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Log Carriers & Carts

Plow & Hearth log carriers and carts can make transporting wood from yard to hearth easier, cleaner and more efficient. Whether you want to move a lot of wood quickly or just bring in a few logs in a leather wood carrier to feed your roaring fire, we have what you need to get the job done. Our sturdy log carriers and log racks are easy to load and comfortable to hold. Once inside, your log carrier doubles as a log rack, offering a stylish way to store the firewood by your hearth and help keep bark and dirt off your floor. Our wheeled log carts are a convenient way to bring in several days’ worth of wood in just one trip, and make the log hauling job less taxing on your body, too. Our log carts travel effortlessly over rough terrain and up stairs, and are useful for moving trashcans, transporting luggage and supplies from car to home and vice versa.

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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