It is (was) June in the southwestern USA and as is typical it is hot and very dry-
what better time to make adobe bricks because they also like it hot and dry.
I had a pile of adobe dirt that I wanted to get rid of
and knew I would need these bricks for a future project.
As you can see above the ingredients for making adobes are:
-a pile of good adobe soil
(sift your soil only if it has stones larger than about 2" or lots of debris),
-a form for the bricks,
-straw for mixing in with the dirt,
-water, a water barrel and a 5 gal. bucket,
-a very sturdy wheelbarrow,
-and a shovel, hoe, and trowels.