It's snowing outside so a good time to think about projects. A few of these willow obelisks would be great for snowpeas, or sweetpeas, or morning glories. Tall ones might be good for beans. I have a tall willow hedge that needs pruning each year. It grows about six to ten feet a year. That will be the source for green willow sticks. There is also a timber bamboo grove in the chicken yard. It needs thinning, so is a source of garden poles anyway each year. It would be fun, making some rope baskets. I might start with something technically simpler, that uses the sewing machine. It looks pretty easy, sewing mats or bowls from cotton clothesline. When I was a boy scout, my dad taught me macrame which has been the source of all sorts of things over a lifetime. The last think I macrame'd was a doggie tug-o-war toy, also made from clothesline. Rufus likes that a lot.