volume; it’s often a little loud.)


We are thankful again to the Lord for granting us the resources to feed our animals and perform these duties around the homestead, and I am thankful for the wonderful and willing to learn help meet He has granted me.

— David

6 Comments

  1. Unknown

    That does look like fun! LOL!

    Do you not have any greenery anywhere? Are you all in the desert? Just curious…

    😀

  2. David and Susan Sifford

    Hi Ginny,

    Well, it’s still winter time, but things typically get green in the Spring.

    — David

  3. Anonymous

    Sue,
    I just love to drive our tractor too. My husband taught me how to use it and I’m so grateful. When I need to I can just hop on it and away I go.

  4. Anonymous

    Great job Susan! You must have had good instruction….(wink). We were still baling with small square bales piled on a flatbed wagon when I last drove a tractor for haying, so that stabbing the big bale procedure I’ve never done….but it looks fun! How long do two round bales feed the herd (and how many beef are in the herd?). Just curious. Praise God for your recent rain. Thanks for sharing.

    Beth

  5. David and Susan Sifford

    Thanks for the comments everyone.

    Beth, during the Winter time we have put out 2 round bales a week for 15 or so, although not all of them are adults. I’m not sure of the latest total count of all the cattle — 18ish maybe?

    — David

  6. Anonymous

    You go girl…… Hope all is well.
    Deb

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