After visiting the farm, I started experimenting with soil sampling and testing. I worked with cob last summer, so I am vaguely familiar with how to test the soil. I have also work for Habitat for Humanity for a year through Americorps, which has given me experience in standard construction process, but being in charge and building a project that is new in many ways still takes time, planning, and decision-making. Time and money are also limiting factors, though many resources are already located on the farm, to my benefit – including a soil tamper, plenty of shovels, wheelbarrows, scrap lumber, electricity, water, and a tractor. Not to mention the support of the staff, which is worth more than I can quantify.