Mentorship and Consulting
Lydia’s Flock offers consulting and mentorship for new and aspiring shepherds looking for guidance and support before getting started with sheep and for established shepherds seeking to adjust or adapt their current farm goals to center around pasture based management systems and regenerative agricultural practices. We have over 20 years of experience and education between us and are excited to support your farm goals and values.
Hourly, package, or custom pricing for a specific project varies based on your needs -in person at your farm or ours, online through email or Zoom or over the phone. Travel time to and from your farm is charged per mile from our farm just outside Bellingham.
Our areas of focus include:
Sustainability focused farm planning and flock goals
Sheep breed selection and standards
Basic healthcare, husbandry, parasite management and nutrition
Sheep-centric infrastructure including fencing and housing
Low stress livestock handling
Managed grazing for soil health
Carbon farming and sequestration
Wool basics including fleece selection and processing; raising sheep for a healthy fleece, choosing a shearer
If you think consultation or mentorship is something you might benefit from, we offer a 20 minute phone conversation at no cost to determine if the services we provide will fit with your needs. Contact the farm for more information.