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.

Storing Rain II – Update

In a previous blog post, we showed a tank (pond) expansion project we worked on. As I mentioned at the end of that post, it had rained enough at one time to fill it up quite a bit, but much of it leaked out the sides; and since then it hasn’t had much water in it. In doing some other work to help fill the tank, I’ve built up a berm of dirt in a drainage area from our upper field, directing runoff water from it down toward our tank.

Well, recently, the Lord in His graces and mercies brought rain — four to five inches in around a week time period. This really did a lot with filling up tanks in the area, including here on our land. For our tank, God filled it up to about one and a half feet from the top. Again though, some of it is leaking out, but not as much as before, it appears. Hopefully over time the sides will continue to seal up.

And so, following and including the one above are pictures of the gracious bounty of water God has provided:

We thank Him for His abundant provisions, the water here on the land, and the Water of Life in His Son, Christ Jesus.

— David


  1. Anonymous

    Hello Siffords.

    Why do you refer to the pond as a tank? Is is because it is a man-made pond or because you plan to use it as a store of water, or is that just some Texan way of saying pond.

    thanks for the posts


  2. David and Susan Sifford

    Hi Todd,

    Actually, I don't know the reason; when we got here, that's what we found out they were called. If I find out the reason, I'll plan to let you know.

    — David

  3. David and Susan Sifford

    Hi again Todd,

    I asked Michael, and he essentially said it's because they're man-made and used as watering troughs for cattle.

    — David

  4. Anonymous

    If you want to seal the tank, pen pigs in it. Their rooting, pooing, and walking around will seal it up.

  5. David and Susan Sifford

    Thanks, Anonymous. We had heard having geese there too would help, but it would be too difficult to run ours to and from the pond each day and night; and we wouldn't leave them over night because I believe that's how Gary lost his original mate (to critter attack).

    — David

  6. Anonymous

    Thanks David for finding out the why of the Texanism for pond.


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