Elijah is trying to help out the family by befriending our new landlord. First, he offered to ride around the yard with him on the tractor.
[Note our darling crabapple tree. We have three, all ripe with fruit!]
At a picnic later that day, Elijah and the landlord were looking like twins with the food they had smeared on their faces. "That's the real way to eat barbecue!," quoth the landlord.
Someone gave Elijah his first chocolate chip cookie...landlord?
But even the best of friends must draw the line somewhere: