Category Archives: Historic Barn

Recycling Caskets….is that taking it too far?

What a great time of the year.  I love the season change, the Great Pumpkin and watching the leaves swirl around in the wind.    You are probably wondering what caskets have in common with Goebel Hill Farm.  As I’ve mentioned before, the barn had seen better days when we bought the farm back in 2008.  When we arrived it was packed with stuff inside, outside, and under the side shed.  TONS……OF…..STUFF.  In retrospect, I think all that stuff actually helped keep the barn standing.  It couldn’t move!

Barn at Goebel Hill Farm in 2008

We spent several years recycling and finding new homes for all of the treasures hidden in the side shed.  We found a Lister diesel engine, which now powers a restored tugboat and a John Deere diesel engine that is now back home inside a vintage John Deere tractor.  There was a set of mysterious car parts stacked to the ceiling that turned out to be the complete body of a 1948 Buick Roadmaster, and the infamous 1956 Buick Wagon snuggled right up next to the barn.  You can read more about that here.  The list goes on!

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January is a beautiful month full of promise

According to Snohomish County records, this little house at Goebel Hill Farm was built in 1924.  Sadly, it was so far gone when we became its owner that it was not restorable.  So sweet, so cute…so unsafe – it was scary!

1924 House

When it rained, water poured through the roof.  One entire side of the house was missing and covered with tarps.

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