Therefore, a distilling right, a distillery and the necessary land – i.e. orchards – had to be purchased. This sounds very simple, but for a beginner in this field, everything was connected with great effort and financial commitment that should not be underestimated. Many setbacks, especially in the cultivation of the fruit and the production of the raw material, caused a quick disillusionment, and the thought of planting a fruit tree, to care for it a little and to bring in the first good harvest after some 10 years, turned out to be a pure dream. The young trees, which survived the first attacks of deer, wild boars and voles and were not carried off by diseases such as monilia, fire blight, pear rust etc., stole unwelcome contemporaries complete with tree stake, sweep protection and vole basket. Nevertheless, through plant protection seminars, literature studies and the help of many friends, they succeeded in producing and distilling their own fruit.