Tunbridge-based butcher, shearer, and shepherd Mary Lake has worked closely with sheep and the people who care for them for over 15 years. By mimicking the wild in her shepherding practices, Lake simultaneously feeds her community while improving the soil. In this talk, Lake shares how clarifying our relationship with and responsibility to animals can make for a happier, healthier flock.
Photo by Meg Juenker.
About the Presenter
Mary Lake is a shearer, butcher and shepherd based in Tunbridge, Vermont. She travels the Northeast shearing and trimming hooves of sheep and goats. She is a former full-time butcher at The Royal Butcher , where she slaughtered and cut meat. Now, she is an itinerant on-farm slaughterer for hire processing sheep, goats, pigs and small bovines. Mary works with the Vermont Sheep and Goat Association to promote healthy and efficient sheep and goat production. She raises sheep for breed stock, meat, sheepskins and fleece.
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