Christmas trees sought as treat for...

Christmas trees sought as treat for...

There are 4 comments on the WISH-TV Indianapolis story from Dec 28, 2013, titled Christmas trees sought as treat for.... In it, WISH-TV Indianapolis reports that:

The Top of the Hill Ranch in Collbran, about 40 miles east of Grand Junction, is offering to pick up discarded Christmas trees from nearby homes to give their goats some extra roughage during the winter.

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“Hippie Single DAD, vet, Honest”

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Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#1 Dec 28, 2013
Interesting? There isn't a whole lot else out there either.

We have used them for various projects before. we made a windbreak with them by laying them horizontal about 3 high between fence posts ,re bar & in the spring planted ivy along it it grew in two yrs into a lg. mound ,keeping dirt from a road along my Dads property.

I put re bar in the ground & either drilled the tree out or attached with wire in a row of maybe 20 trees & in the spring planted different flowering vines,green beans & cucumbers on both sides making a living hedge that lasted for yrs while the bushes were taking hold, I also made a circle with them the same way & left an opening ,planted vines all around them & made my daughter a play room in the back of the yd :) it is still there over 10 yrs later.
Wished I would have had goats to feed though :) Rick
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#2 Dec 29, 2013
I would be concerned that there could be ornament hooks, tinsel or bits of things in those cast off trees that would not be good for even a goats tummy.
Would also think if these were milk or meat goats that the pine sap would taint the flavor.
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Fun trivial fact:
A billy goat's rank in the herd is linked to the length of his beard.
That is why you rarely hear of goats being castrated.
All the herder has to do is cut or shave their beards and it emasculates them.
They will not joust other males without a beard.
Parden Pard

Whitehall, PA

#3 Dec 29, 2013
HMMMMM I've been thinking of growing a beard,,,,,(now I have a reason)

(goats on alert)LOL

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Formerly From Kenya

#5 Dec 29, 2013
TenderTink wrote:
I would be concerned that there could be ornament hooks, tinsel or bits of things in those cast off trees that would not be good for even a goats tummy.
Would also think if these were milk or meat goats that the pine sap would taint the flavor.
?
Fun trivial fact:
A billy goat's rank in the herd is linked to the length of his beard.
That is why you rarely hear of goats being castrated.
All the herder has to do is cut or shave their beards and it emasculates them.
They will not joust other males without a beard.
They're like the Amish..!!!

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