Back in December we ran a bushcraft day for the volunteers at Stodmarsh NNR; I wrote about it in this post. It was a great day out and we met some lovely people. Ben, one of the rangers at the reserve, gave us some freshly cut hawthorn to take away.
We’ve been a bit busy recently with Christmas etc, so it’s only just now that we’ve got around to using the wood. Nicola has carved a large serving spoon from the hawthorn. According to her, it is an easy wood to carve and as you can see, it gives a great finish.
A hawthorn spoon
Whilst it looks like there is a small hole in the centre of the spoon, it’s actually a knot, there aren’t any holes in it! Nicola gave the spoon a few coats of olive oil to help preserve it.