Incredibly similar to The Farmer's Wife...
If you haven't seen it check out the PBS special "The Farmer's Wife" on dvd. It was a great six plus hour documentary from the mid 90's about a family in Nebraska trying to save their farm.
The reason I posted this here is because of how amazingly similar these two films are. That is a testament to just how good Country is.
The main difference between the two is that in real life the family cars and trucks kept breaking down. Just another layer of stress for the family.