I used to do some of that when I was a child. At least, I'd drive the tractor for my dad while he picked up bales of hay. I did that til my brother was old enough to take over. Then it was his turn.
My new quilt is the farm I grew up on. I hope it'll have some resemblance to it when I'm done anyways.
It's just the pick out fabric and lay out stage right now. I did do a rough drawing, but that's all it is. I look at photos a lot also, but since we weren't digital, they are very limited, especially when it comes to the outbuildings. A lot will be memory. But it is fun.