Oh! That's an awesome tip. Thanks!use the mattock on grass to acquire a lot of the seeds...you can get a lot of fruit, fruit trees, etc, and a few other things by bonemealing grass, you can also get seeds by sieving dirt. Once you get the autonomous activator you can get clean water infinitely by putting a water source block in front of it and putting bottles in it....instead of salt water you get clean water.
EDIT: Ok, to the Activator keeps drinking the fresh water, destroying the bottle. Is there a way to stop this?