I always thought this was Butterburr but it's a non-native called Winter Heliotrope. All UK plants are male so it can only reproduce vegetatively or by being planted (or tipped out) Originally from North Africa, thought to have been brought here as a garden plant mid 1800s Despite flowering in depths of winter the flowers aren't particularly hardy and a keen frost before Christmas can mean very few or no flowers that year.
This one I cloned out various 'litter' round the base, it has become a done thing to scatter ashes and leave flowers - sometimes plastic and often with cellophane round them. The sheep and wind soon scatter it all about.
Neighbours sheep in their last field of Kale. He direct drills this into sprayed off grass then direct drills with grass the following year. Though the amount of Kale varies a lot the following reseed is usually successful. I think they are Easy Cares or maybe (some) Beltex.
Sinnington Old Hall at the weekend. This is a listed Medieval Great Hall, many parts date back to before the 15th century - it survived due to being used as a cow shed and is still a farm barn not open to the public. The exact origins are unclear as there is no nearby Abbey or grand house, but it may have been part of a sheep station connected with Guisborough Priory or Rievaulx Abbey.
The gang of four reprobates. The white face is the adopted one born at Christmas, the one on the right is the best shape but his mum licked him so much his face and other patches went bald - regrowing now.