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 “Nohemi”

Our last cattle update mentioned our new heifer calf Celestina. Well, we recently saw all of the herd together, except for her; and we’ve come to realize that she is probably gone. We don’t know what happened to her, but the Lord in His wisdom and of course since they’re His anyway (Ps 50:10) determined He would have this one removed. But we praise the Lord for His infinite goodness!

And He continues to be gracious and merciful, and has granted us another calf, a heifer to our cow Catalina. We don’t have a story for the name on this one — we just liked the name itself: we decided to call her Nohemi, which in Spanish means “my pleasantness, my delight.”

Here are a couple of pictures:

New Longhorn Heifer Calf Nohemi
New Longhorn Heifer Calf Nohemi

And here’s her moving picture:

Here is a little something we thought you might like on what is apparently herd culture:

We thank the Lord again for His perfect wisdom in all things, and for granting the provisions of this new heifer calf.

— David


  1. Anonymous

    Wow, you are going to be knee deep in cattle if this keeps going. How many more do you think your pasture can hold before it gets overgrazed?

    I have been looking for some pure longhorns over here in the Willamette Valley, but they all seem to be hybrids. I will have to call the CTLR and see if they know someone nearby. If the Lord allows us the land, I would like to get some longhorns, and one Jersey for Beth.



  2. Anonymous

    Hello Mr. and Mrs. Sifford,

    Thanks for this and all your posts. Re: Celestina, did you comb your property looking for her, in case she was injured? This and other posts have caused me to ask myself….but I haven't researched it; whether Longhorns "moo" like other cattle. When distressed, I would think a mother cow would bellow out and let someone know; but if it happens at night, it would perhaps not be heard, or for the safety of the herd, she might stay quiet at night. Since you have all the land fenced now; the herd can be quite far away as well, I'm sure, disallowing you from hearing them.

    God certainly is and has been generous in His provisions for you and others there this season, both in animals and veggies/fruits. Praise God.

    It's breezy and cooler/not as humid here this a.m.. Ahhh… a beautiful day for study and contemplation.

    Have a blessed Sabbath rest and Lords day tomorrow.


  3. David and Susan Sifford

    Hi Todd,

    Well, we're pretty much past the point now; so we're looking at external land possibilities, and I'm trying to sell several of mine.

    Hi Beth,

    Well, I have looked around; but I think she disappeared several weeks ago, some time before we even realized she was gone. Often we see the mother cows without their calves, so I didn't really notice this one not being around. And then by the time I did, the mama cow's utter was pretty dried up. We didn't notice anything extraordinarily odd in sounds or anything that might notify us of something wrong. Perhaps the mother cow was there when the calf died, so maybe it wasn't a big shock to her.

    And yes, thanks to God for His graces and mercies; and you have a blessed Sabbath as well, and thank you.

    — David

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