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Annual Winter Sale

29" x 58" Runner Mud Rug

Microfiber Mud Rug Mat With Nonskid Backing—In Three Versatile Sizes

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36202
$29.95 - $79.95
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Large Painted Finish Conestoga Cupboard

Large Conestoga Cupboard

4.400000|29
42797
$1899.95 - $1999.95
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Resin-Rich, Easy-Start 35 lb. Box of Fatwood

Resin-Rich, Easy-Start Fatwood Kindling

4.800000|1125
10412
$14.95 - $39.95
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Flame Resistant Fiberglass Half Round Hearth Rug, 32" x 60"

Flame-Resistant Fiberglass Half-Round Hearth Rugs

3.900000|81
10099
$99.95 - $129.95
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Dog or Cat Hand-carved Footstool

Dog or Cat Hand-carved Footstool

4.700000|85
83117
$38.99
$49.95
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Lab Lovers Triple-Brushed Flannel King Sheet Set

Lab Lovers Triple-Brushed Flannel Sheet Sets

3.600000|14
36070
$74.95 - $99.95
Painted Finish Mini Cupboard

Mini-Conestoga

4.800000|9
42859
$1399.95
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Thermalogic™ Check Grommet-Top Double-Wide Curtain Pair, 84"L

Thermalogic™ Energy Efficient Insulated Check Grommet-Top Curtain Pairs

4.800000|14
93216
$24.95 - $149.95
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Water-Repellent Reversible Fleece And Nylon Microfiber Cape With Hood

Water-Repellent Reversible Fleece And Nylon Microfiber Cape With Hood

4.500000|13
72086
$99.95
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2.3 QT. Cast Iron Lattice Wood Stove Steamer And Trivet Set

Cast Iron Lattice Steamers And Trivets

4.300000|32
33886
$19.95 - $74.95
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American-Made Solid Pine Painted Baking Cabinet

American-Made Solid Pine Baking Cabinets

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36220
$1499.95
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Dachshund Body Pillow

Dachshund Body Pillow

3.700000|3
90259
$79.95
Hand Carved Wooden Stools

Hand Carved Wooden Stools

4.700000|26
83784
$49.95
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Pub Table/Island

Pub Table/Island

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The Olla: A Brief History

Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.


When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.


The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.


Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!

How it Works:


Water is pulled directly through the terra-cotta!


Read more about Ollas on our blog.

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