Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Like a Good Neighbor

A picture of some Dianthus, that really has nothing to do with this post.

We have good neighbors.  

I mean.....well.....we have neighbors, "down the road."  They don't live, "next door", and I cannot see them from my farmhouse.  But, they are there.  

This past weekend one of our neighbors, "down the road", stopped in for a visit.  Now.  He isn't the type of neighbor to just make social visits. He is a gentleman who has been farming for likely more than fifty years.   This was a visit of farm importance.  Man talk, if you will.  

Man talk, schman talk, he and I had a good conversation for about fifteen minutes before Secret Agent Man climbed off of the tractor.  We spoke of bees, family relations, tobacco planting, my hair color.....

Ahem.....

It seems that a cow, belonging to us,  had plowed through a fence and was now residing on his property.  Was he mad about this?  Not in the least.  He asked if we would like him to transport our cow to market with his own.  If not, we could pick it up in his holding pen.  Did he want us to pay for the fence?  Not at all.  He would not hear of any fence repairs.  

Suffice it to say that we will pick up our rascal of a cow later this week.  

Good neighbors.....they still exist.  


42 comments:

  1. I love hearing stories like this. Good neighbors, good folks......they do still exist.
    have a happy and safe day.
    shug

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  2. Reading things like this makes me want to believe in collective good again. You are lucky to have such people around you :-)

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  3. It is amazing that it does but maybe only in the outlying areas....warms my heart.

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  4. I grew up on a farm and I remember this sort of thing happening. Great post!

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  5. What a lovely story, I can just picture him. Thanks for the additional queen bee information. You got me hooked on bees now!

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  6. Thank you for the comment on my blog, because now I've found your blog, and I can follow your adventures with those bees!

    Have a great week!
    Carol

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  7. He sounds like a great neighbor - we need more like that. Now about that hair color thing.... ;-)

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  8. How nice! You're very lucky to have a good neighbor. They seem to be very rare these days. Have a wonderful week!

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  9. Heartwarming, Michelle. Wish every neighbor was like this one! Good man! xoxo

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  10. We have neighbours like this... Understated....undemanding.......supportive
    As it should be

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  11. Wow! You've got a nice neighbor!!! A neighbor of ours (well, he moved away after his divorce, but was back dropping off his kids) stopped by to drop off a grad card for our daughter and just to talk. Our house was a mess and we had the kitchen torn up making stir fry. He didn't mind and sat at our counter visiting for almost 30 minutes as a BAD thunderstorm brewed up outside.
    You are a blessed woman!
    Oh - did he LIKE your hair color?

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  12. What a nice neighbor. We had something similar happen the other day only our neighbors horses got out and went all over our alfalfa field, they felt bad, but we didn't mind, things like that happen.

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  13. That's so awesome that you have good neighbors. He sounds like he could be a great source of advice for all things farming related! Love the photo of the dianthus. So pretty :)

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  14. We're the same way. Can't see the neighbors from our house. But they're out there!

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  15. now that is a good neighbor...too bad more folks aren't like that...silly cow....Hair color...interesting...

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  16. :-) I wish I had neighbours like that.

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  17. your story, living in Brussels, sounds colorful ! warm neighbors !

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  18. He sounds like a gem. Yes, good neighbors are still out there! Very nice when we meet one, isn't it? :)

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  19. He does sound like the neighbour everyone would like.
    Merle....

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  20. What a nice story. And a seemingly nice guy.

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  21. There are still some wonderful ones out there.

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  22. I love living in the country where there is space between neighbors.. and they are usually nice, like your guy. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  23. You are so lucky! Glad to know that neighbors like that, are out there!

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  24. I love where you live and that your neighbor is down the road... Silly moo cow

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  25. Life should be like that, not the kind of stuff that has infiltrated towns and cities.

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  26. Still smiling over the hair comment. Men...they would like for us to think they've not time for gossiping...but yes...they do. And good neighbors who don't get all bent out of shape over a loose cow are hard to come by. :)

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    1. Terri,
      I thought is was pretty funny when he asked about my hair!

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  27. great neighbor, beautiful picture and lol "hair color, ahem" :D

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  28. Yeah. That's what I miss about country living.

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  29. I'm a good neighbor...
    and I'd really like my neighbor to come get her stray cats out of my yard and off my front porch swing....

    but until then,,,,they curl up together and enjoy my yard

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  30. Awesome. I am still smiling about the hair color.

    Velva

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  31. This makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, Michelle!

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  32. How refreshing to hear of a "good" neighbor!

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  33. Ah ! le voisinage ! Toujours quelque chose à en dire et pour une fois que ce sont de bons voisins, il faut les saluer. J'aime beaucoup la photo que tu présentes cette semaine.
    Amicalement.

    Roger

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  34. Neighbours like that are a treasure, good to know they are still around.

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  35. Fantastic photographs, miraculous colours:) Greetings

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  36. My neighbors are quite noisy things and too much near to me...

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  37. Yes - they still exist ... and we're fortunate to have some right next to us in Florida !

    Heart warming story, especially in this day and age - when really this should be the norm.

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