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Good Neighbors Part 2

 
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I posted some time back that my neighbor was going to leave a strip of land unplanted along our property line.  I went out to investigate.  Not only is there a 60 ft wide swath of land not planted, but it is contoured so that no run off from his property from that direction reaches mine ( his property is higher than mine). Great neighbor, huh? !!  OK, well what about this involving the installation of a 36” wide and maybe 16’ long culvert to assist with the drainage?  It provides a means for him to move his equipment .....but it would not have been needed if he had not done the contour.   As far as I can tell, 95% of the work benefits me.   I have considered moving, but I realize I will never find neighbors this good again.
 
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The culvert sounds like a win-win for you both. Was it his idea or yours?
 
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Solely his. The landscaping would have directed the runoff across a dirt path he was using to move his machinery from field to field and would have washed it out.
 
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That's a very encouraging story. We have new neighbours moving in now and we're hoping they turn out to be awesome, just like yours. Fingers crossed.
 
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This man’s family has been in the region for generations. They have a huge operation.  Not the biggest I have seen by any means. But they are big enough to get over 5 mil a year in subsidies in this county alone. I know the operation extends into other counties.  That, of course, is my point.  They are big enough and wealthy enough to be real jerks. Instead, they are the most genuine and considerate people I have known.  
 
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John F Dean wrote:This man’s family has been in the region for generations. They have a huge operation.  Not the biggest I have seen by any means. But they are big enough to get over 5 mil a year in subsidies in this county alone. I know the operation extends into other counties.  That, of course, is my point.  They are big enough and wealthy enough to be real jerks. Instead, they are the most genuine and considerate people I have known.  



Then that makes your story doubly encouraging. Good people being successful is not something you hear about often enough.
 
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