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A Deer With A Bad Eye – Caught In A Hammock – A Bad Idea.

Another Deer, probably with a bad eye.

I am just amazed by the amount of garden stuff wild animals can get entangled in… but if you have ever been in American suburbia over Christmas or Halloween, they really do fill up their gardens with all sorts, other than hammocks . Where do they keep it all?

It’s a good job there are no wild animals left in the UK, and even if there were, most people have sensibly built a 6ft fence around their garden anyway.

From http://www.prescottenews.com/index.php/news/current-news/item/30911-a-tricky-entanglement

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave…” – Sir Walter Scott.

We’re not sure exactly what happened here, but somehow this deer got tangled up in what appears to be a hammock. This photo, sent to us by reader Jan Nelson, was taken near Gail Gardner in Prescott.

Arizona Game and Fish (AZGFD) are aware of the situation, and are trying to locate the deer. If they can find him, they will attempt to help extricate the deer from it’s entanglements. 

In an urban wildland interface, wildlife can find themselves in unexpected predicaments. Humans can make their yards safer for wildlife with prevention in mind, according to the Humane Society.

1. Make sure Jack-o-lanterns (especially those with candles) are out of reach, and preferably inside, shining through windows.
2. Wait to put up your outdoor Christmas lights until after the 1st week of December, which is the peak of the deer rut when they are most actively scraping their antlers.
3. Make sure your lights are attached firmly, using multiple short strands which will be less trouble if animals do get tangled up. Try not to string them across open areas. 
4. If you are going to put up bird feeders, make sure they are kept full all winter long. 
You can string together popcorn, cranberries and peanuts for a festive decoration that even the birds will love. 
5. Try to ensure that hammocks and game nets are up high and in areas safe from wildlife. Tie them up when not in use.

In the meantime, if you happen to see this unfortunate young buck, please do not attempt to approach it. Please report the sighting to AZGFD at 623.236.7201

 

Want Your Kids to Read More? Get a Hanging Chair or a Hammock

reading in a hanging chair or hammock

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Would you like your children to read more? This is a common issue with most parents after the novelty of learning to read wears off young kids. The difficulty, after your children start elementary school, is many kids associate reading with school responsibilities.

Young children often fail to realize that reading for fun also is possible. However, there are some action plans that can motivate your kids to read more.

Create a Reading Nook

Creating a special place for your kids to read is a “winner.” Regardless of the number and ages of your children, they will love having a special place dedicated to them for reading. Whether you make their reading nook indoors or outdoors, they will use it.

Equip your reading nook with a hanging chair or hammock for optimum results. Kids love hanging chairs and hammocks. Therefore, they will use their reading nook more than you think they will, simply because you installed a hanging seat or hammock.

If your children are small and young, you could install a hanging chair or hammock designed for kids, with vibrant colors. As the kids grow, you can always upgrade to adult models in reading nooks.

Why Hanging Chairs or Hammocks?

Hanging chairs or hammocks are more fun than regular chairs or sofas. Kids love hanging chairs, particularly when they know these swing chairs are for them. Children like hammocks almost as much as hanging chairs.

Even those post-toddler children, who vocally refuse to take a nap (“that’s for babies,” they often claim), often fall to sleep, like many adults, when they read (or look at the pictures) in a gently swaying hanging chair or hammock. Kids also enjoy playing, getting into and out of hanging chairs, running around, and swinging in hanging chairs and hammocks.

Advantages of Hanging Chairs and Hammocks to Motivate Reading

When you install hanging chairs and Hammocks outdoors, they offer some interesting benefits, in addition to the advantages provided when they’re installed indoors.

I Bought a Hammock Instead of a Bed – Here’s What Happened

Cuadro Kids Hammock - Rainbow
Sleeping in a hammock is becoming ever more popular. Many people are removing their beds in favor of a hammock. I did the same thing and I’m happy I did. Only campers and hippies formerly shouted from the rooftops, I had the “best sleep ever!” More and more non-campers and non-hippies are enthusiastically touting the benefits of hammock sleep. But, what does the scientific and medical community say about hammocks? Research, neglected for decades, has only recently been done to examine the truths about hammock sleeping. To date, scientific and medical research confirms what ancient societies already knew.

