The father of Tony and Jimmy is somewhat a gruff old man. He has trouble of communicating with people, so sometimes his sentences are simplistic, but his skills as a carpenter and ore refiner are quite advanced.
Befriending Brutus will help you unlock the bridge to other areas of your farm. Also go to Brutus' Blacksmith Shop if you want to upgrade your farming tools, enlarge your barn or build a Large House.
The first time you meet Brutus "The Stern Craftsman" memory will be triggered. As a result of this meeting, Brutus will gift you with 10 Bronze ores.
Once you score over 2 Musical Notes with Brutus, he will reward your friendship by building 2 bridges for you: one connecting to the southern part of the property and another to the eastern portion. After this is done, Memory of the Bridge will be triggered. You will also get 5 purple pepper seeds.