I guess that knitting summer socks means I'm optimistic that we're going to get a summer this year.
For those of you also troubled by bad weather, let me leave you with a few cute puppy photos to cheer you up. Underkeeper Ian has adopted his first working dog. This is Scrumpy -
She's a seven week old Jack Russell terrier, and still small enough to fit inside Dakota's dinner bowl.
She's cute now, but I dread the underkeepers' terrier phases. Or rather, my chickens dread the terrier phase. Each successive terrier has at least one chicken death under its belt...er.. collar. There's a reason we nickname this breed the Jack Russell Terrorist.
I'm sure Ian will train her well, and she will grow up to be a personable and valuable member of the team.