Try out the newest map (Sand Cave) but don't forget to craft shovels for your crew and patch your roof.
This map is intended to demonstrate sand mechanics and what one can do with huge amounts of sand. Sand blocks can decrease HP of both your crew and enemies. So be careful, sand can kill your minions (no surprise: when something hits your head - it's dangerous).
Think what sand traps you can create to beat humans intending to attack your castle. The big heap of sand will protect you on its own - the enemies must first dig up a hole to get you.
Now minions pick the nearest resource to use, not the first dug/crafted.
This allow them to finish all their procedures faster.
It was sometimes hard to feed minions because their food was scarce.
Now more berries are dropping from the bushes, you can cook more fried meat from one piece of raw meet.