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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.

 

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VISITOR BISCUITS

Ingredients:

125g butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 egg

2 cups self-raising flour

1/2 cup choc pieces. (Or more.)

 

Method:

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.

xxx

Photos by Luisa Brimble.