Love the way you sum this up, he smiled happily. Also, the double take on the first and second lines. I know it's not meant to, but it could read - The gaunt figure stirred his coffee. I just like things like that, well thought through.
Love this description of gardening!
I love gardening and the fruits of it. I love the descriptions
Good wriggled stuff for future crop!
I like the juxtapositions here: gaunt farmer anticipating good crops, and vile decomposition that will turn to bounty.
Now I wonder what kind of bodies we are talking about here..or is it just my dark little mind overworking..
Macbeth's gardener: "Is this a worm I see before me?"
News...Farmers don't dig anything by hand, They use machinery...air conditioned tractors with a sound system...well they do where I live in the country anyway.!
Who said anything about farmers? This is just some poor chap communing with nature in his back garden!
Oh ! (giggles)
There is good in everyone - even if only as compost.
Gardening is good.