Goebel Hill Farm has a beautiful new sign thanks to my number one supporter over the last 50-ish years, my dad. Not only is my dad a veteran, his birthday falls on Veteran’s Day and today he turned 88 years old.
My dad rototilled a garden for me every year beginning way back when I was a kid, all through my teens, even when I moved out on my own into a rental house with a yard and then my first house. When I finally landed at Goebel Hill Farm back in 1990, he arrived with a SUITCASE full of starter compost – a gift from a friend of his – the magic ingredient for a working compost pile. He always managed to come up with a rototiller in the spring and he never once questioned me. He seemed to understand I needed to grow a garden every year and was happy to help me accomplish that back then.
Recently, my dad designed and made this awesome farm sign for us . We finally have it securely posted out on Goebel Hill Road above our gate. When I paid him a visit last month, he gave me this beautiful lamp to enjoy as I peruse seed catalogs this winter. (He also taught me to use words like “peruse”.) He made this lampshade out of wood!
Keep an eye out for our beautiful new farm sign on Goebel Hill Road in Granite Falls and be sure to visit us soon. Happy Birthday, Dad! I hope you won the Scrabble game tonight.