I have not. I’m still in Fall Year 1, and I’ve heard from various people online not to necessarily bother with it in Year 1 because I’d have a hard time making/acquiring things they “love” and/or giving it to them by their birthday. I think I’m gonna court Abigail. She has a Super NES in her room.
But for right now I’ve been focusing on making berry jelly. I read online that a good source of income in Year 1 is Blueberry Jelly in the Summer, and Cranberry Jelly in the Fall (and to buy seeds in Year 1 for Strawberry Jelly in Spring starting in Year 2).
All of my tools are upgraded to gold; and just last night I got to the bottom of the mine.
JEDIT: Apparently that was a joke? But I don’t seem to get it.
I courted Abigail as well. She’s not super difficult to court. Get a bunch of quartz (technically amethyst will be better received, but quartz has the funny dialogue) which isn’t difficult to extract from the mines. Pumpkin in the fall (as well as when her birthday is) and just talk to her regularly. I managed to wed her by the beginning of Winter year 1.
I’m on the last day of Spring, Year 2. Just had Abigail’s 4-heart Event, and had asked her to dance with me at the Flower Dance. I got a Crystalarium from the Community Center, and used it to generate plenty of amethysts (for her) before switching to Quartz (for myself).
I have 2 hearts with several villagers, but I find that I spend more time farming and mining than mucking about in town. Especially farming, until I finally upgraded my watering can to gold (and installed quality sprinklers during the Winter.) I’m getting closer to completing the Greenhouse, but my next hurdle is building a coop and a barn to get the artisan bundle finished.
At this point I’ve spent most of my time farming berries and using my seed maker to get Ancient Seeds (of which I have planted 5 or 6). Going into Summer Year 2, I wasn’t sure about starfruit vs. blueberries, since I most definitely don’t have the preserve jars or kegs necessary to support the 700+ blueberry plants I intend to grow, but while starfruit means a much quicker return on investment, blueberries means more Ancient Fruit seeds from the seed maker.
I have a 6x12 field of 9-square farming plots (with spaces for a sprinkler in the center). I have another smaller field next to it, which together would make for exactly 999 plots, but I think I need to give up some of that space to the barn, given that to the west of my greenhouse is where my oak tree field is (for resin for making kegs).