Brief History

Central American anthropologists have discovered that ancient societies favored hammocks from a minimum of 700 years ago. Even famous explorer Christopher Columbus, after he found the Bahamas, loved “sleeping in nets between trees.” Historians note that the first hammock probably was invented by the Greeks around 450 B.C., which is many, many years before Columbus sailed to the Bahamas. The legendary Maya people called their hammocks, “the gift of the Gods.” Most people, even scientists, previously assumed ancient civilizations chose hammocks because they were off the ground, away from dangerous spiders and snakes, or pesky stinging ants. These uneducated civilizations may have embraced other reasons, however.

Studies Found Health Benefits with Hammock Sleep

Since scientific studies have now discovered long-touted benefits of hammock sleeping, other people are taking hammocks more seriously. As always, there is (has never been) no perfect product, so hammocks deliver many benefits with only one major potential downside.

Pros

You will fall asleep faster; You will enjoy the health benefits of deeper sleep; You’ll have better ability to focus the next day after a restful hammock sleep; You will improve your reading skills; Generally, you’ll increase your learning skills; You may find your back pain disappears; The gentle rocking motion has proven to make you “sleep like a baby;” and You’ll not need to contend with the dust mites common to mattresses. Con (only one catalogued downside) Hammocks may hurt your romantic life, as hammocks shine when you’re sleeping “solo.” Even if you and your partner are “cuddly” types, few people enjoy sleeping when “joined at the hip.” Even two person hammocks may push the envelope when your partner is a light sleeper. Try It, You’ll Like It As you can see, the benefits of sleeping in a hammock seriously outweigh the one downside. Consider trying a hammock for a nap or for a night. A trial should convince you of the hammock-sleep benefits you get. If you believe your mattress caused you back pain, since hammocks often relieve back pain, what have you got to lose except your back pain? The measured increase in brain wave activity from a 2011 university study (University of Geneva in Switzerland), also improves your memory and learning ability. While there are scientific conclusions supporting the improved sleep quality you would receive from a hammock, there is only one way for you to prove it to yourself. Give hammocks a try and see what you’ve been missing. You may refuse to miss these benefits in the future.

Why Having a Hammock in the Garden Helps Everyone Enjoy the Outdoors?

Mammoth Family Hammock - Colora - Xlarge (Seconds)

Installing a hammock or swing seat in your garden is a fabulous way to get your family out of the house on a beautiful day. A cotton rope hammock is a natural for this purpose. If you prefer sitting to lying down, a natural cotton swing seat in your garden is equally satisfying.

Swing Seats or Personal Hammocks?

Both swing seats and personal (one-person) hammocks are ideal additions to your garden area. If you have the space, you could install a “family hammock” in your garden to encourage the entire family to join you while you’re enjoying the warmth of the sun.

If asked about their preference, your kids typically want a rope swing seat instead of a hammock, since they enjoy swinging more than relaxing or taking a nap. You can always accessorize your rope swing seat or hammock with a canopy or pergola to keep out most of the sun. For more swing consistency, you could always add a hammock or swing seat stand.

Where Should You Place Your Garden Hammock?

The answer, regardless of the size of your garden, is always the same: Your favorite relaxing area of your garden. Typically, this is a place that your favorite plants and/or flowers surround you with quiet and tranquil feelings.

Your backyard is the favorite area in most yards of most homeowners. In general, the preferred place is near flower beds, ponds, or a group of your favorite trees. When you favor surrounding trees, you’ll also enjoy other benefits, such as avoiding some sun and some disquieting noise. Trees serve as effective buffers for too much sun and unwelcome noises that disturb your relaxing bliss.

