About Farmer Mew

Weathered and wise, Farmer Mew keeps Glowbug Gardens & Barefoot Barn running smoothly. Read Farmer Mew's articles for all things related to the little chicken flock and agri-topics at the homestead.

Introducing the Ladies Part 5: Lady Elune

Lady Elune, 6 Days old Title: Lady Elune Breed: Welsummer Hatch Date: June 29, 2015 Peep: Lady Elune was one of the slowest chicks to develop (it was between her and Lady Buttercup), however she started to mature vocally sooner than any of the other chicks except her sister Éowyn, who is also a Welsummer. (Interestingly though, Éowyn [...]

The Baby Sparrow

Sparrow Bird House On my front porch there is a bird house, and a pair of house sparrows lives there. They lived here before I did, so I felt in some ways they had more of a claim to this property than me, and have made every effort to make them feel comfortable and [...]

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Introducing the Ladies Part 3: Lady Buttercup

Lady Buttercup, 6 Days old Title: Lady Buttercup Breed: Buff Orpington Hatch Date: June 29, 2015 Peep: Lady Buttercup still sounds like she's 3 days old, except when she gets stuck on her own and then she LOUDLY peeps for her sisters. Namesake: Lady Buttercup's namesake is not the famed Princess Buttercup from the Princess Bride, although [...]

Introducing the Ladies Part 2: Lady Avariel

Lady Avariel, 6 Days old Title: Lady Avariel Breed: Gold Laced Wyandotte Hatch Date: June 29, 2015 Peep: She is relatively quiet, but when she speaks she has a mid-range chirp. Avariel Namesake: Lady Avariel's namesake is the winged sub-race of elves known as the Avariel, in the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) universe. The [...]

Introducing the Ladies Part 1: Lady Amalthea

Lady Amalthea, 6 Days old Title: Lady Amalthea Breed: Silver Laced Wyandotte Hatch Date: June 29, 2015 Peep: Her voice tone is in the mid range, neither super high nor super throaty. She has a varied assortment of sounds including peeps, chirps, trills, coos, and baby squawks. Namesake: The namesake Lady Amalthea is a character [...]