We're not kid-ding.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
December 30, 2019
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Taking down your Christmas tree for the season? Not so fun, we hear you. Knowing that your beloved Christmas tree is going to feed a very happy herd of goats? Well, we guess that's a silver lining we can support.

If you're Chip and Joanna Gaines, you wouldn't dream of recycling your Christmas tree any other way. As HouseBeautiful initially discovered that's exactly what Waco's favorite celebrity couple did with their beautiful Christmas tree this past weekend. "They've been waiting for this all year," Joanna Gaines narrated an Instagram story clip depicting the family farm and one of their goats munching on the tree.

If you think the Gaineses are alone in this seemingly strange method of recycling your Christmas tree, rest assured that many farmers and country dwellers utilize this technique to recycle their Christmas trees. (As the Associated Press also revealed goats can also make handiwork out of leftover pumpkins after Halloween).

What do you think of recycling your Christmas tree like this? How do you recycle your Christmas tree?

Curious to learn more about Gaines family holiday traditions? Check out Chip Gaines' family rituals growing up as a kid or learn about Chip and Jo's Christmas Eve pajama tradition here.

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As for us, while we're certainly intrigued by this unique goat recycling method for our Christmas trees, we think that will have to wait another week or two as we stretch out our holiday season just a little bit longer and leave our Christmas tree proudly standing in our living rooms. Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year, dear readers. Savor your tree, and when it's time to take it down,  be sure to recycle it — every recycled tree makes a difference and the difference starts with each and every one of us.