When you clear an area in your garden to surround yourself with your favorite flowers and greenery, you can use a contemporary or traditional hammock stand to enhance the area, even when there are no suitable posts or trees around the garden. If you’re goal is to get the family out of the house and into the garden, you may want to add a hanging chair (on an attractive chair stand) to your hammock area. Since it’s typically kids that want to use hanging chairs most, you might be amazed at the time your children spend in your garden retreat.

Alternatives for Those Needing Extra Support

Some people require firmer support than offered by a cloth hammock. If you are one of those people, but enjoy an occasional nap, you might consider a “hanging bed” as an alternative. While somewhat more complex to install, sometimes needing four points of attachment (at least, on the bed itself), instead of two (typical hammock), you’ll still enjoy the outdoors, with the sun and sway of the wind, with a hanging bed, along with the extra support you get.

If you need extra support, but enjoy sitting more than lying down, a hanging wire-mesh chair, instead of a rope swinging chair on a strong stand may be ideal. You’ll find different designs, one of which could be perfect for the support you need, but still very comfortable.

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Five Places to Hang Your Hammock in a Garden

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Your home garden is a popular setting to install your favorite hammock. You can install it anywhere you feel a sense of “peace” in your garden. However, here are some suggestions to fuel your ideas for ideal places for your hammock or hanging chair.

Some Places to Hang Your Hammock in Your Garden

  • If you like to read in quiet, hang your hammock anywhere that’s quiet in your garden.Pick a place that you like, that’s quiet and peaceful, and, at least, semi-private in your garden so you can read without being disturbed.
  • Do you have a pergola in your garden? You might want to hang your hammock (attached at two poles) under your pergola top.Unless your pergola top is solid, you’ll still get some filtered sunlight. Just be careful not to nap for too long, or you’ll get a tan or sunburn with the design of the pergola roof (top) on some parts of your body.
  • Clear a place you prefer that surrounds you with your favorite plants and flowers.Being surrounded by your favorite plantings is a perfect place for your hammock in the garden. That’s why you planted these in the first place, didn’t you?
  • Invest in a hammock stand, so you can place your hammock or hanging chair in your favorite area in your garden, without the need for trees or sturdy posts.Not all gardens are home to strong trees. If your garden is lacking trees to install your hammock, you can still pick your favorite spot, by using a hammock stand. A utilitarian or innovatively-designed, contemporary hammock stand makes it possible for you to locate your hammock in your favorite area in your garden without nearby strong trees.
  • Clear a space for a family hammock if your spouse and kids like to relax with you.Does your family like to enjoy a hammock with you? A hammock large enough to fit your whole family, including the kids, is the answer. Although you may need to clear a slightly larger space in your garden, it will be worth having your family enjoy your “hammock time,” while they are surrounding you.

Conclusion

Your favorite place in the garden is the best place for your hammock or hanging chair. While these suggestions are the fuel that ignites your imagination, you can place your hammock anyplace in your garden that pleases you.

Just be sure to take it down when you water your plants and flowers if you use a sprinkler to feed your plants the water they need to grow healthy and strong. If it’s sunny and hot, you may want to leave your hammock up to cool it off when you turn the sprinkler on.

There is really no bad place to locate your hammock in your garden. While you may have location preferences, use them to find the perfect place to locate your treasured hammock.

Why We Have Low Staff Turnover in Our Columbian Hammock Factory

hammock factory

We have some staff that have worked in the hammock factory for 25 years. We seldom need to find new craftsmen as replacements. Since our hammocks and hanging chairs are hand-fashioned, we treasure our craftsmen and our quality control staff.

We take our mission to treat our staff as valued employees very seriously. Many of them expansively refer to good working conditions as a reason they continue to work for us. We marvel at the advantages this commitment delivers to our customers.

Why Factory Staff Turnover Is Low

We believe that our low turnover is not a function of luck, but results from our consistent treatment of our staff as “quality” craftsmen, whether they are male or female. Our hand fashioners are as dedicated to producing quality hammocks and hanging chairs as our supervisors.

