I finally got around to trying this out after getting it in the humble monthly a while ago. I'm pretty sure this isn't for me. On the spectrum that SadleyBradley mentions above, relaxing -> boring, I'm afraid I fall on the boring side of the scale. Before I give up an move on, am I missing something? I pretty much find the game has Sadley has described. I possible plant some seeds, water my plants, harvest if ready, sell the crops, find people to talk to and clear more land.
I don't enjoy the wandering around looking for people to talk to. I somehow can't find 2 people to hit the opening goal of meeting a certain number of people.
I don't think my opinion would change if I was feeding animals or some other chore.