Making the most of the few days of good weather at the latter part of last week was James English, who was sowing Bozuka hybrid winter barley. James farms 1,100 acres of mostly medium to light soils, much of which is around Ardfinnan, between the Knockmealdowns and the Galtee Mountains. Interestingly, James said that this time last year the weather had prevented him from setting any corn, whereas up to last weekend he had planted 800 acres.