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Animals are a big part of everyday life at Slide Ranch. Not only are they great companions, they also provide food and help keep the farm healthy.

  • Goats provide us with fresh milk and cheese. They are "browsers," helping us maintain the land by eating invasive plants such as thistle and fennel.
  • Sheep provide us with  wool every spring, which is used for carding and spinning into yarn with program participants at Slide Ranch.
  • Chickens provide tasty and nutritious eggs and meat, eat kitchen scraps and help control worm larvae.
  • Ducks help us by eating weeds and slugs.
  • Bees make our garden possible by pollinating our plants, and they make delicious honey and beeswax for making candles and soaps.