I bought my house about a year and a half ago now. Got reasonably friendly with the couple across the road. My first winter here, last winter, my neighbor took it upon himself to start plowing my driveway. I'm in NH, so there's a lot of snowfalls. I offered to pay him on more than one occasion, and he's always said no. He's just being nice because he knows I live alone and don't have a truck to plow. So I made a point to say, "Hey, if you ever need anything, please let me know". He finally took me up on it last Spring. Him and his boyfriend go to Florida for 3 weeks each Spring, and he asked me if I would house/animal sit. I was happy to be able to return the favor, and so for 3 weeks last Spring, I checked on the house, watered plants, and fed his chickens and geese, collected their eggs, etc. I felt it was a good trade. Now today he just came knocking, gave me his house key and said they're leaving again for 3 weeks this year. But here's the thing. All of their chickens and geese got killed last year, due to them having an improper coop. I actually adopted his last surviving chicken, because I knew it was just a matter of days before it too, would be eaten. So now there's really nothing to do. Keep an eye on his house, look for strangers, and maybe water his indoor plants once or twice. No more geese and chickens, which was the bulk of my duties. But he of course still plowed my driveway all this last winter. Is that fair? To them I mean? I feel kind of bad that he's still plowing my driveway, but my house sitting duties have decreased drastically without him having his fowl anymore. I wish there was something more I could do. He's never complained, but I just want to make sure I'm giving as much as I'm getting. What do you guys think? Is this still a fair trade for them?