Not too much for Owly Monday this week. With a stressful, busy week at work and preparing for Christmas there hasn't been much time. But I have Baby Barn Owl pix and updates and a Barn Owl wound update. And some Christmas Tree Pix thrown in the mix.
First things first! Here's a neat crafty owl made from a pine cone! I think this would be a great idea for our annual Creatures of the Night kids craft. There are so many pine cones around the Center, especially those big Longleaf Pine pine cones.
How about an Owly tea set? I just love this set. We saw one when we were on our mini Honeymoon in Charleston. It was way overpriced and we couldn't justify it.
And an Owly umbrella stand from Modern Poverty. I would love to have this, but we have nowhere to put it.
Kmart has this wonderful bathroom set. I can't talk Sam into changing our Master Bathroom Leaf set to this. Maybe I can at least talk him into the curtain rings, sine we have one missing....
Thats all I've got this week, now on to the real owls!
Haven't they grown?! They have more than doubled their weights since they arrived and are now staying at the Center and eating whole mice. And because I miss making fun charts in Excel, here's a weight chart for you. I think they're about to bottom out in the weights. With most parn owls, they generally get much heavier than their adult weight and then drop the weight. First time I noticed it, it freaked me out, but I see it happen every year and, well, Birds of North America says it is so.
Caution: graphic pix again!
On to the Barbed Wire Barn Owl. The wound is looking better and better! The dead tissue is sloughing off and the new tissue is granulating in nicely. It still looks gnarly, but if you've seen the daily progression, you'd be impressed. (and thanks Miss Linda, for the wonderful handling job and the advice!)
Now to something a bit more pleasant to look at, our Christmas Tree. We watched Christmas Vacation and decorated the tree. A fun old fashioned Griswold family Christmas!
All lit up. Its hard taking a picture of the tree.
Close up of some ornaments...I love the one w/ Ireland (education Red-tailed Hawk), its in the upper right of the picture. I can't tell you how many Owl ornaments I have...Sam wouldn't let me count. There are a lot of bird ornaments too.
No pix of the mantle this year...its not wonderful. I wish we could decorate the house more, but the kittens would tear up/break/knock over any and all decorations withing reach. Maybe they'll be a little more mature next year.
And here they are...The demons watching Family Guy (yup they're definately our kitt-ehs.) Chui (leopard in Swahili) is the calico and Eastwood is the black and white one. We couldn't think of a good Swahili name for her, so we just started calling her Eastwood, the Cat with No Name.