Hey, great game! I liked the artwork and the music. Everything really comes together to give the player that experience of slow paced life.
I myself thought that the player character was moving way too slow, I got so nervous that I don't have enough time to get things done, that I couldn't enjoy the 'medicative' aspect of the game. I even skipped a couple of letters just because the character would be too slow to get to the gate.
In a way I undertstand you wanted to give players more things to do so they don't get bored. Maybe the days should be just a little bit longer to keep this medatative effect more intact. I would imagine that after you finish all the chores on a farm, you'd have nothing else to do apart from looking at the sky, or re-reading the same books and letters. It might be just my imagination, though :)