La Grimaudière is the name of a little hamlet near the village of Surin in Normandy France. Next to the old water mill, there is a very large old farm house, half of which is still owned and lived in by a 70 year old French farmer. The other half,  run down from years of neglect, was recently purchased by Kieth and Donna (along with their beagle Max). Together, and with the help of WorkAway volunteers, they hope to return the building to some of its former glory, while also adding some modern comforts, like a toilet and central heating. When I arrived, neither of these things had been installed…and it was the middle of December! But that is another story