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.

Month: June 2017

Providence’s Perpetuation Provisions: 4th & 5th Chick Hatchings of 2017

The Lord recently graciously granted another two hatchings for 2017, the 4th and 5th!

This first group is a little interesting: there were a couple of mama hens sitting on eggs in the barn, and one day I walked in, and heard little chick sounds, and behind the dog kennel there were two chicks and the two mothers walking around. Oh boy…gotta round them up before William our cat sees them! So, I caught the two chicks and picked one of the moms and put them in the summer kitchen. And then if I remember correctly, I think something was wrong with that mom — she was being hurtful or something to the chicks and so I went and got the other mom and swapped them out. And things worked better with her.

Then, the first mama went back to sitting on eggs and a couple of days later, there was a chick sound under her! But, I didn’t want to set her aside with just one chick if possible, so I took this third one and put it with the first two, hoping the mama wouldn’t reject it, and she didn’t, and so here are the three she’s been taking care of:

Fourth Chick Hatching of 2017

And then, I put the other mama and the rest of the eggs she was sitting on in the barn in the mini chicken tractor, and then she hatched out two more!

Fifth Chick Hatching of 2017

And here is a video of both groups:


As always, we are very thankful to God for providing these offspring and provisions!

— David

A House – Update XLVIII – Kitchen/Great Room Cabinets, Kitchen Island Carts, Pantry Shelves & Cook Book Shelf

It’s been some time since our last house update, but since then, the Lord has granted we be able to collect great room and kitchen storage items, to be able to continue to move in and function more completely in the house.

Here are a couple of great room cabinets:

Great Room Cabinets

And with a stow away catching a nap: 🙂

Mimi in Great Room Storage Cabinet

And the kitchen cabinets:

Kitchen Cabinets

And with Sue’s grandmother’s china, which is very special to her!

Grandmother's China Dishes in Kitchen Cabinet

These are a couple of kitchen island carts:

Kitchen Island Cart

Kitchen Island Cart

And then some more pantry shelves:

More Pantry Shelves

And finally, a little cook book shelf I put on top of the paper towel holder:

Cook Book Shelf

As always, we are very thankful to God to be able to continue on the house and for these provisions! We always pray this place will be a house of worship to Him, for the gathering of His people, and where He might glorify Himself!

— David