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who we are

Blue Iris Farm is a picturesque farm animal rescue farm nestled in the charming town of Lebanon, Connecticut. With 114 acres of serene land, we invite you on a magical journey through a sanctuary of healing and love. Our mission is to rescue farm animals from various situations, providing them with a forever home, and to offer a peaceful retreat to those seeking respite from the chaos of daily life.

our Story

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Founded by a family with a passion for animals, Blue Iris Farm began its journey in 2019 when they set out to purchase land that would become their home and a sanctuary for rescued farm animals. Their unwavering dedication and hard work culminated in the purchase of this farmland on January 15th, 2021, and since then, they have transformed it into a thriving animal rescue farm and retreat center.

  • Email Pen Pal

    Every month
    Subscription fees go toward the care of the animals.
    • Connect with your animal pen pal via email.
  • Mailed Pen Pal

    Every month
    Subscription fees go toward the care of the animals.
    • Receive handwritten letters & pictures delivered by mail.
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Every animal deserves a safe and nurturing home, which is why we are committed to providing proper care and love to all the animals in our sanctuary. We strive to provide a holistic approach to animal welfare, focusing on the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our furry residents.


Beyond farm animal rescue, Blue Iris Farm offers a variety of activities to guests seeking to relax and connect with nature. Our retreats are an oasis of mindfulness and self-discovery, featuring a range of activities such as visiting the animals, spiritual healing, and art therapy. We aim to provide an environment that fosters growth and healing, allowing our guests to create new memories and develop meaningful friendships with each other and the animals.

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Our founder, Jamie, has been a professional photographer for over 20 years, has a passion for storytelling and believes that everyone has a unique story to tell. She understands that beneath our differences, we all share similar hopes, dreams, values, and purposes that bind us together. It is this philosophy that inspired her to create a space where people can gather to learn, grow, and connect with each other, the animals, and nature.​

our Founder

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Blue Iris Farm is more than just a dream; it is a haven of healing, growth, and inspiration. We invite you to join us on this magical journey and explore the wonders of our sanctuary. Come and witness the beauty of rescued animals thriving in a safe and loving environment, and experience the transformative power of our retreats.



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Tesa Baum Podcast

"Finding Beauty in the ZigZag"

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Ink Magazine

"Blue Iris Farm - A Hidden Gem that Offers Solace & Adventure"

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Silver Linings Talk Show

"Blue Iris Rescue & Retreat Farm with Founder Jamie Collins"

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Eastern CSU

"Helping Animals Helps Students - Eastern students volunteer at..."

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