Foxes have reached plague proportions in these parts. The abundant spring and summer have seen many fox cubs survive. We are seeing foxes whenever we go anywhere, on the farms or on the way to town. Yesterday we saw four dead foxes and one live just on the trip to Braidwood. So we have started our baiting program. We have a small group of sheep lambing out of season and none of the twins are surviving. A ewe can keep a fox off one new lamb but finds it hard to keep two new lambs safe from a determined fox. We laid the first baits just under 2 weeks ago and have already had about 18 taken. In theory that should be 18 foxes not eating lambs. Our friends nearby have had 50 baits taken since they started their program, just confirms how many foxes are about. Last spring lambing, neighbours reported losing 30 lambs in one day, a fair incentive to keep on with the program.