We set out to find a country house which would be not too difficult to fix up and where we could stay while we were doing it. We found a beautiful one, out in the middle of rolling hills, farms and woods in the Berry region, south of the Loire River. The house itself looked so natural, it seemed to have just grown up out of the soil, like a mushroom.
Having furnished and heated the house, we set out to enjoy it. We had lots of friends for visits and we even learned to use a scythe.
In 1976, we had part of the land and the pond cleaned up. We continued having friends down for walks and relaxation and peace.
The year 1977 was one of flooding (see picture below) and of sunshine. We were also getting lazier.
We continued loving the place in 1978, but we could not make it down from Paris often enough, and mold started growing on our freshly-painted ceiling. We got the message and out. It was a great experience and we have many fond memories...
Interesting places in the vicinity of La Fontaine
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