That definitely sets the scene Chris. An old tarpaulin is certainly a must, perhaps with a length of coiled rope? BTW, there's a very nice horse-drawn cart on the Farthing layouts blogspot. Chris OD
A nice little scene.As there's no brakes on the cart a scotch or two (wood rather than liquid) on the cart to shove under the wheels might be worthwhile.
For a moment there I thought you had lost it! Nice scene, boxes maybe on the cart?