Good for you, Mountain Biker. It’s the way it should be but seldom IS. And it means that you have a ‘group’ who will work together if things go down across the board.
Love the part about your bread. I remember a new couple moving in, down the dirt street from our home/church in the Alaskan Village. Went down a few days later with a loaf of fresh baked bread to welcome them. I guess we predated them by about 3 years ;). We became fast friends soon afterward. The wife was Haida from far SE Alaska and he was Siberian Yupik from St Lawrence Island (can see Russia but not the US)…interesting and talented couple. One high point was their invitation to share BBQ’d whale steaks, a portion sent from his clan’s annual hunt.