Since yesterday’s post, I’m hoping many have gone out to gather some walnuts. You haven’t? For shame! Go do it now.

Once you hull them, you’ll have a mess left over. Those hulls stain. Anything from a light brown (green hulls) to almost black (rotted hulls). That means they are excellent for using as ink. We’ll be trying it out for the first time this year, so join us in the endeavor with a great guide to ink making by artist Mark Tabler.

Mark Tabler Art: Homemade Black Walnut Ink