The hilly landscape and the not too fertile soils have forced local residents, as we have seen, first at a deeper concern for livestock, used both for traction and for milk, wool, etc. more present than in lowland villages.
Also for valuing land resources, local residents have practiced fruit growing and partially viticulture, in a more pronounced manner than in lowland villages. The fruits were used as food resources for the own consumption, but it was also an important commodity on the exchange market with lowland villages. Plum and apple trees were grown and interspersed with agricultural crops, usually on the edges of gardens, but also in exclusive cultures, on the sunny slopes of the hills, in meadows. Walnut was also grown especially on the rocky valleys of Criș and its tributaries, areas unsuitable for other crops.
Plum culture has become undoubtedly extended in the area, after the distillation technology uptake, to obtain alcohol. Plums for distillation to obtain brandy were collected and stored in tubs or large capacity tanks, left to leaven, to "make the bridge", for one, two or more months, and then went to the boiler as distiller’s wash. Boilers for cooking brandy were made by the nomadic gypsies out of brass. They were placed on a wood-burning oven. Above, they had a device which focused the vapors obtained by the plums boiling and directed them through pipes in a sort of cooling barrel, for vapors condensation to obtain vodka or brandy. During boiling, the distiller’s wash was always mixed with a manually operated crank. In Beiuşului region and generally in Transylvania, vodka was boiled a second time to gain strength and to obtain proper brandy.