When laboring a small farm it is pertinent to have as many efficient tools as necessary, and that generally means limited fossil fuel operated machinery. That is just what you will find here at Leaping Frog Farm. The entire land is shaped and nourished by hand except for the one combustion engine machine. This machine is unbelievably efficient in the efforts of tilling large area of earth. It would make less sense to do it by hand and hoe, unless of course that is your only means. Within an hour I had the entire hooptunnel up and turned, just about two thousand six hundred square feet. There are many tools needed due to each task having its own demands, a pair of sturdy hands and a critical thinking mind go a long way too! This process allowed the limestone and phosphorus minerals to be well mixed in with soil.