Sheep usually stay out in the fields through the winter, only coming into the farmyard at lambing time.
Sheep farmers have to pay particular attention to their fencing as sheep are good at escaping. These are helping themselves to some stubble turnips…
…and these have found their way down to the beach!
Some beef cows may be still out in the fields and will be given some extra feed in the form of silage or hay.
Crops of wheat and barley sown in early autumn are already coming up. The seeds have germinated and the young plants have pushed up through the soil. At this stage each plant is only a couple of green leaves and looks like grass.
This year’s apple harvest has by now been picked and carefully stored for eating later on. Only apples that have no bruising or damage can be stored. The rest are made into juice. Click here for a simple recipe for mulled apple juice, a warming drink for chilly evenings.
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