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Christmas Tree Recycling – Give It To The Goats


Kay and I were visiting our neighbor down the road at Mountain Ledge Farm – they have both Nubian and Alpine goats running around in their pasture and raises them for their milk. Six beautiful babies were born less than a month ago and they are beyond adorable!!

Courtney brought up a question that surprised both Kay and I; she asked, “What are you planning to do with your Christmas tree after the season?” “Well”, I replied, “we haven’t given it much thought, but it’s likely going to find its way into the woods or the landfill.” Courtney had a better idea…. Now everyone knows that goats eat just about everything, but did you know they eat Christmas trees?

Two great things came of this, a special treat for the goats and we have the opportunity to recycle our Christmas tree in a natural and very environmental method to keep these trees out of the landfill.

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Celebrating Earth Day

At Pond Mountain Inn we are proud to celebrate Earth Day. We try our best to have more respect for nature, as well as an understanding of how to live more environmentally. We have an Environmental Responsibility Strategy and are focused on integrating environmental sustainability throughout our small business footprint.

The beautiful nature and clean air that surrounds us here in Vermont, may not be available if it were not for those who worked so hard and are still working worldwide to environmentally protect our air, land and water.

Our goals and beliefs include:

  • Reducing and measuring our energy and water consumption patterns.
  • Increasing local and organic dining options by partnering with local farmers, growers and seafood purveyors.
  • Sourcing environmentally preferred products.
  • Eliminating, reducing and replacing the harsh effects of laundry detergents and cleaning products
    with environmentally friendly products.
  • Integrating Eco-friendly cleaning brands: Green Clean, Oxy-Green, Nature’s Way, Simple Green, Neutraclean, Bi-O-Kleen, Mrs. Meyer’s cleaning products, Clorox Green Works, Ecos, Seventh Generation cleaning products and traditional eighteenth/nineteenth century cleaning remedies.
  • Diverting 700-1000 lbs. of municipal waste through an active composting strategy, thus reclaiming valuable natural resources that will be integrated back into our organic gardens.
  • Keeping indoor plants throughout the inn to absorb harmful gases and generate fresh oxygen.

Happy Earth Day