Comments about Product: I LOVE this Cat & Mouse Yard Spinner. I have bought about 5 of them to include the dog. \ I can tell you how tough and long lasting the cat is. My house was quite damaged after 2013 tornado; Moore, OK hit bad and I was 20 S of it. Anyway, the CAT Spinner held up through 95 MPH, obviously spinning around & around and not even damaged. People drive up in my yard and it's the first thing they see. I have sent you many customers. NEVER,NEVER take these Spinner's away, please. A Very Satisfied Customer, Charmaine Wallace Pauls Valley, OK
Comments about Product: Love this! Well made, easy to install. My only slightly negative observation is that it's not spinning very much but that could be a location issue. Perhaps I'll try it in a different spot. It does spin but doesn't seem to be catching as much wind as I'd hoped.
Comments about Product: Love the whimsy of this! Very well made. I leave him outside all year with high winds and snow. All he does is keep chasing that mouse! Around and around he goes. Never gives up!
Comments about Product: I am a cat lover and am always on the lookout for different, cat-related items for my garden. This certainly fits the bill. It's a piece of art, a weathervane, and a delightful touch of whimsy all rolled into one!
Comments about Product: It looked nice in the picture but in real life the cat is not at all nice looking. It is really ugly!! I bought it on sale and didn't feel the cost of shipping it back was worth it. It will become a Chinese auction item at the family reunion.
Comments about Product: My husband picked this up for me when it was on sale for half price. They had none displayed in the store so the clerk had to get one boxed from the warehouse. When I opened it I was not impressed. Not only is the color way darker than the pretty copper in the picture, the CAT is totally DIFFERENT! The one I got is not looking down towards the mouse with paws going down the stake. It is looking to the side and the face is completely different--actually kind of ugly. The weld joints are visible and lumpy plus it does not balance correctly, no matter how hard I try, so therefore it does not spin at all--not even in a recent high wind! Had I known this item was so misrepresented I would not have purchased it. It was too much trouble to go back to the store so I kept it but I would not recommend this to others. It's a wind spinner that doesn't spin and looks nothing like the picture online. What a disappointment.
Comments about Product: Ordering was very confusing as your ad mentioned a discount, and when I placed my order I was told that the discount didn't apply to what I had ordered. Ad said ALL MERCHANDISE and eventually it was corrected and I was given the discount.
Comments about Product: Well the first thing I did was paint it copper, as the photo shows it. I think if it was larger it might actually move in the breeze, but it would take a windy day to get it to move. I think the price that I paid was more in line with the value than the original price. It does add to the garden - just hope it will hold up well.
Comments about Product: I haven't tried to put it in the ground yet so I don't know if it is balanced or spins properly. It is much darker than in the picture, looking almost black. I was looking forward to the bright color in my flower bed.
Comments about Product: This is a very cute design. It's taller than expected, and/improperly balanced. I had trouble getting the cat to balance "just right" so that it sits properly on the stake. I gave up this quest so it sits at an awkward position. It doesn't even move on a very windy/blustery day. It think that this is an overpriced item. It should sell for about $15-20.00. I'm disappointed.
Comments about Product: I pushed this into the ground near my suet feed station and it looks precious there. The kitty spins around and around in the breeze. Definitely would buy it again or for a cat-loving friend.
Comments about Product: This is a very cute kitty and mouse spinner; only problem, mine doesn't spin any where near like the video, if at all. BUT, I would buy it again just for the way it looks! My front yard theme is CATS.
Comments about Product: Just the right touch to my garden. Love to watch the wind blow them and put action into the yard spinner. I bought 3 and will give one to my sister as a gift to enjoy in her garden.
Comments about Product: Have used the spinner for several weeks and it looks as good as it did when I put it out. We have had several strong wind storms, and the cat did not blow off - it stayed on the stake.
Comments about Product: I put this in the center of one of my perennial gardens. It is whimsical as it swirls in the wind. We had wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour and it spun and spun, but managed to stay on the pole. I only buy garden accents that are cats, cute cats, and this is a must have for gardeners that are cat lovers and anyone else that wants to add an adorable centerpiece to their garden.
Comments about Product: I have the cat spinner in my front flower bed; love watching it turn in the breeze. It's so well-balanced I don't have to worry about it "flying away" in the strong Oklahoma winds.
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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!