I have huge news to report...we finally caught the mystery food biter in the act! We've been trying to figure out who is nibbling on faerie foods in the middle of the night, but unfortunately I'm pretty much the worst at keeping watch and could never successfully stay up long enough to find out. We never know when they're going to come... usually they are very sneaky, and there hasn't been any pattern that we could identify. Well last night I was startled awake by a plate shattering to pieces on the floor! I jumped out of bed and turn on the light immediately and this big-eyed gruff looking menace looked just as shocked as I did that he was discovered! I couldn't believe what I was seeing, it was actually a BOGGART that had been the culprit this whole time. If you aren't familiar, a Boggart is what results when you have neglected or abused your House Brownie (small, and helpful beings that protect a home and help with chores.) Well of course we would NEVER abuse a creature, however we realized that we have been very busy and completely unaware that we had a Brownie in the cabin who had evidently been tidying up and organizing our shelves. To keep a Brownie happy, you thank them with gifts of food or milk left out for them at night. If not satisfied, they will turn into Boggarts and quickly evolve from helping around the home to causing a ruckus. In our case, this guy was tormenting the little faerie foods! We feel awful that all this time we had no idea a little House Brownie was growing more and more resentful. We have so many creatures coming in and out of the Little Witch's cabin every day, its hard to notice the subtle, but important, tasks that Brownies will help with. We hope there aren't more Boggarts around, and are now keeping our eyes peeled to make sure that no one is being ignored! Any ideas of what we should look for that might be indicative of having more secret helpers around the cabin? 😱✨🧐
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