Fields and meadows in Lauresham are part of experimental archaeological long term studies. For example it is to understand, how ridge-and furrow developed, proved since the Early Middle Ages, and the advantages and disadvantages this type implicated. Ridge and furrow get their characteristic appearance through the sod-turning plough pulled by oxen. As the turning of the plough was quite arduous, long meadows were formed in order to avoid the turning. It superseded the square plot made by a scratch plow. Traditional equipment and the oxen David and Darius as draft animals ensure the biggest possible authenticity while plowing the fields. Furthermore during summer unlike today an ecologically valuable variety of medieval plants like edible wild herbs and flowers grew on the fields. The fields in Lauresham are plowed in the cycle of the three-field rotation, means on one field the winter crop is sowed and on the second one the summer crop while the third field lies idle. After the harvest of the summer crop the field lies idle until the next year when it will be tilled with the winter crop again.
The winter crop sums rye, spelt, and wheat, which the landlords were very interested in proved in written sources; in summer barley and oats grew. On our fields in southern Germany regional grains are used like spelt and amelcorn in summer, barley and legumes like chick peas and lupines in winter.