Good news...I am looking for an apple wood source nearby and some of the farms are pretty weirded-out by the fact that I was asking for left-over wood. I'll just show up in person when the weather gets nicer and I'm sure I can pick some up the same day if I ask a farm worker.
On to the real good news...I remember picking up some apples way in the back of my yard last spring just before I mowed and it just hit me...I have a HUGE crabapple tree back there! Time to start cutting some of it so it can season and can be of some use during the summer!!!