Hey, This is Justin Brock at the Red Bird Mission Grow Appalachia. I am really ready for spring, I am over the snow.

The snow has put a damper on some plans around here at Red Bird. I know most of our participants have usually plowed there ground and planted peas by valentines day in years past.

We have been scheduling with some of our participants to come use our green house this year to start some of their own plants. With all the snow, freezing rain, ice and freezing temperatures the green house just couldn’t handle it and is destroyed.  I’m looking forward for the snow to melt so I can repair it and get some starts in there.

green house

green house

I know all this is not what we are use to, but I’m taking it as a sign to slow down, not to get in a hurry, be patient and just enjoy the season we are in. Spring will be here before we know it then summer and we will have plenty of time to grow as much as we like.

I used this recipe off of kyproud.com this month on our news letter we send out. It look simple and delicious so i tried it and it was. So if you  would like to try it here it is.





4 cups sliced apples

¼ cup apple juice

¾ cup flour

1 cup sugar

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

2 tablespoon butter or margarine


Place sliced apples in a lightly greased pie pan. Pour fruit juice over apples.

Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a mixing bowl. Cut in butter or margarine with two knives until mixture is crumbly.

Bake at 375 f for 45 minutes or untill apples are tender.