Seibold's to volunteer in France after the trip
Trip Start May 15, 2010
33Trip End May 31, 2010
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Being semi-retired, they decided that they would make this trip to France count and asked if I knew of any place in France that needed volunteer help for a couple of weeks after our painting trip. Immediately I thought of Don and Beatrice Foster in Northern France. Don (American) and Bea (French) purchased a 17th century flemish farm in northern France and turned it into a home for abused women facing rehab and looking to turn their lives around. The unique thing about their home is that it was licensed by the French government for women to keep their children with them
During this time Bea fought several battles with cancer and it became evident that it was becoming too much to continue to operate the farm as a center like this full time. So, they have transitioned to a Bed and Breakfast, and will still be available to care for women on a more limited basis.
So Larry and Carol have made themselves available to stay and help Don and Bea for two weeks to help in anyway they can. They may be helping out in the garden, with the draft horse, the pony, the ducks and chickens as well as house projects. Carol is a seamstress by trade and Larry a baker, so I know they will help with a variety of projects.
Steve and visited the Fosters in Hazebrouck two years ago in May during our 40th wedding anniversary trip. Here are some photos of this beautiful spot.
If you would like to check out the B & B here is their website - http://www.la-ferme-de-la-papote.com/Home.html
The rest of us won't have time to make the trip up to northern France to see the Fosters, but
we'll look forward to hearing about Larry & Carol's experience!
A la prochaine!