Need A Gift Idea? Maine Couple Raises The Bar, With Handcrafting At It’s Best


Whether it is a wedding, anniversary, birthday or any special occasion, we all want the gifts that we give, to reflect our true feelings about the person, that we are giving to, as well as the occasion.

Long-time Pyrographic Artist, Amy Price-Marcotte, and her husband Dave, have combined their talents, along with their Old Fasioned ideas about commerce, to created handcrafted, custom pine gift ware and home decor items, that are personalized just for you. All this is done, for a very reasonable, and affordable price.

Dave is the wood worker,(Amy calls him Geppeto!) and creates lap desks, wine boxes, chests, trays wallboards and more, for Maine white pine. All are made with the highest standard of quality.

Amy takes over next, and each piece is wood-burned, hand painted, then finished. She uses a wide range of motifs,including maps, family crests, Pet Portraits and Urns, Military commemoratives, vintage ephemera, wild life, nautical and more!

Customize it! Each client, can submit an image of their choice, or they can work with Amy, to find the best theme ideas, including background, borders,stain color, and patina. complimentary inscriptions available as well. Clients enjoy the process, which results in the creation of a piece, which meets every expectation, that they might have, and that does not break the bank!

Work done by these pleasant and talented people is amazing! Inquiries are responded to promptly, and orders are completed in a timely manner. They are packaged very well for shipping, and follow up calls are made to determine safe arrival, and satisfaction with the item shipped to them.

Holidays are coming! Check out Wood On Water, at for some really exciting gift ideas . It is refreshing to say the least, to find a business that gives their clients more for less! Happy shopping!

Chinchilla Facts – Is a Chinchilla the Right Pet For You?

A good caveat to bear in mind about chinchilla facts is that they, like most other things in life, are going to require a give-and-take relationship. The more time an owner spends with his or her chinchilla, the more he will gain the trust and affections of the pet. Keep in mind, however, that these pets generally do like to be cuddled with. There will always be exceptions, of course. Should a person exercise great care when trying to hold a chinchilla, sometimes the creature will be quite obedient and remain calm, given that the following are met:

The chinchilla is more than likely going to have to build up a trust with you as his owner. Once enough trust in the person is built, owners can go ahead and try to hold them.

It is imperative that you cradle the chinchilla in a firm, but not tight manner, keeping the hind and front legs supported at all times. This is going to go a long ways in aiding the chinchilla to stay calm and obedient.

In summation, more known chinchilla facts include the widely-known fact that people with allergies generally, unfortunately, are advised not to keep these great creatures for any length of time. Also, chinchillas are not suitable for pets with young children-unless the child is well-behaved and will care for the animal in a way a responsible adult would. For care of the creature, one of the most important health aspects includes the animal’s teeth. A knowledgeable pet store employee will be able to assist you in finding a most suitable, non-toxic chinchilla toys, as you do not want him chewing on the likes of his food bowl and cage bars. Finally, one of the more whimsical chinchilla facts is that they can make some really odd, funny sounds. Anything from squeals, to squeaks, to barks (yes, BARKS!) can possibly come from a chinchilla!

Behind the Bars of Hermit Crab Cages

Hermit crab cages are important for hermit crabs because it provides a safe and comfortable shelter for them. It must have all your crab needs like food, water, dishes, and play toys, substrate and climbing accessories. Hermit crab cages can be set up by providing all the materials to make it look and feel like home especially for your hermit crabs. Provide a big cage for them to have a large space to be able for them to roam and climb anywhere they want to. These species are really fond of climbing and roaming around.

Setting up hermit crab cages starts by choosing a large cage that will hold all your hermit crabs and other necessary accessories. Cages must be at least a ten gallon tank and must have substrates to be able for your pets to dig in and hide in. These species love to dig in so you must put substrates like play sands, coconut fibre or fine gravel in their cages. Put also extra shells in their cages because hermit crabs change their shell as they molt. You can buy these shells in all pet stores. Boil them with dechlorinated water before putting it in the cage for your hermit crabs.

Hermit crab cages is cleaned every once a month to ensure a germ free environment. Clean the cage by removing all the things inside the cage even your hermits. Place them in another safe container. Wash the cage with the use of water and vinegar only. Never use soap in washing the cage and accessories for soaps have harmful substances that are bad for your pet. Remove the substrate and place in a bucket. Strain it to remove waste and other debris in it. Rinse the cage thoroughly until you have removed all the dirt in it. Let materials dry or wipe it with paper towels or rags.

These are the information you need to know about hermit crab cages. Now is the time for you to buy one for your hermits. Just make sure it’s big enough for the whole group. Always provide them good shelter to keep them happy and comfortable through the years behind bars.