Saturday, February 6, 2010

Oh the pleasure of talking with your neighbors

Good Day to you all!

I am gasping through the day but had to find  myself out in the garden you know. Well the golden was barking so, I went to see why. The new neighbors behind us were picking the oranges. The tree is in sad shape do to neglect. I taught them and encouraged them it is a good producer. Went on in and got my book and showed them what to do to bring it back to it's former glory. Her husband was nice. I being a might horse of voice obviously a threat to health let them know of it for their sake.
Their grandkids were there and everyone wanted to see the chickens. Head over wall one by one the joy on the faces of those who once knew what a farm was. Now mind you my "farm" is a little plot of earth. The charm of chicken is a mysterious thing.
The neighbors were real pleasant. It was for me to tell them of the old girl in the yards so they not panic if they come across her. We have the rare "Sonora Garter Snake" she is on the endangered list. Told them how she keeps us free of roaches and of rodents. Forgot to mention the scorpions she keeps away. Told them just encase they see her they don't just indiscriminately kill her. She and her babies have been around a good 9 years I have been here.

Here where we are folks just pull up and use an opener from inside the car go in and shut the garage the same way. When we first came here I went around and met the neighbors with a small trinket. When a new neighbor comes along a nice welcome is in order. Now this art of hospitality is becoming as foreign as the varied places folks come from. I love to know who my neighbor is. It is wise and wonderful too. At times it is not as pleasant but at least you know what your up against. Seems that kindness will eventually win them over. The garden is wonderful that way. Share some and the hearts open with greater ease.

It is a pleasure talking with your neighbors and becoming one.

6 comments:

Denise said...

So glad you were blessed.

Beth said...

I'm glad you have nice neighbors!

Amrita said...

In India this is our way of life.

We also have lots of snakes and mongooses on our campus. They keep the pests away.They have never harmed us,

Amrita said...

I am wondering if the snake is not interested in your chicken and their eggs???

kailani said...

You're so lucky to have such good neighbors. We've been living here for 9 years and we're still not very close to ours.

Btw, do you ever talk to Christine? How's she doing?

Denise said...

Oh how I wish you were my neighbor... Won't you be my neighbor??????

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

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• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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