recycling our Chistmas tree

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Well, you know what they say.  What comes around “goats” around.  At least, that has been the case with our Christmas tree this year!  It only seemed fitting that the tree which we snagged in nature on Black Friday should be returned, in some fashion, to the great outdoors.  We discovered that goats have a fetish for evergreens once the holidays subsided and a fairly goat local ranch, Top of the Hill, asked our community for discarded Christmas trees. It turns out that the roughage supplied by the evergreen needles is extremely beneficial for the four chambered stomachs of our little goat friends.  The only caveat is that the trees can’t have tinsel (or other ornamentation) on them.  And, trees that have been sprayed with chemicals are detrimental.  However, our little tree from the Grand Mesa was a perfect entree!  Instead of hauling it forty miles away, however, we contacted some local homesteading friends who have several goats of their own.  Recycling at its best, would you agree?

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the trees not only provided a yummy meal, but the goats also loved rubbing their heads against the rough bark
the trees not only provided a yummy meal, but the goats also loved rubbing their heads against the rough bark

 

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