Tag Archives: Recycling

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

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Put a Little Love in Your Life

A man and his weed eater!

A man and his weed eater!

When we first bought the property that expanded Goebel Hill Farm’s footprint, much of it was buried in a sea of blackberry vines.    After several months of poking around, we uncovered a single-wide mobile home, two boats, thirteen refrigerators, twenty six cars, two low boy semi-truck trailers, 300+ tires…you get the idea.  The things we’ve found….astound!  Since then we have recycled over 22 tons of steel.  We still have this little pile left…. there has got to be another 22 tons there, don’t you think?

That spring is about 2 feet long.

That spring is about 2 feet long.

Since this is the bottom of the pile, the items here are OLD.  I mean really, really old, which is why we have not been in a rush to haul it out…in addition to the fact that you can’t just pick this stuff up and toss it into the recycle bin. It’s HEAVY.  Moving anything requires 1) the husband on the tractor, 2) lugging around a heavy chain, and 3) lots of careful maneuvering so you don’t get your fingers pinched or slip and impale yourself on some object sticking up in the air.

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Do You Believe You Are Enough?

Early Years at Goebel HIll Farm

Early Years at Goebel HIll Farm

We’ve been super busy here at Goebel Hill Farm starting seeds, planting trees, hatching chicks and sifting through the stuff, of course.  We’ve been doing that since way back in 2008.  As I mentioned in my last post we knew there had to be a few vehicles under all of those blackberries when we bought the place and in order to move them on, we learned we needed to have a notarized abandon vehicle affidavit.  It was the only way we could recycle or sell them.  So I got on the internet, printed off the forms and called the Snohomish County Sheriff.

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