Got to Fall in year 2 and decided to restart, because I am a crazy person.
Actually, it's been super fun. Less exploration and more optimization, but I really like optimization puzzles, so no worries there.
Just hit I think 8 Spring in year 2 in my restarted game (Farmer Skibbldybonk of the Jarglybarg farm). I'm doing so much better it's kinda silly. Hooked up with Penny but not married yet, lots of friends in town with a couple 10-heart homies (Clint and George, apparently I'm a curmudgeon/weirdo magnet), iridium pickaxe and a goddamned tiara.
Mastered all festivals but the Flower Dance first year, not that they're terribly hard. There's a dead-simple trick for collecting the stupid coins or whatever for the carnival that was a godsend - you have to spend an obnoxious amount of time fishing otherwise.
Ended up making an absolute assload of money in the winter by farming Winter Seeds. Hit Forager 10 right around my first seed harvest, and reinvested in seeds until I filled up my existing sprinkler coverage (uh, something like 270 or so tiles?). That's a lot of gold-star foraging.
House, barn, coop all maxed. Struggling to meet hay demands even with a gigantic farmyard - I think I need to just drop another $5k on grass starters at Pierre's. Spring is always rough, but I kinda overshot the number of animals I could support. They make some damn good money though.
Community Center is down to just needing a Red Cabbage, a Pomegranate, and three Apples. That'll be done in the fall once my apple tree can bear fruit. Penny and I should be good and (gay) married by then.
Might slow down on gifting and try to blast through Combat 9-10, Mining 10, and Fishing 10 soon here. Fishing 10 would help tracking down the other three legendaries (there are four, right?), which I'd love to knock out this year.
I don't think I'm going to expand my farming much beyond the 270-ish tiles it's at right now, not until all my tools are iridium. Quality Sprinklers are cheap and good enough that Iridium Sprinklers seem like a big waste.
Yeah, I like this game.
Greenhouse is awesome, though. Right now I'm just using it to grow out-of-season stuff I need for gifting (strawberries! sunflowers! beets!), but I'll probably switch it over to full-time cranberries/strawberries soon enough. Having trouble keeping 3x Keg + 8x Barrel running -- I'm just too damn good at farming, and it seems like such a waste to throw gold-star stuff in jars.