To retrieve a chestnut forest left to itself for over forty years, thus avoiding problems of soil erosion are engaged in cutting trees weeds, dry or ill, that we use to power modern fireplaces energy efficient. Some hens scratching in the grass and give us eggs for our consumption.
It was decided then to turn a plot of land in forest nursery, but if it happens that the foxes look after chickens, goats and lambs, the deers during the harsh winter they fed on those little seedlings. But this is still at the bottom of the game of life. In the belief that the only form of agriculture on land such as these is that of multi-functionality, we decided to diversify, but we will continue to practice the traditional crops.
We can’t put it in terms of quantity and price, so only the final consumer remains for us, with a niche product, processed, and often consumed on the farm. Fruit, jams, honey, and cheese are sold directly from the farm and/or used in a small familiar farmhouse.
In a dialect poetry dedicated to Piassa Martina you can read:
gh'è n'è mia u che al sé lamentà…co la so brina, i se pèrd mia de coragio…la zèt a l'è fortà e la gh'à carater, i mola mia, i è tacàcc a la so tèra.