Time and again we have experienced it, it is like an unwritten rule of country living, we look out for one and other. Both of our neighbors are fantastic, and most others that I meet who live on some land seem so giving of what they are blessed with. We watch out for one and other, share wisdom, and help when needed. Currently we are feeding and caring for our neighbor's horses, as he had surgery. When we are out of town we can count on him to feed ours. When we need a tool we borrow, and when we have something someone needs, we share. When our crops are in abundance we trade, when I bake, I make extras. It just seems the unwritten rule of country living.
I learned something really cool though this last week. Country kindness extends beyond immediate neighbors. I had posted on a local facebook page that I was looking for farm apples that weren't being used (I hate to see them go to waste). I got a subsequent message from another young lady who said she didn't have apples but had pears in abundance and was willing to share. YAY! I went over with my 4 youngest and we picked away. The other mama was sweet as can be and we swapped some country wisdom as she is also a new farm owner. I took over some peppers we had in abundance to share and came home with what you see below.