Hard to earn? You must be talking about another game :p
I'm at Year winter 17. I have 3041099g on me, 7 cows (1 is gonna give birth any moment now), 2 sheeps, 10 chickens. I have the biggest greenhouse... and so on.
As for the stylus - sure it can be hard to get used to - but generaly it isn't hard. On the contrary - I find it alot more intresting.
Wow. You must be really lucky if you're in the mines, cause if you aren't...
I'm on year 2 with two chickens, one cow, a horse, a pig, and a dog. I'm practically broke.
/is bad farmer/