Simon has been interested in making ink and writing with a quill pen for quite some time now. I can’t recall exactly where the idea started. Perhaps from the Little House on the Prairie books we have been listening to in the car. We finally found a good source of feathers at our friend’s house and so the project began. We watched a few youtube videos on how to make a quill pen. One was very complicated and seemed impossible for us to do, but we continued to search and found a really easy tutorial. We made up some simple berry ink and voila…writing with a quill pen. We used some old frozen raspberries and blueberries for our ink. The color starts out as a marvelous magenta and as it dries it turns a lovely midnight blue color. I myself am just fascinated and plan to write some inspirational signs for around the house with the ink. We have also started to research other forms of writing and the development of pen technology!