Imagine being able to pick fresh lemons, limes and oranges right from your patio! Read more »
Cutting overgrown grasses by more than an inch or two at a time can create unhealthy brown and bald spots in your lawn – or ev... Read more »
Kids are eager gardeners. They love to experiment with colorful flowers, have an adventurous sense of design, and getting dirt... Read more »
Our Shear Ease® Grass Shears include a patented mechanism that prevents the blades from jamming or sticking when you’re trimmin... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear® Hedge Shears, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented gear techno... Read more »
Our Easy-Pour Watering Can offers both capacity and control. The 2.6-gallon volume holds a generous amount of water that is eas... Read more »
Put your crafting skills to work and create a beautiful and unique fascinator that reflects your personal style. Read more »
“Painting” with tissue paper is not only fun but beautiful! Read more »
Mosaic tile frames are a beautiful way to display photos. Read more »
Designed for long, easy cuts down strips of Duck® Tape, our Duck® Edition Scissors feature a non-stick blade coating that preve... Read more »
Add distinctive style to craft projects of all kinds with a Squeeze Punch that makes every embellishment up to 2X easier to pun... Read more »
Designed for tight, precise cuts through Duck® Tape, our Duck® Edition Detail Scissors feature a non-stick blade coating that p... Read more »
A colorful, roomy bag is just the thing you need to carry all your belongings for a day at the beach. Read more »
Keep the kids busy on a road trip with their own art bag full of inspiration and the essentials. Read more »
This easy pillowcase dress looks adorable with pretty fabrics. Plus, it is super simple to put together, even if you have not... Read more »
Only our Stitcher Scissors provide precision and control that meet the needs of the most demanding sewers and quilters. Micro-T... Read more »
Our Seamstress Scissors are the perfect all-purpose scissors for anyone who cuts fabric frequently. The smooth action of these... Read more »
Choose our Dressmaker Shears for long, smooth cuts through multiple layers of medium to heavy fabrics. Extra-long blades maximi... Read more »
Looking for a sure cure for bored kids - make sparkly sea creatures! Read more »
Open-ended activities like this Busy Book can keep kids occupied in the back seat of a car AND spark fun family conversations! Read more »
It doesn’t take much to turn an everyday snack into something a little extra special. It is great to see how quickly you can a... Read more »
Our Preschool Training Scissors features a special training lever that opens the blades after each cut, helping children learn... Read more »
Children love our Designer Non-stick Blunt-tip Kids Scissors for the colorful handle patterns that make cutting fun and the non... Read more »
Our Designer Non-stick Student Scissors are larger than our Kids Scissors but smaller than adult scissors, perfect for those ol... Read more »
The beautiful mood lighting of lanterns at outdoor gatherings is fabulous, so why not craft up a set to use this summer. Read more »
Treat your children to their own special tent hideaway, then stand back and watch as the fun and adventures begin! Read more »
Make a thoughtful gift for someone this summer! Read more »
The StaySharp™ Max Reel Mower combines patent-pending technology with superior ergonomics to deliver best-in-class cutting perf... Read more »
Great for beginners, the unique design of this tool makes cutting perfect shapes from fabric a breeze — since you’re not managi... Read more »
Perfect for a wide range of sewing and quilting tasks, our Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabric Shears sense blade separation and force t... Read more »
Of course we occasionally visited the homes of others who did but my mom, sister and I lived in a simple subdivision built in the 1950s with economy, not luxury, as the goal. The houses are very small, very basic, and nearly identical in layout and design. Any of them with residents that enjoy the pleasures of a warm fire are the result of the addition of a fireplace during a home remodel or the later installation of a wood burning stove. We weren't blessed with either and while I'm grateful for the heat provided by our inefficient electric furnace during those years, I'm even more grateful to have the benefits of an efficient furnace and a wood burning stove as an adult.
Being raised a city girl and remaining one until I was past the age of 30, the whole country-living experience I now have is still occasionally a source of culture shock. But it's always interesting and I wouldn't trade it for anything!
While I embraced my city-upbringing, my husband has always had the attitude that he was raised in the country over the summer months and on weekends and was forced to endure city life during the school year. He has patiently (and usually through laughter) walked me through everything from coming to understand that the "amazing green grass" I saw on cold-weather drives through the country was winter wheat, not grass, to foraging in the woods for edible mushrooms and berries. Another revelation for me was that all that firewood being sold from the beds of pick up trucks in store parking lots was actually cut by regular-Joes, just like us, using not just chainsaws but also axes. People still need axes!
Earlier this year, when my husband was preparing to split our firewood for the winter, I asked him to set aside his trusty old wood-handled splitting maul for the Fiskars 28 inch Super Splitting Axe. A bit skeptical before starting because of the lighter weight of the axe, and concerned that the handle was shorter than what he's accustomed to using, he was sold on it in no time.
Two features of the axe that my husband appreciated for making the job easier are the non-stick surface of the blade and the wide wedge shape of the head. These features make both splitting wood and removing the axe from the wood when it becomes wedged require less effort. He also liked that the fiberglass composite handle was easier on his hands than his wood-handled maul.
The final vote on the Fiskars 28 inch Super Splitting Axe is that it's a keeper. This city girl couldn't be more excited about introducing her country boy to a tool that has easily earned his respect.