My neighbor cut down an apple tree and gave some of the wood to me. Even with a cast on my hand, I was itching to try carving a piece. I got a spoon roughed out, but one of the problems with green wood is that if it dries too quickly it can crack. It did. Rather than scraping the entire spoon, I have an interesting idea to fill a couple of the cracks in the handle. I need to let it completely dry, and I really need both hands to do it right. Stay tuned.