Amazingly, I have been able to post twice in one month! I need to restrain myself lest expectations rise to unattainable heights.
A new batch of ink is completed and is awaiting the completion of the slow dehydration process in the oven. Unlike batch numbered 3, this ink has a very dark, stout character with a bit of shine. Batch 2 as you will recall seemed a bit timid and not quite as permanently impressed upon the paper fiber as I would have liked, though still quite usable.
So, I should have a completely adequate supply of period correct 18th century ink ready for sale come Spring.
Packaging is set set, with instructions in both period and (inside) modern day wording.
Now, I await the return of Spring, the budding oaks, the busy wasps, and nascent galls ready to be turned into more ink . . .