Hand-forged using traditional blacksmithing techniques, our beautiful Sassafrass fire screen and log basket will see you through a lifetime of winter uses and beyond.
The quality fire screen protects your floors from flying embers while letting you enjoy the beauty of your fire and features a durable mesh barrier is built to stand up to the hottest fires without warping. The sturdy log basket can handle a full load of firewood, and lets you keep enough on hand for an all-day blaze. Graceful curves and accents leaves add elegance to both pieces, softening the rustic charm they bring to your hearth. Made in USA.
Sassafras Triple Panel Fire Screen and Log Basket Made of hand-forged iron Curving frames with graceful leaf embellishments Made in USA
Size Fire Screen: 30"H x 28"L x 12"W Log Basket: 16"H x 26"L x 12"W
Shipping Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
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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!