Yeah, it needs a tutorial. Hate that it doesn't have one.
Your farm starts out covered in trees and rocks, you can spend the first couple days clearing them out using your axe and pickaxe. Put the stuff you get from this (logs, stone, etc) in the big wooden box right next to your house, that's where you throw shit to turn it into money.
You can then use this money to buy lots of seeds at Pierre's. Buy as many as you can (though maybe not more than like 50 for now), bring em home, ready the soil with your hoe, then plant the seeds in the readied soil. Then, water them. If your watering can runs out, just use it while standing facing some water, and it will refill. You have a small pond on your property for that.
Once everything is planted and watered, go to bed.
Wake up and water the crops again. Water them every day. Harvest and replace them when needed. This gives you money.
Your days should begin to look like this: Wake up, water, but more seeds if needed, chill around town talking to people for as long as you want, try to seduce Abigail because she's best girl, then come home and either sleep, or plant the new seeds, water them and sleep.
On days where you have extra energy, you can fight monsters in the mines.
Mainly, remember that this game is a "living in a quaint farming town and having fun with all your neighbors" simulator, not a "being a powerful farm tycoon" simulator. You'll only ever have so much energy, you'll be able to make up for that with stuff like sprinklers in the future, but generally, your farm can only be so big, and you won't want to spend all day there working on it anyway. Go meet the neighbors.>>42080374
I like that it has that extremely special feeling that games like Proteus and LoZ: Breath of the Wild give me: The feeling that this isn't a game, it's a place, and I go there when I turn on the screen. The landscapes are beautiful, the people are friendly, the music is inviting, it just feels like it's a second home I can go to while playing. The narrative supports this, with your character having fled from an office job to go live here. It's very zen, and you can just sit and mindlessly play for as long as you want. It requires almost no thought but it also doesn't really get boring. It's the perfect calming, relaxing time waster.
(Bayonetta is also an extremely good game, I adore the series.)