I love our new neighborhood. Living about 5 miles outside of Hobbs is rural living. It's so quiet and peaceful. the kids can play outside and I don't have to worry. There are many small farms with all kinds of livestock. Also roping is really big out here, so there are many horses. We like to take Samson for walks around our "block" which is about a mile I'd guess. He is so curious about the cows, goats, pigs and horses and they are about him too for the most part. It's funny though they creep close to each other and then all animals sort of get freaked out and bolt in opposite directions.
We have not met anyone except our neighbor to the north and he is very nice - let the kids ride his horses. They loved it.
The neighbors have the holiday spirit, most of the homes are decorated and lit up. Its nice to see, even way out here. We need to get our lights up too!