Our skiing chicken is dressed in a Santa hat atop a springy stake, for fun and festive seasonal décor. Handmade in Bali of hammered metal and painted in a distressed finish to resemble folk art. Stake it in the garden or remove from the stake for tabletop display.
• Skiing chicken garden stake • Dressed in Santa hat for festive seasonal décor • Handmade in Bali • Crafted of hammered metal • Use in a garden or remove from stake for tabletop use
Size 6-1/2"L x 2-1/4"W x 5"H
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Comments about Product: The chicken is about the size of your open hand so putting it on a stake in the ground isn't my plan after seeing it. However I think it will look perfect skiing down the sloped roof of my mini-chicken's coop. I'm getting bamtams this spring to eat insects in the garden. Got mine on sale so even better!
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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!