Just spent the entire month of February here in Kentucky searching for Curled sticks to make walking sticks. These sticks, I've just cut will be put in the barn loft to dry for a couple of years.
The Curled sticks are so hard to find, that when you do, you've got to cut until they are all harvested. Some days I don't find any other days I find quite a few.
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