Strange. I'm retired and feel that I manage my time fairly well yet I seem to run out of time to get things done. I really wonder, sometimes, how I worked 6 and 7 days a week, 10 to 12 hour days plus the 45 minutes it took to drive each way and still get most things done. There are several solutions to this.
First, I was younger and secondly, I moved faster. On the rare days I was off I got up and out sooner. Now it is up by whenever my eyes open A.M. and out the door whenever I get my tail moving after breakfast or after lunch. I would use the excuse that no mater what the project is it has to be done correctly, which we all know perfection can't be rushed.
I use to live 45 minutes from work on 5 acres that had 1.5 of them in grass. A farmer used the rest. I had a garden that measured 35' x 85'. I also used 205' of ground just off the grass line to put out 4 rows of sweet corn. One year my dad and I planted from the grass line to the back property line which was in excess of 500' the 4 rows of corn....4 varieties. Gave a lot away that year. We filled two 21 cu. ft. freezers too.
Since we were there, age then was about 52, we moved to a condo and I retired when a pacemaker took me out of the field of work I was in. I was 55. Boredom set in so we bought a house. Now I can get out like I use to but the huge garden is gone. At 64 and still with the pacer, can't seem to shake it, I have the small yard that I keep perfect...most of the time and I did the raised garden thing but then gave that up. Now I put the plants wherever I want but not as many. No corn of course but I do have chives (anyone need some) and tomatoes. This year I am trying the Topsy Turvy "As Seen On TV". But, as you can see I have the backup in the ground. We'll see what happens in about 54 days or so. These are Big Boys.