Plow & Hearth Exclusive
This hand-forged Roasting Fork is handcrafted in a time-honored tradition by artisan blacksmiths. The decorative and practical design promises a lifetime of beauty, durability and use. Part of our exclusive collection, it features distinctive details, a light oil finish and our exclusive logo. Size approximate.
Care Instructions: Our forged iron Roasting Fork is given an oil finish to protect it from oxidation and rust. To preserve the finish, periodically apply food-grade linseed or mineral oil. To clean, hand wash in warm water with mild dish liquid. Dry immediately with a clean, soft cotton cloth. To remove rust, rub lightly with fine-grade steel wool. Clean and apply food grade oil as needed. Excessive scouring may lighten the patina, which will darken again over time. Store in a dry location.
• Roasting fork
• Handcrafted with tradition
• Decorative and practical design
• Hand-forged by artisan blacksmiths
• Features distinct details, light oil finish and logo
Buy 2 or more at $17.95 each
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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!