Set in the future, when a major drought has turned green Earth into a giant wasteland. Dirt is covered with a thick layer on the barren and lonely planet. Ernest Holm lives in this harsh land with children, Jerome and Mary. He protects his farm from the robbers, does the plumbing to take water back. But Maryâ€™s boyfriend - Flem Lever has other thoughts. He wanted to take the Ernest for himself and find ways to get it.