In the words of Marta, our Production Manager, “. . . I check the processes to make sure that every hammock is made very well.” She has worked at our factory for over 13 years. “The majority of the people who are here have worked here for a long time.” Why?

  • They like working for us.
  • “The owners treat us very well.”
  • Each craftsman “does his or her very best at our task.”
  • We want all our customers to “be satisfied” with our quality hammocks.
  • “. . . one of the things that has made us stay her so long is that we love this company. . .”
  • Unlike some Asian factories, “. . . we always try to keep it (factory) really clean, so the products will be very good.”
  • When working with fabrics, there will always be “fluff,” but there isn’t much here because staff always keeps it clean.
  • Craftsmen take pride in carefully stitching the ends of hammocks and hanging chairs by folding the ends over and reinforcing our products for durability.
  • Staff takes equal pride in handmaking the superior sturdy ropes that keep our handcrafted hammocks and our customers out of “harm’s way.”
  • When you order a high-quality colorful hammock from Hammock Heaven, the craftsman who builds it for you probably has years of experience creating quality hammocks.

Conclusion

Our low turnover proves the theory that employers who treat their staffs respectfully, fairly, and generate pride of workmanship, creates an effective team who do their best to excel. In the 21st century, it can be challenging to find, train, and retain high quality employees.

However, treating them well is a rewarding approach, particularly when giving them the responsibility to create handmade products. Studies have proven that people work for companies where they are appreciated for their expertise, not only for the highest wages. Our staff consistently builds high-quality hammocks and hanging chairs – and is very proud of their company.

Five Places to Hang a Hammock Indoors

Bora Bora Hammock

Hammocks are favorite additions to your outdoors at home. Did you realize you can bring your hammock or hanging chair indoors, too? Many people love their hammocks so much they want to sleep in them instead of a bed. Installing a hammock indoors is not difficult, so you’ll enjoy making this a do-it-yourself (DIY) project.

While there are literally hundreds of websites with text and/or video to instruct you how to install your hammock indoors, there are few sites with suggestions about “where” to hang your hammock. We’re going to solve that curious problem momentarily. Stay with us.

Places to Hang Your Hammock Indoors

This issue stumps even those who love relaxing outdoors in their treasured hammocks. Don’t worry. It’s easier than you might first think.

  • Your bedroomIf you love taking relaxing, rewarding naps in your outdoor hammock, you’ll probably get the best sleep of your life when you desert the traditional bed and sleep in a comfy hammock.
  • Your living or family roomYour living room, great room, or family room is another ideal place to hang your hammock. If you don’t have a DVR, you better get one, as you’ll find yourself nodding off during movies and games in your always comfortable hammock. Should you think a hanging chair is a better idea to keep you awake till the end of the movie or live game you’re watching, you’re probably wrong. It’s just as easy to find “nap time” in a hanging chair as a hammock.
  • Guest bedroomsGuest bedrooms are ideal places to hang hammocks indoors. Instead of taking up valuable space with traditional beds try hanging hammocks in guest bedrooms. You can always store them away when you’re not entertaining overnight friends or family. Your guests will love the sleep they get in a hammock, if they don’t have one in their yard now. Most of them will install one after trying out restful sleep in your “guest hammock.”
  • A sunroom or “9-month” roomA sunroom, particularly a so-called 9-month room with heat for those cool spring and fall days and nights, is an equally perfect place for your favorite hammock. While a warm, sunny spring or summer day is ideal when you have an outdoor hammock or hanging chair, installing a hammock in a sunroom, even when it’s raining outside allows you to enjoy your hammock even in inclement weather.
  • A finished basementWhen you’ve finished your basement as a game room, TV room, or “man cave,” you have a perfect place to hang a hammock indoors. Since the anchors in the walls are unobtrusive, you won’t have a problem if your finished basement has a lower than average ceiling (under 7 feet) or has a “drop” ceiling (not strong enough to hold your weight in a hammock or hanging chair).

Conclusion

If you love relaxing in your outdoor hammock in the yard, you’ll equally love hanging a hammock indoors in one of these places. You also may have other rooms, e.g., a home office, which might be your personal preference for installing an indoor hammock or hanging chair to be available in all types of weather.

