Other than that, I have no idea, woo. But I'd anticipate all three things are done ToT-style, since it's built on (presumably) the same engine. --- FAQ of the Month Winner, August 2008; Review of the Month Winner, October 2008 & November 2007 45 - 42
As for the second question, I think it might be (I know clothing is, though). From what I've seen, anyway. I don't know how customizable ToT is, though, so I don't really have a say on the subject. --- I set unicorns on fire for fun. :D
Yes there are only 3. You get your starting plot of land, which has some crops and trees already growing on it, then there is the larger patch next to it for 150k, and then the smaller one a little ways away for 70k.
--- Ushi No Tane, covering Harvest Moon and River King - http://www.fogu.com/hm