Sunday, June 15, 2014
The Aspen Spoon
During yesterday's hike in the Golden Gate Canyon State Park, my younger son departed the trail to scavenge a dead aspen branch about six feet long. He broke off chunks of it until he was left with a short, twisted fragment, which he stowed in his pack. It seemed like an odd souvenir to me.
Last night, after whittling late into the evening, my son produced a hand-made spoon. It is a strange, medieval-looking spoon, a spoon with an elbow.
The aspen spoon was tested on a bowl of oatmeal this morning and performed admirably.