We just moved to this small dead end road in New Hartford last year. It used to be a giant sand dome but 50 years later as houses were built and trees were planted, it turned into a wooded area of maples, oaks and pines. So the soil is not the best for farming due to the sand but at least we wont have a problem with wetlands!
Our neighborhood is full of friendly strangers. Many of them are already becoming friends! There is an artist. There is a paramedic and his amazing high school son who helps us with our dog Reece when we are away. There is another mother who is a lactation consultant and her husband, home from the army and their two beautiful children. There is a kind retired school teacher down at the end of the road who invites Melody and I over for tea and whatever she happened to bake that day- she even took a babysitting job for us at the last minute. She is a talented writer and inspires me frequently. We have some good laughs to. These visits are especially grand when Melody is in one of her fussy moods and just needs some fresh air and a new scene. (We both do and it serves us well to get out now and again)
The neighbors next to us recently decided they wanted to set up a horseshoe pit in their backyard and since their kids are all grown, they asked us if we would like their playset.
I am grateful for the kindness of neighbors.
Ya, it might need a stain and a baby swing, but other than that, it’s ready to go! We accepted with gratitude and offered to help move it when they are ready.
These guys took the bull by the horn and a couple months after we agreed to take it, they were already moving to our backyard!
They were having a family gathering and they just started working together to get the job done.
Today I am grateful for an awesome neighborhood…