Hello Everyone! I'm new to this forum and fairly new to walking sticks. I live in Northern MN, and there is diamond willow everywhere around here. I don't have to leave town to find really nice looking sticks. I've collected about 130 while walking my dog in the past few months. I have them peeled and drying in my basement and cabin. Some of the sticks I harvested in January seem pretty dry. I don't have a moisture meter and I'm wondering how to tell if they are dry enough. I've been weighing them and I'm thinking when they stop losing weight, they must be pretty dry. Is that a good method? I could always invest in a pinless moisture meter if I need to.