I'd like to suggest that one of the reasons neighbors may be slow to warm up to you and yours when you move to a new spot is their past experience with new neighbors. Doesn't make you bad, but you can't know what's gone on before.
It's not just a matter of whether or not they like your presence, most of the time they don't! I think most permies who have rural places will acknowledge that when nearby land sells and new people show up all neighbors will be thinking something along the lines of "oh boy, now what". After all, when you move in YOU are increasing the demands on the little world into which you arrive, not to mention the neighborhood population, noise, and traffic.
I've now been a part of a small rural world for twenty-two years. I'm still not a "local". I didn't grow up here, didn't go to school here, don't ( or at least didn't ! ) know people's siblings, grandparents, etc. That can't be completely changed and will always be noted by the "old timers".
Since I've been here I've seen quite a number of people arriving with plans and a desire to "improve the local community". Many of those people have come and gone with the wind. Some have come, stayed, and seem to be making a positive addition to the community. None the less, the folks who were already here may have never had any notion that their community needed any improvements!
When you become established in a community that was originally new to you, you too may become more cautious about using your time and facilities to help others after you have lived through them coming and then disappearing. If you help and then they suddenly are gone you may feel some loss, at very least emotional loss.
I'm not suggesting that you don't help your neighbors! I am suggesting that you don't ask for much of anything when you are the newbie and that you are patient and understanding in the slow process of being assimilated into a small rural community.