Dirt by the Cartload

100 words about soilHe picks up a handful of dirt and sniffs it.

‘Yeah, that’s good stuff. We’ll want it by the cartload.’

‘How many loads?’

Please no more than five

‘The more we get, the better. Twelve, minimum.’

Twelve cartloads’ll mean four trips with all our carts. I doubt we can make the trip here and home in a day, not with a load of dirt. It’s a logistical nightmare. Do we send all three carts? Risk exposing the colony with our strongest members away?

We need the soil fast, rainy season is coming.

What’s worse: facing the savages unprotected or starvation?