Thank you so much for the feedback, and the good words! We'll make sure to put even more care into the game to address your points :)
The house ('my home') needs details, it's pretty much just a placeholder right now to make the village more village-y. We'll work on it, maybe it won't even be my home in the end. We'll see. Great idea watering the scarecrow and then talking to it, I love it! We'll rework the scarecrow-grandma-bridgekeeper quest and try to weave that in. Before we do that, we will probably spend some time prototyping some larger mechanics and ideas to understand better where the game is going gameplay-wise.
A lot of people find the transitions to the second scene odd at first, so we'll definitely work in some hinting as you said. The puzzle bug really is a critical one, I'll upload a new version rightaway. Thanks, illtemperedtuna!