Our distressed metal FIRE bucket is reminiscent of those used in Colonial times before hand pumps were invented. The red bucket with handle holds 1 lb. of color cones, 2 lbs. of Fatwood fire starter and 8 pine cone wax fire starters. This is a great gift for anyone with a wood-burning fireplace or fire pit.
• Distressed bucket brigade gift pack • Includes bucket with handle, color cones, Fatwood and pine cone fire starters • Reminiscent of Colonial era • Great gift for anyone with a fireplace or fire pit
Size 11" dia. x 9"H
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Comments about Product: Given as a gift for grandparents who already have EVERY THING except a "fire bucket"! They use their glass door woood stove as much as possible during the winter. Love the old look, love the big word FIRE, love the bucket that is reusable/refillable.
Comments about Product: Placed contents of bucket in another basket that sits near my wood burning stove. Bucket is nice size and feels solid. I use the bucket for taking hot ashes out of my woodstove. The color cones gave good color when burning. I would buy this product again and would give as a gift.
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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!