Gunther the Garden Gnome Home Page
Click on the thumbnails below to see full size action shots of our beloved friend and mascot.
Ever wonder how old you would be if you were a gnome? The average lifespan of a garden gnome is 400 years, and the average lifespan of a human is only 80.
Use the Gnome Age Calculator below to figure out how old you would be if you were a garden gnome.
An observant person might notice Gunther's hat is chipped, and a curious person might wonder aloud, "I wonder what happened to poor Gunther's hat." Well, to the observant and curious Gunther says, "Hold on to your whiskers, you're in for a treat!"
One warm fall day, some years ago before adopting "Safety First" as his personal motto, Gunther the Garden Gnome was strolling about the potato field amongst the GMO potatoes looking for a snack. Growing weary of finding only fish flavoured potatoes, Gunther snuggled up, as only a garden gnome can, for an afternoon nap inside the sunlit entrance of a weasel burrow. Paying no heed to the signs, or the approaching roar of the tractor indicating potato harvest was underway, Gunther had a satisfying, although far too short, cat-nap.
His awakening was far from satisfying.
In less than a few seconds Gunther was scooped up by the potato harvester shovels, thrown onto a rapidly moving and violently shaking conveyor belt that ended in his entrapment in a round, rotating cage constructed of plastic coated aircraft cables. At the top of the cage's rotation Gunther tumbled, along with large rocks, half-eaten GMO potatoes, and clumps of beautiful sandy loam, onto a slightly slower moving conveyor belt where he was picked up and tossed into the discard chute by a half asleep, moderately bright, summer student hired only for his good looks and irresistable charm.
After a hard landing in the compacted tire tread of the harvester's tractor and regaining his wits, Gunther vowed never to nap without first securing a perimeter with his bright orange safety cones.
Below is a collection of Gunther's favourite web pages.
Gnome Reserve & Wild Flower Garden
Gnome City - European Gnome Sanctuary
We here at the Vegetable Program fully support the liberation efforts of organizations such as FreetheGnomes.com and the European Gnome Sanctuary. Gunther has also been made fully aware of the mandate of these programs, and supports his fellow gnomes worldwide in their difficult quest to acheive their personal freedom. Gunther also wants to ensure his collegues and gnome liberators around the globe that he is happy living in the Horticulture plots at the University of Saskatchewan, and he is staying by his own free will. Nobody controls Gunther and his actions except for Gunther (not since the magnet broke off his shoes, anyway).
We thank you for your concern, and encourage you to continue your liberation efforts (elsewhere).