This is the country. It isn't remote country, but still. And it's agricultural. The fact that the agriculture is mainly viniculture — growing grapes and making wine — makes it a little different from regions to the north (La Beauce) and south (Le Berry).
Old farmhouses sometimes have a lot of junk out front, along the road. The photos here are a couple of examples. This is an old farmer or winemaker's house I sometimes walk by with Callie. It's on the paved road parallel to ours, on the other side of a deep ravine that a creek runs through.
I like the local color of it all. I wonder if the other neighbors do. It's in a hamlet called La Grand-Maison — « Grand » is not a typo — where most of the other 15 or so houses are like ours: relatively modern and almost suburban in appearance.