Downloaded Hearthfire and started building Lakeview Manor last night. Actually the manor itself is completely built, just completely unfurnished. I went with the enchanting tower, armory, and trophy room options.
It took me forever to find a mill that would sell me some wood. Went to Whiterun first but no one ever showed up with options for me to purchase, so I went to a different mill nearby and the only living thing for miles were chickens. FInally found someone on my third trip to a different mill and they will be getting all my business in the future since they were actually there to take my money.
How do you make someone steward of your house? Also, can I make Lydia my steward?