Grass anyone? Yesterday I started character number 2, by the name of Reginald Merriweather. I decided to go for a guy this time just for the tincy dialogue changes, for something new. This playthrough I decided to see how quickly I could achieve everything and I'm aiming by the end of year 2 for everything to be completed. It might be wishful thinking as it took me 6 in game years on my first character! Starting off on year 1, I haven't farmed and don't intend to until year 2. This year I'm concentrating on mining and fishing. I'm into my second month and am already level 10 fishing and level 5 mining. From fishing alone I've earnt over 50k gold. I did this by saving all of the fish I caught, until I reach level 10 and chose the increased price for selling fish. I've also gotten around 9 or 10 different artifacts. With mining I already have a whole bunch of the required gems too. I only need 15 more minerals to complete my gem collection, so I don't think that's bad going only being in the second month. I now already have a house upgrade, the largest backpack, two silos and a stable currently being built. My main tools (axe and pick axe) are already at gold level and my others are steel. The farm itself I worked on clearing up but I left all of the grass in hopes to fill a couple of silos before I get any animals. I've now already filled two silos and the picture attached is how much grass I have left. So I think I'll probably need another two! My plan when it comes to animals is to not purchase any until I have a barn and coop ungraded to max. By then I'll have so much hay (hopefully) I won't have to worry about feeding them for a long while and hopefully won't have to spend gold to buy hay from Marnie. This time around I'm going the JojaMart route, instead of the community centre. For three reasons: it's quicker, I hope for a different storyline and I need the steam achievement. So that's it so far. I'm hoping my expertise in the game will help me to push towards my goal. How many playthroughs have you all done so far and did you do anything differently from the first time? Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Aaaaaaand now I'll stop rambling!