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October 07, 2005

Stupid Product Alert

I love my gardening catalogues. Gardener's Supply is one of my favorites.

But every once in a while, they hit a clunker.
Tell me, people; what loves to make its home in your airy, well-built woodpile? What is the reason you hold firewood at arm's length when you bring it inside in the wintertime?
Yeah. Bugs.

It is nice to have a roaring fire in the winter. But when you gather wood from your yard, you generally load it in some kind of hand-held tote. The nice thing about these totes is that you can feel anything crawling up onto your hand, shake it off into the snow, and then do the obligatory heebie-jeebie dance.

Behold The Black Widow bridge..

The photo inset from my paper catalogue shows that the straps feed from the bottom of the carrier, and cross in the middle of your back. That's a nice touch. It provides easy access to the back of your neck for the spectrum of vermin that make their homes in woodpiles.

The woman in the picture looks so happy. Probably because they took the pic in Spring and just split the wood that morning, so she knows she's safe.


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posted by LauraW. at 10:01 PM

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