Keeping the garden tidy requires a few deft moves with the right tools, and, time and again over the seasons, shrub rakes are... Read more »
Entire books have been written on the science of making compost, but it isn’t as hard as people think. In five easy steps, you... Read more »
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The Fiskars® aluminum shrub rake features a slim head with uniquely tapered tines that are perfect for reaching into tight spac... Read more »
Our Eco Bin Composter features an easy-to-assemble, easy-to-use design that can simplify and speed the composting process. It i... Read more »
Our HardShell® Kangaroo® Gardening Container is perfect for all your outdoor cleanup needs — whether you’re gathering yard and... Read more »
Are school fundraiser ideas keeping you up at night? A unique handmade art piece that represents your school is sure to be a p... Read more »
Creating beautiful and personal touches does not have to be difficult, especially when you have great designs to work with! Read more »
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Our unique Tag Maker with Built-in Eyelet Setter features an innovative design that makes it easy to create tags perfect for gi... Read more »
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A brocade drawstring pouch can be a beautiful and luxurious accessory or gift. Read more »
Transform a simple hoodie into a super simple unicorn costume and take the stress and pressure out of making a complicated Hal... Read more »
Perfect for a wide range of sewing and quilting tasks, our Amplify® RazorEdge™ Serrated Fabric Shears sense blade separation an... 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 »
Perfect for a wide range of crafting and mixed media tasks, our Amplify® Mixed Media Shears sense blade separation and force th... Read more »
Try some new punches out and make some cards to celebrate World Card Making Day! Read more »
A personalized Duck Tape® crown is quick and easy to make with your Fiskars® Duck® Edition Scissors. It is a fun way to cele... Read more »
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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 »
Transform a basic jacket into something personal and unique. Read more »
Create a simple reusable calendar to plan all of your back to school activities. Read more »
Creating a miniature collage with your Fiskars® Duck® Edition Scissors is a great way to use up any last bits of Duck Tape® yo... 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 »
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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.