This suggestion may be moot but if it isn’t already part of the game I’d love it. My thought is to have thralls that can gather raw materials, stone, plant fiber, skin and so forth. A quick solution might be to create a work station near a resource, a small quarry, mine, corral etc to name a few. These stations would not be usable by players directly and instead you would place a “miner” thrall on a mine and they would gather stone and put it into a hopper for players to gather.
The reasoning for this is that when I play single player harvesting can be cumbersome and derail exploration and adventuring. I know there are many gamers who have unlimited time to play but many of us also have limited play time.
Just some thoughts, I could see potential for PvP stuff as well with allowing players to raid hoppers.