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Sled Checkerboard Game

Sled Checkerboard Game
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Everyone will be game for some checkers when it's played on this wonderfully rustic and unusual Sled Checkerboard Game.

Sled is constructed of distressed wood complete with a pulling rope. Rough hewn checkers are painted with bear or moose for a woodland look. Attractive, nostalgic looking checkers sled board can be hung on a wall or displayed on a table top.

• Checkers sled game board and decoration
• Distressed wood for a vintage look
• Rough hewn checkers are painted with bear or moose
• Attractive as an accent, useful for family fun
• Makes a great family gift

27-1/2"L x 19"W x 2-3/4"D
5.0 (based on 1 customer reviews)

By Pattie girl
FromMahwah, New Jersey
I love the look of this chess board game
Comments about Product:
I hung the sled chess board over a larger sled in my great room and it looks great! It is always visible and easy access to play!

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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.

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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!

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