Sometimes living and working in a rural area raises questions that haven't been addressed by Emily Post or other experts on social etiquette. Such as:
-if the neighbor is hauling hay or grain three or four times an hour past where you're working, at what point can you stop waving "Hello" at each other?
-if there is a single sunflower blooming on the edge of a neighbor's field within sight of your house, is it impolite to pull that annoying weed?
-what is the proper way to deal with a drone hovering over your farmstead?
-how much gravel or crushed rock is it acceptable to appropriate from the county road in front of your house to fill holes in your driveway?
-when an out-of-county vehicle is stopped on a rural road near your house, is the proper greeting, "Do you need help?" or "What the freak are you doing out here?"
-if a mechanic forgets or drops a tool while working on equipment, is it impolite for him to drive back and into the field to retrieve it without permission?
-if your neighbor requests help in pulling out a mired tractor, combine or sprayer, do you immediately post pictures on Facebook, or wait at least until the machine is back on dry ground?
-and, considering that the wheat harvest is underway and that corn and bean harvest is on the horizon--if the neighbor's combine catches on fire, do you first call the fire department or take smartphone photos?