Your OPs (Operation Points) cannot disappear in CLM. OPs are used for 3 things:
— First, open up your Automation Panel and make sure you don’t have a gear/building/animal with Automation ON. Adding ingredients and collecting produce use 1 OP/action.
— Your Farm Kitchen and Craft Shack also use OPs if they have Automation ON, so check them as well — they use 7 OPs for each recipe/craft.
— Lastly, OPs are used if you plant and harvest more than 1 plot at a time (options 4 or 9). 1 OP is deducted for each plot that’s planted or harvested.