When you’re not using your hammock, you can easily store it in small spaces. Since your wall anchors are harmless, they pose little danger to anyone. If you’re concerned with their presence when your hammock is stored, you can easily cover them with a wall hanging or a plant hanging on the exposed anchor.

As long as you carefully install your anchors into wall studs, they will be secure and support your hammock (with you in it) for long periods, e.g., naps or overnight sleeping. Regardless of the size of your home, you can install a relaxing hammock in almost any room except a bathroom or kitchen. When you’re taking a shower, or making gourmet dishes, you probably won’t want to relax in your indoor hammock or hanging chair.

A Perfectly-Balanced Hammock Is Good for You

Iguana Single Hammock - Jungle

Did you know that hammocks offer the perfectly-balanced sleep position for humans? If you did not, you know it now. Even physicians consider a hammock offers the best sleep position for most of us. Many doctors say the perfect sleep position is “. . . lying on one’s back with the head slightly elevated, about 10 to 30 percent. This is postulated to give the brain optimal blood circulation rather than congestion and also allows for more unobstructed breathing.”

You can learn that many native cultures sleep this way in hammocks, “rather than on flat surfaces,” as is common to most western cultures. According to Janet Kinosian, writing for the Huffington Post in 2010 in her article “What Your Sleep Position Says About You,” she examined the link between personality and typical sleep positions.

For example, hardworking businesspersons and entrepreneurs seem to be more likely to sleep on their backs (called the royal position), while persistent, goal-oriented people seem to favor sleeping on their stomach – stomach-sleepers also appear to exhibit dominant compulsive traits.

Health Benefits of Hammocks Are Being Studied

Finally, science is realizing what native cultures have known for hundreds of years. Hammocks provide ideal sleep positions for humans, including children. Medical hammocks constantly become more popular with physicians from all types of specialties. Now hammocks are actively being used to treat premature babies, arthritis, acid reflux conditions, autism, and sleep apnea.

Scientific studies indicate that sleeping in a hammock is an effective road to better health and fitness, along with delivering deep, restful sleep to recharge your human batteries to successfully face a busy day. Quality hammocks slept in properly, with your head slightly raised, reduce stress, while eliminating the chance of falling out on the ground or floor.

A gently rocking hammock has proven to help you fall asleep faster, while having you enjoy a deeper sleep than on a traditional bed. Why gentle rocking motions encourage sleep in babies and adults remains a mystery? But it works, as every parent learns when it’s time for their babies to sleep.

A 2011 study by the University of Geneva (Switzerland) determined that participants fell asleep faster with hammock-like rocking motion, but also changed the type of sleep they enjoyed. Researchers noted a “dramatic boosting of certain types of sleep-related [brain wave] oscillations.”

During each participant’s nap or sleep time, researchers monitored brain activity with an EEG, so they had proof of the brain wave changes. While this pleasantly surprised researchers, they noted the lack of increased brain activity when there was no gentle rocking when a non-rocking traditional flat bed was involved.

The study results displayed the rocking bed heightened bursts of brain activity called “sleep spindles,” which correlate to deep sleep and “memory consolidation.” Study researchers determined the rocking lengthened the duration of “N2 sleep,” non-rapid eye movement sleep that on good nights consumes about one-half of a good sleep.

Conclusion

The gentle rocking you feel with a perfectly-balanced hammock when you sleep does more than give you a super nap and a good night’s sleep, but also improves your brain activity while you sleep. The scientific question fueling future studies: Will the results of this university study encourage further study to learn if hammock power can be focused on treating various sleep disorders, e.g., insomnia.

If you use a balanced hammock to nap or sleep for the night, you will enjoy the sleep of your life, and wake refreshed and alert. The rocking motion you receive from a quality hammock will only help you stimulate your brain while you get the deep sleep you need to function high levels.

