One of the unexpected joys of living in rural America has been discovering how friendly everyone is—from our neighbors to the county clerk to service providers to people met on the street. We met a gal in the Socorro feed store who manages a large cattle ranch, and we soon discovered we had mutual friends. We met a fellow in the Socorro Walmart who grows most of the alfalfa for the region. A woman in the hardware store said she grew up just north of Pie Town. In our own neighborhood, there’s a sense of camaraderie, and everyone pitches in to help. There’s a real sense of community here!