Blue Mountain Farm, LLC is a private residence nestled along the South Fork of the Nooksack River at the base of the Twin Sisters wilderness. The Farm has been operated as a retreat center for years under several different ownerships for those seeking our unique secluded location. Currently the Farm is operated by Ken and Mariann Carrasco, who are fish and wildlife biologists, respectively. We are no longer operating Blue Mountain Farm as a retreat center.
The vision of the Farm is to:
- permanently preserve timbered land in the Puget Sound lowlands for the benefit of wildlife and humans; and,
- operate our farm raising chickens for eggs, fruit orchards and garden, hay for our horses and quality Australian Shephard dogs for show, performance and fun in a quiet peaceful environment.
We grow our own hay for our, raise our chickens for fresh eggs, have a small garden complete with many apple, pear, cherry and plum trees for both ourselves and the local wildlife to enjoy. We also raise quality Australian Shephard dogs that have been sold to individuals throughout the Unites States and are known for their beauty, temperament, athletic ability and versatility. Our dogs and pups from our litters have gone on to perform and win in conformation, agility, herding, obedience as well as other fun venues.
The Farm consists of 40 acres of forest and floodplain on the banks of the South Fork of the Nooksack River. The timber and development rights of almost 30 acres of the land is in a conservation easement held by the Whatcom Land Trust, and the Trust also owns adjoining land. This step ensures that the land continues to grow into old-growth successional forest, forever. Wildlife continues to visit our farm on a regular basis including deer, elk, black bear, bobcats, coyotes, bald eagles, barred owls, ruffed grouse, and occassional critters which, based on unusual calls we hear in the forest, we still cannot identify.
Due to the economy, we have closed our doors as a retreat center, unless by prior arrangements. The Farm is now just a private residence where we raise our dogs, chickens and horses, and fruit and vegetables and plentiful wildlife.
Visits by pre-arranged appointments only.