The field is the largest part of the ground at Casa La Rocca. Some years we keep it as a rough pasture, mowing it in early spring then leaving areas to grow for the wild flowers during late spring and summer, and mowing it again in the autumn. Other years it has been grazed by a friend’s horse. We have planted a number of trees in the field – pines, acers, eucalyptus and walnuts. A mixed hedge of indigenous shrubs has been planted to separate the field from the gravel drive alongside the house.
Near the rain water collection tank we maintain a vegetable plot for onions, potatoes, tomatoes, asparagus and artichokes. We have also established soft fruit – raspberries, gooseberries and red currants.
The field is fenced with 1 meter high wire mesh with two openings that allow access to the fields beyond.
At the far side of the field from the house are a row of compost bins where we produce all we need for the vegetable plots and flower beds.