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  • Pink Apple Jam Recipe

    I have been busy over the past week processing the apples from my Jonathan apple tree. I have made many quarts...

    RecipesHeather JohnsonSeptember 20, 2019
  • Henri Matisse/André Derain (Fauvism, Decoupage): Art Lesson Plan

    Henri Matisse (December 31, 1869 to November 3, 1954, age 84) was a French artist known for his use of color....

    HomeschoolHeather JohnsonSeptember 18, 2019
  • Mint Jelly Recipe

    Last year I grew a couple of mint plants in containers on my patio. Apparently some of the mint escaped because...

    RecipesHeather JohnsonSeptember 17, 2019
  • Pink Apple Jelly Recipe

    I currently have two apple trees in my front yard. The Jonathan apple tree produced approximately 1000 apples this year. I...

    RecipesHeather JohnsonSeptember 14, 2019
  • John Constable (Landscape Painting, Romanticism): Art Lesson Plan

    John Constable (June 11, 1776 to March 31, 1837, age 60) was an English Romantic landscape painter in the naturalistic tradition....

    HomeschoolHeather JohnsonSeptember 12, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Doodle

    While reading some books about the history of words earlier this year, I came across the word <fopdoodle>, which means “a...

    InformationHeather JohnsonSeptember 10, 2019
  • Word Matrix: D (“set, put”)

    Back at the end of July, I investigated the words <add> and <addition>. I undercovered the base <d>, but I misidentified...

    InformationHeather JohnsonSeptember 3, 2019
  • How to Make a Back-to-School Duck-oration Wreath

    I am a bit obsessed with rubber ducks. My obsession began when my oldest daughter was a young toddler. She absolutely...

    BlogHeather JohnsonAugust 25, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Ply (“lay, fold, twist”)

    I recently came across a tweet in a Twitter conversation that argued that studying morphemes is not always helpful. A morpheme...

    InformationHeather JohnsonAugust 20, 2019
  • Pickled Carrots Recipe

    On a recent trip to California, my family discovered pickled carrots. I have made many kinds of pickled cucumbers in the...

    RecipesHeather JohnsonAugust 16, 2019