This is our journal of what we pray is our sojourn of life (Hebrews 11:8-10) along the narrow way (Matthew 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.

Providence’s Perpetuation Provisions: New Calf “Secoya”

The Lord once again saw fit in His graces, mercies and wisdom to grant us a new calf, a heifer, to our heifer Catalina (who with this calf has now become a cow). The calf sort of has the color of a redwood tree, so we decided to call her Secoya, which is Spanish for “redwood.”

Here is the new little one:

And here she is again, in action:

We are again very grateful to God for His provisions of this new calf.

— David



  1. Anonymous

    Secoya is very pretty and healthy looking. Catalina did well with the birth, it sounds. You seem to find the calves after birth most times; are you often aware of the cows in the actual labor/birthing process? Or do they tend to go off and seclude, so you don't hear them? Regardless, they all seem to "bear the birth" well, without need of assistance, which is truly a blessing! Holstein heifers occasionally needed assistance with "big" calves; but not often.

    Praise God again for His protection and provision with Cataliina and Secoya!


  2. David and Susan Sifford

    Hi Beth,

    Haven't seen a calf be born yet. The mothers seem to go off by themselves, and Longhorns are known for being very low-maintenance when it comes to birthing.

    Thanks for the comment, and amen to the praise to God!

    — David

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