Last night our friend Tim O'Sullivan (Timbo Rural Contracting) showed up with some extra friends and they took out four foxes in an hour. Four.
Happy, happy, happy.
I don't know if that's solved the immediate problem, but I suspect it's put a dent in it.
We know Tim well, and he knows us, and he offered to trade his time for our choccy bikkies which he's pretty fond of.
I can do choccy bikkies.
I always make these in double batches, it just doesn't seem efficient to only make 15 at a time.
In case of foxes, or bad days, or just to celebrate an excellent cup of tea with, I give you Visitor Biscuits.
125g butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 cup choc pieces. (Or more.)
Cream butter and sugar with salt and vanilla.
Add egg, then add flour and chocolate. The mix will be quite stiff, work it with your hands to bring together into a solid dough.
Ball up into about 15 bikkies and bake for about 15 mins in a moderate oven (180 degrees celcius).
Enjoy in the dark with a beanie on and a spotlight, or with a late night hot milk to celebrate a job well done, or as a morning treat after turning over a very, very hot compost.
Will possibly work as hard currency.
Photos by Luisa Brimble.