Turning Over Stones
The ritual began with a coffee can or a small paint bucket with some dirt. We would go to the chicken yard or to the pig shed. Then we would start turning over rocks. Red worms and night crawlers were waiting. All we had to do was scoop them up and put them in the bait can. Old boards worked good as a treasure chest for worms.
If it was extremely dry, then we might have to use a fork or spade. Most of the time simply turning over the rocks was enough. We would collect our bait and be on our way.
As an adult I think of the ritual, and I find I was taught an important lesson. So often I simply have to start turning over rocks to get results.