Answers - Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility
1.) You break rocks w/ hammer in praline woods(by carpenter shop), break rocks in your farming plot or other plots as well, and rarely in mine when breaking rocks.
2.) You get your 1st animal when you buy it at brownie ranch(I suggest getting a cow 1st, oh & you need to buy an animal barn at the carpenter shop.
3.)All seasons are 28 days.(There are 4 seasons) If you want go to general store & by a cheap calander for 180G.
4.)No the story doesn't change but there are advanteges to certain plots. (town=quicker to get to town, seaside=quicker to fish, hilltop=quicker to mine(after complete quest to get rid of the big root)
5.)Like I said earlier brownie ranch which can be obtained after hammer reaches lv.3 or until 1st season 28th, animal festival, by scuffle farm.
Hope I could help plz comment. ;)
Added by: Pokefanscientist11 Jun 10th 2009, ID#2806