I spent the week working exclusively on part 1 and completed today, got my dragon. I will be going very slowly on step 4 of part 2. I'm not planting anymore aspen trees (I used my earned and crafted gems to buy 1 circle).
Since the scissors still drop I will also continue to collect from the sawmills.
Time to concentrate on wisp lanterns! I got down to 2 with the materials to craft pretty low too! It was hard because I used all my energy on finding fangbeasts and growing, chopping aspen trees so I wasn't accumulating wisp lanterns.
The worse part of step 4 is deciding when to chase fangbeasts.