When I lived in a place that had no corn, there was my neighbor and all their family. They were LARGE and LOUD. And the neighbor across the street and all their cars. And all those where there was no corn felt is ok to leave the garage door up 8 inches so their night prowling cat could leave paw prints all over my car...every night!. And all the school kids were spewing snack pack wrappers where ever they went. And every weekend, there were the leaf blowers screaming, the smell of 2 cycle engines, and people everywhere....some of them thinking they were suitable to parade about shirtless. and every one is such a hurry. If the garage door closed before you could get their attention, you may NEVER meet them.
Back at the cornfield, whether you are acquainted or not 'Hi Harm' is the acknowledgement of your presence. At the cornfield, folks appreciate the demonstration of responsibility and self sufficiency.
At the cornfield, when trouble visits your house, they don't say, "Call me if I can do anything for you?" but they show up, tools in hand, taking care of what needs taken care of.
At the cornfield, you can expect your friends and neighbors to move mountains for you because you were willing to move mountains for them. Read that again..s l o w l y .
If critters and odors are your concern....the cornfield may not be the best choice for you.
P.S. The critters will most likely stay in the field :) I've never noticed it. If you've already moved I hope you're enjoying it!!