Autumn marks the end of one farming year, after harvest, and
the beginning of the new one, where we plan for the next year's
crops and livestock.
The rams will be put back with the ewes in October for spring
lambing and turnips will be sown to feed the sheep over winter.
The shorter days stimulates the ewes to come into season, so
early autumn is all about getting them in good condition ready
for tupping and buying, or retaining from lasyt year's lambs,
replacements for those who cannot breed again.