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It's purple passion for Tom and Trina Stoffel on their Oregon lavender farm.
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A Farm in France

Tom Stoffel was contentedly living life in a snug turn-of-the-century foursquare in Denver, Colorado, when his bride of seven years, Trina, confided she really wanted to live on a farm . . . in France. To his credit, the practical engineer didn't shoot down his artist wife's suggestion; instead he countered with, "How about a farm in this country?"
Agreeing that the dream would be more likely to materialize if they stayed within the confines of the United States, the couple launched a plan aimed at getting them out of the city in five years.

Date Published: April 13, 2012
Date Updated: April 30, 2012

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