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.
This site tells the story of what Mary does and why, and how to hire her to work with you and your animals.
Photo by Natalie Conn