Blue River Valley Farm has been in the Young family for nearly fifty years. In the past, it was a working farm with cows and pigs. Now it is home to 20 goats, mostly milking goats, a chickens, turkeys, 2 Great Pyrenees dogs, a Black Lab, 2 Black Lab/Blue Heeler dogs, 3 dachshunds, and more cats than I care to enumerate.
If you’d like, you can get your organic farm fresh eggs right from the chicken coop for breakfast, and during the summer and early fall months, pick the many vegetables in the garden. Fresh zucchini, squash, melons, beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, and potatoes, and peaches, to name a few, are available.
When you take the nature walk around the farm, you can pick blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries, peaches, pears, and apples.
The original structure of the farmhouse was quite small with no indoor plumbing or kitchen. Believe it or not, the original outhouse still stands and has been used by families who camp on the premises. We jokingly say we have two bathrooms, one indoor and one outdoor!
The foundation of the outdoor kitchen was still visible until the renovations began. A new concrete slab was poured over the existing concrete foundation for the kitchen and the hot tub now sits on top. Outdoor kitchens were common a hundred years ago to avoid any potential fires that would destroy the farmhouse.
ABOUT THE OWNERS
Richard and Ashira Young are the owners of Blue River Valley Farm and live on the property down the hill from the farmhouse. Richard is a State Senator representing a large portion of Southern Indiana. Ashira has her Master’s degree in Social Work.
Both thoroughly enjoy the beauty of southern Indiana and the peace of the farm and relish opening up their farm to those who feel what is offered can thoroughly satisfy the expectations of a memorable vacation.