The slightest breeze sends our kinetic art whirligig into a flurry of motion. Even when still, our hand-crafted whirligig adds fanciful fun to your garden. This kinetic wind spinner features a cat driving a vintage red sports car. Hand painted with vintage charm.
• Handmade driving cat whirligig • Kinetic wind spinner • Features a cat driving a red sports car • Hand painted with vintage charm • Whimsical and fun yard or garden décor
Size Approx. 13-1/2"L x 10"W x 57-1/2"H on a pole
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Comments about Product: I purchased this as a gift for a friend who has always dreamed of driving Route 66. Seemed perfect until I received it and realized the signage looks like someone wrote 66 in magic marker. Very disappointed - thinking about returning - however the "gig" itself is very cute and seems well made.
Comments about Product: I love odds and ends kind of crafts, for outdoors, and this was adorable. I almost didn't buy it because of the price, but I talked myself into it. It arrived today, and it was very easy to set up. I love seeing it every time I walk out, and it moves very well in any kind of breeze. It's so fun to watch, and adds a lot to my yard. I was wondering how detailed the cat would look, and it;s really well done.
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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!