The fields are mostly deserted and muddy in winter.
After days of heavy rainfall, you put on pretty good, waterproof shoes when you go for a walk.
In the picture it is not very good to see, but next to the mud path, where I had to walk through, you can see a sunny yellow field.
It's a field of winter rapeseed, which brightens up the dead place a little.
I ran into several of them on my walks the past month.
It is often sown in rotation with wheat, as it increases the yield of the wheat that comes after it.
Rapeseed is believed to be a bastard of wild cabbage and rapeseed.
From the seeds of the plant, rapeseed oil is drawn, which can be used to make biodiesel, for example.
From the remaining fibres, concentrated feed for livestock is made, which can be used to replace the genetically modified soya feed.
The stems are processed into straw.
Not only is the plant almost completely processed, it also yields a lot of beautiful winter plates.