Now that the Christmas tree is down, maybe you'd like to recycle it in a wicked Maine way. Yeah, you could just toss it curbside for collection or you could tie it back on top of the car and head to your local goat farm.

Check out these adorable critters noisily munching away at the needles and bark. They really get after it!

 

Here's more about how to recycle your tree at Sunflower Farm.

 

"The goats love when Christmas is over because it means folks from all over town begin to drop off their trees which the goats are more than happy to recycle! This morning Dan from down the road in Cumberland brought over the first of the annual feast! The noisy little goat is our visiting buck Galactic Jack who is a little jealous I think of all the attention the tree was getting from his herd of ladies. Most have already been bred, so they are less interested in love and more interested in eating! We will have ultrasounds done late January and may have as many as 26 pregnant goats due late April. All the kids will be named after a Goats in Space theme this year. ;) If you want to make your Christmas Tree a gift that keeps on giving long into the spring, consider donating it to a goat farm after you are done with it. You can leave any donations for our herd leaning outside the fence and we will toss in one a day! Trees are a great source of nutrients for goats (they eat all the needles and even strip off the bark). The recycled trees are also a diversion to take their mind of the cold and help to entice the goats outside. But your contribution to the herd may take a bit of planning. When you buy your tree, make sure that the trees have not been treated with pesticides or colorant. Skillins and Hanscome's Christmas Tree Farm in Maine are both great options and do not treat them with any nasty stuff which makes them a perfect choice for you and for goats, but I am sure many other places are a good option as well. If you know some, please comment below. Then after the holidays are over, please feel free to drive up and leave your tree leaning against the fence by the barn or on the snow drift and we will feed them to the goats once a day. In the spring the goats rub against the tree to help shed their undercoat and in the summer we have a fun bonfire with them, so one tree really can have many lives. For the health of the herd, please do not leave any trees that you are not sure about or that have not been carefully stripped of decorations. Thanks everyone!"