Category: Macramé Owl Horace

Gellatly Nut Farm Outing

We took a few Macramé Owls on their first autumn outing in the Okanagan. Fittingly, we went to a nut farm.

Pictured here (left to right) are myself (Annie Zed), Horatio, Gretchen, Horace, Betty Boo, Rosemary, and Albert.

Gellatly Nut Farm | Copyright Annie Zalezsak

Across the street, we spotted a building that had potential as a Macramé Owl Sanctuary.

Gellatly Nut Farm | Copyright Annie Zalezsak

Sadly, we can’t yet afford such luxurious accommodation, so we moved on to view the trees.

Gellatly Nut Farm | Copyright Annie Zalezsak

Gellatly Nut Farm | Copyright Annie Zalezsak

Our community helper pointed out some educational info about the site to Betty Boo.

Gellatly Nut Farm | Copyright Annie Zalezsak

We took time to pose as a group by the beautiful homestead.

Gellatly Nut Farm | Copyright Annie Zalezsak

Gretchen insisted on having her photo taken by the antique nut washer, still in use today.

Gellatly Nut Farm | Copyright Annie Zalezsak

We also took the opportunity for a photo with Jack Gellatly himself!

Gellatly Nut Farm | Copyright Annie Zalezsak

We had some fun with a wheelbarrow among autumn leaves.

Gellatly Nut Farm | Copyright Annie Zalezsak

We walked all the way to the lake.

Gellatly Nut Farm | Copyright Annie Zalezsak

We spent the rest of the time just hanging around the grounds.

Gellatly Nut Farm | Copyright Annie Zalezsak

One last photo – a close-up, just for fun!

2015 Kelowna, Gellatly Nut Farm (53) WP

Horace is Found

Horace found under the stairsVariety
Scrawny Tawny Macramé Owl

Admitted
24 July 2009

Initial Assessment and History
This Macramé Owl was found emaciated (in veterinary terms) under the stairwell of an abandoned building in July 2009.

He was frightened and cold, and showed some signs of abuse. We suspect he had been there for days without food or water, yet he remained in remarkably good shape.

Since the rescue, it has come to our attention through Macramé Owl expert Sergé Jawolsky, who identified Horace as a Scrawny Tawny Macramé Owl, that his physiology and stature is typical of this variety of Macramé Owl, and that Horace is only slightly underweight. This has come as quite a relief.

Read more about Horace.