The last crops to be sewn are oats and wheat.  If there’s any dung left on the pile, it’s spread around the fields.

The bullocks are brought in from the fields and housed in farm sheds.  There’s two reasons for this;  During the winter months we have a lot more rain, which softens the ground. If the bullocks stay out, they make a real mess of the ground, churning it up with their feet.  Also, the grass loses much of its nutrition, so bringing them in means we can feed them with the silage and other harvested crops.