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Dead birds in the wall, or… We found the missing link

Victor insisted he found some bones in an old fireplace pipe within the stone walls.  We of course didn’t believe him, until he and Myles pulled out a creature, still intact and looking as freaky as ever.  They managed to also pull … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Lessons

The apprentices spent a rainy afternoon learning  about the ‘process of design’ from one of  Karen’s current landscape architecture projects.             After a grueling morning picking plaster off old stone walls, the apprentices took much needed … Continue reading

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Vive le tour de France!

It has been almost two weeks since our last blog.  Sorry for the delay…we almost got away with not seeing the emergency room on this pilot program…we will explain that story in another blog. But first, here are a few interesting things … Continue reading

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WELL WELL WELL…

              Well, after 2 weeks of digging to reach the bottom of the fountain of youth, and not finding the bottom yet, we all decided to take a break and work to clear a … Continue reading

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Cuisine “a la francaise”

Our dedicated volunteer chef Marianne, who came on board from California, especially to treat our foster youth to good food, has done just that and so much more. She has been using all her talents and energy in creating delicious … Continue reading

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Dear Friends of Chateau Vert:

We are now over halfway through our pilot apprenticeship program, and it is a magical experience for all of us.  Lives are changing everyday, and as you can see on our blog, there is so much to share with you. … Continue reading

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Fountain of youth getting old

Monday the 4th, we rested from the canoe experience, while respecting the American independance day. Tuesday and Wednesday were hard days at the fountain, with no apparent progress. Rocks and mud were slowing us down, so on Thursday we attacked … Continue reading

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Circle of life…

Sunday we woke up to find out two of our baby chicks dead. What are we doing wrong? If anyone knows  how to properly take care of baby chickens, please let us know!!! Sharon laid to rest the chicks next … Continue reading

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First work week finished! Finally!

Progress on the fountain… well we think we have removed literally tons of soil and boulders, but it looks like we are only halfway to the bottom. I think we all want to quit, but we have to stick it … Continue reading

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One of France’s Biggest Open Air Markets

It is our luck that today, after the great output of our first day of work, we got to take a morning break to visit the largest open air market in all of France- only on the 29th of each … Continue reading

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