The first Peppermint Pig was made over a century ago to symbolize the Victorian belief in the pig as a good luck charm. Your family can continue this tradition with our genuine Peppermint Pig, which comes with its own velvet pouch and hammer.
After a special holiday meal, bring out the pig, crack it with the hammer, and share the pieces to assure health, happiness, and prosperity. Made in USA.
Peppermint candy pig Holiday tradition for family and friends at meals and as a gift Victorians believed that the pig was a symbol of good luck and charm Peppermint Pig comes with it's own velvet pouch and cracking hammer After a special meal, crack the pig with hammer and share the candy pieces for healthy, happiness and prosperity
Size 5-1/2"L; 8 oz.
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Comments about Product: The product is a great holiday gift that I send to several people each year. It's always a big hit, especially because you break the candy with a hammer- kids love it.
I can't support buying it from Plow and Hearth because it took literally 3 weeks from the day I ordered to arrive at a friend's house. I accept shipping problems, but it took over a week for Plow and Hearth to get it out the door. Poor service.
Comments about Product: "Smashing" the peppermint pig has become a fun tradition passed on to grand children. We use a larger hammer and we put the pig in a zip lock bag. It is sticky! Granddaughter lives in different state now. Her quote, "Grandma, never stop sending the peppermint pig!"
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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!