Monday, 21 June 2021

Vegan Lemon & Coconut Slice

This delicious slice is a tasty addition to a picnic lunch, morning tea, or wonderful warmed with icecream for dessert. 

Preheat oven to 180C. Line a small slice tin (approximately 20-30cm long) with baking paper.


- 3/4 cup of sugar

- 1/2 cup of Nuttelex butter (room temperature)

- 3/4 cup of plain flour

- 1/2 cup self raising flour

- 1/2 cup coconut

- Orgran Egg Replacer (equivalent of 2 eggs)

- 2 tablespoons of lemon zest

- 3-4 tablespoons of lemon juice

- 1/4 teaspoon of salt


- Cream the Nuttelex and sugar.

- Add the flours, coconut and salt, and mix.

- In a separate bowl, prepare your Orgran Egg Replacer and add the lemon juice and zest.

- Combine the two mixes together and stir well.

- Pour the batter into the slice tray. This slice will rise a little so allow for this.

- Bake for approximately 25 to 35 minutes. Remove from the oven when golden brown on the top.

- You can ice this slice with a sweet icing, or a lemon icing made by combining icing sugar and lemon juice. 


Saturday, 19 June 2021

Garry the Sanctuary Cat

By Chris R.


Many visitors would have met Garry Cat - he loves to join Sanctuary tours and keep the volunteers company! Garry has lived at the Sanctuary for over two years (that we know of!), being first sighted in the darkness of the brook which borders the Sanctuary’s eastern fence line. Over a number of months, Garry was spotted in various locations, coming closer to the Sanctuary buildings as time went by. He was soon bold enough to have a pat, shortly followed by meowing to be scooped up for cuddles.

Once confident with people, Garry was taken to the vet to have his vaccinations and a persistent skin issue sorted. Despite ongoing investigation, no owner for Garry was located, so he was registered with Possum Valley. 

Garry often oversees work going on at PVAS.

Garry snuggles indoors at night, which helps keep both him and the wildlife safe.  He now has a rescued brother, Fluffy Cat, who arrived at the Sanctuary under similar circumstances (his story coming soon!). 

Garry is a joy to have at PVAS and he has an important role keeping everyone laughing with his antics. Be sure to check out his Instagram page (Garry_the_sanctuary_cat) to keep up with his adventures in the Valley!



Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Possum Valley’s Egg-cellent Easter Hunt

This year the Sanctuary held its first Easter event – the ‘Egg-cellent Easter Hunt’ in the Valley. 
Participants enjoyed assorted craft activities, including decorating Easter bags with natural treasures from the PVAS bush. 
Tofu Goat dressed for the special day.

Eggs were hidden in the forest for our all ages hunters to collect.
There was also a HUGE bake sale.


A special visit by Spud the Easter donkey kept families entertained in the sunshine. 
Spud had an egg-cellent day.
Our wonderful volunteers!
Many thanks to all our volunteers and especially the Litchfield Family for their hard work and making the day a huge success!