We really do have the best neighbors. In the winter, Lawrence, who is a distant cousin will plow out the snow on our road. He also takes Neal ice fishing in the winter and even lets Neal drive his Kubota around his property and even across the highway to our house. Brother Little, who is our home teacher let Neal mow is whole lawn a few weeks ago and then gave us lettuce from his garden. Naida, his wife, loves Neal. One of the first Sundays after we moved here she asked Neal his name and he said it was Bill. So now every time Sister Little sees Neal she calls him Bill and gives him a great big hug! And tonight our neighbor Brent let Neal do this.....
I know I know, another view outside my kitchen window. But if you look real close, say by clicking on the picture and examining it, you will see a tractor and my boy Neal is driving that tractor.Here is a closer view. Cool huh? Neal is in total heaven. Our neighbor Brent hays. I think that is how you say it. He grows hay, cuts hay, bales hay and then sells some and uses some for his horses. Just a side note- he is the rodeo caller in town and he is good. It is his wife Marge who does all the costumes for the summer theater. Boy, I am sounding like I know everything and everyone around here. "So and so married so and so." "So and so lives here." "So and so used to live here but now so and so lives here- you know, the daughter of so and so." Anyway, Brent is getting ready to bale but wants to lift the hay a bit so the air can dry it beforehand. So while Brent was burning stuff in his yard he let Neal do the fun stuff.
This tractor is old. It once belonged to Brent's grandfather. I would guess that it is around 75 years old. I'm just a guessin' though. It has no power steering so if Neal looks like he is struggling a bit to turn it, he is. But just a tad.
Watch for Brent and Meg. Meg is the greatest farm dog. If you remember from one of my first posts, Meg was up in the back hoe bucket with Neal. That would have been two years ago when we were digging the foundation. Ouch!
When your neighbors love your kids, it is the best! Really, what more could you ask for in neighbors? We have the best three around!