5 Reason Why Hammocks are Good for your Health

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Sleeping on hammock makes anyone feel comfortable and amazing. It feels great when you sleep as well as when you wake up. However, not each hammock will be agreeable to spend the night in, so in case you want to sleep on in it, you have to ensure to have a hammock that is planned in view of an entire night’s rest. You shouldn’t need to stress over dropping out of in the night and you would prefer not to wake up with a changeless rope tattoo from considering string or the knots. It will not be wrong at all if we say that Hammocks are great for your health as sleeping on them can give a lot of benefits.
Keep reading the post and check out some amazing health benefits of hammocks.

  1. Anytime when you will decide to sleep on the floor or ground due to any reasons, your each body part will shoots uneasiness signals toward your brain where they illuminate your neuromatrix and advise you that sleeping on the floor is not your cup of tea. The whole night, you have to spend in some difficulty that can directly affect your mood. Of course, comfortable bedding will mitigate this a bit, yet think about what dozing environment gives a zero-weight point environment. Sleeping on Hammock gives you no turning or tossing and it will surely give you a comfortable sleep due to the zero pressure point at the back. This will directly affect your health in of course a positive way.
  2. The persons, who face any kind of difficulties in sleeping at the right time or the time they want, can try hammock as they will make you fall asleep right at the moment when you lay down on it. By this amazing benefit, a person will wake up with a fresh and good mood the next morning and what is better than having a fresh morning? Waking up with such fresh and great mood will also provide health benefits.
  3. You will experience a deeper sleep than you are having before sleeping on a hammock, while having a deeper sleep will make your mind relax and calm. Hammock will not only affect your physical health, it will also affect your mental health in a great positive way.
  4. Have you ever noticed that Hospital beds? They all are intended to lay the patient down on their back, with the head marginally elevated. This gives the ideal blood circulation to the brain instead of blockage and it also supports very few obstructed breathing. Curiously enough, this is a similar position that any hammocks give. On the off chance that you have awful joints pains, an awful back pain, or any other kind of body pains then hammocks are generally suggested to you.
  5. Now a days, a lot of people sits in front of PCs throughout the day, thereafter they wrap themselves on the sofa, and don’t move or take part in other activities or exercises like they ought to which directly causes back aches. The social worldview of sleeping over a bedding is not precisely all the better we can accomplish for our bodies. Furthermore, it can also cause spinal pains. In such situation, hammocks are ideal to use in order to get rid of such pain.

I Bought A Hammock Instead Of A Bed And This Is What Happened..

Elegance Double Hammock - Ecru

Sleeping on the traditional beds is such a boring thing. It makes us feel comfortable but not at that level at which a hammock can make us comfortable and relaxed.

I decided to give hammock a try so, I went to a market and bought an amazing hammock. I hanged it strongly in bedroom with the perfect balance and slept on it, the whole night. The next morning, I woke up completely fresh and relaxed.

Below are some things I get to know about hammocks by experiencing it myself.

The first thing I experienced that I get asleep way too faster than I usually do at my bed. The experience of quickly falling asleep on a hammock was worth experiencing which any person who has any sleeping problem should try out.

The next morning, when I woke up, I was fresher than I usually do in the morning. Sleeping on hammock is a very comfortable thing and you will surely experience freshness and activeness in the next morning.

Usually, in the mornings, I get so much irritated on little things. But having an amazing sleep on hammock makes me so much calm that I was not even feeling irritated during finding my missing socks to go at my work place and I was searching for it while singing my favorite song. So, none of my family member have to experience my irritation and bad mood (which they usually do every morning) due to one and only “hammock”.

The best thing I find out in sleeping on a hammock is that, I don’t have to make my bed every single morning. Due to my lazy nature, the bed making in the morning is the worst thing that I usually experience. But now, due to my love “hammock”, this headache just went far away from me by making me so much happy.

Last thing which I love about sleeping in a hammock is that it gives some very slow and amazing swings that you literally feel like you are laying on a very comfortable bed in heaven. It is just like a soft music before sleep and one of the best things in hammock.