Whether you’re just looking to be crafty and resourceful, or you want to ensure some form of post-grid communication, knowing how to make ink from plants growing around you is a fun and useful skill to have.
Historically, ink has been made from many different sources: gall, berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, pokeberries, huckleberries), shaggy ink cap mushrooms, powdered roots, nuts, soot, logwood, indigo, bark (oat, chestnut, cherry, mountain ash, pine), pomegranate rinds, etc. In this article, I’ll be demonstrating how to make ink from huckleberries, since I happen to still have some frozen from last year’s harvest.
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.