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.

Providence’s Perpetuation Provisions: New Calf “Rafaela”

The Lord has graciously granted us a new little heifer calf! She got easily spooked one day, and ended up in a former cellar hole next to a shack that came with the property. At some point during that escapade, she injured her hoof; and it was bleeding. However, after several days, it seems she is getting around fine; and is even running around in the evenings.

Please say hello to Rafaela, which in Spanish means “healed of God”:

Longhorn Cow Holga with Her New Heifer Calf Rafaela

And here is a quick video:

We again thank God for His provisions, spiritual and temporal, and for His granting a heifer calf and increasing the herd.

— David


  1. Ann from KY

    do you have any plans for all the goats? selling them, eating them, trading for other needs? Just curious! thanks

  2. David and Susan Sifford

    Hi Ann,

    We plan on keeping the female goats as we plan to milk them; and the males we would like to trade for out-breeding purposes (or I suppose if we find the appropriate barter situation), or we plan to sell them.

    — David

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