The storage problem
You will regularly run out of storage space in both your silo and your barn. The barn takes any products you produce, and the silo keeps anything you harvest from the fields.
If you run out of space, the first thing you should do is load up any buildings that use items from the barn or silo, and of course, ship out anything you can on your truck, and sell to visitors.
Once that's done, you should look at what you have the very most of, and consider selling some of it in the your roadside shop. If you don't like these answers, it's time to upgrade.
Money now, or future gains?
Upgrading your barn or silo uses rare upgrade items, but they come at your fairly randomly - you are likely to get far too many of one item, and none of another you need.
You will always need these upgrade items eventually, or you can sell one or two on your roadside shop for some quick profit.
You should try to save them if you can, but if you truly have too many, or you just need money that badly, it's worth looking at. Conversely, you should check the shops of others for upgrade items you need.
Clearing the yard
Here are the tools you need and what they do…
- Shovel - clears logs and swamp land
- Dynamite - clears small rocks
- TNT - clears large rocks
- Axe - clears small trees
- Saw - clears large trees
Collecting these tools is fairly random. You can get tools from performing any act on your farm, like harvesting crops, or produce from animals.
Since there's no real rules here, just do everything you can, and use your tools when you get them, since they offer EXP.
This is essentially an idle game. It's there to keep you coming back time and time again, making tiny amounts of progress as you play. And that's what must be done.
The timers for the better items you can create are just too large. Just throw in a bunch of stuff to make, and log off, go to sleep.
Just remember to harvest everything you can, create everything you can, sell what you have spare, and never, ever sell/use that last of any crop if the game warns you, lest it'll be very difficult to get it back.