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I've played for a few seasons, and here are the tools that you'll get with requirements
Sickle - given Hoe - given Watering can -given Hammer - Year 1, Spring 12- need 8 stones Axe - Year 1, Summer 1, Request- need 10 branches Fishing Rod- Year 1, Summer 1, given by mayor Brush - when you buy your first cow Milker - when you buy your first cow Shears - when you buy your first sheep Pot - Year 1, Spring 8
About the cart, yes it serves as portable storage, you can attach it to your horse and pull it around. You can buy a bigger cart at the shop with horse shoe sign in both village