Sorry mate! I've been up on the bluff making fences all day. We'll need to meet up so I can invite you to join the village, then you'll be able to dig and build to your heart's content!
I typically only get on TS at night. Which is now. After I have put the kiddies to bed anyway.
Probably the most constructive thing you could do at the moment would be chop down trees and saw them into planks. We always need more planks, and this will also raise your carpentry which will allow you to build a bigger house. You'll likely have to cut them off the deed until you are invited to the village but there are craploads of trees out there. Go for pines and cedars that are old or very old. Very old give you the most wood. Saw them all up into planks and drop piles of planks off somewhere on the deed so they don't decay as fast.
Anything you can forage up will also be greatly appreciated, both foraging and botanizing. We'll use them to make meals and medicine.