I am not even going to try to avoid spoilers. So be forewarned.
This walkthrough is for the iPad version of the game which has quite a few differences from the desktop version.
Stardew Valley is very flexible, so as you play the game your experiences will not be the same as mine. Once I am past the game basics, I will not be going step by step, but only recapping the action.
If you are looking just to get a particular question about the game answered. You can find just about every thing you need to know in the Wiki.
Day five of spring, the first year, turned out to be a nice sunny day. Weather is randomized in the game. When you watch the weather report, it will be the report for the following day. The fortune teller gives you your luck for the same day as you are watching. It makes it easy to plan for weather, but hard to plan for luck.
Not wanting to go back to the mine with the smallest backpack, I decided to go fishing to get the funds for the size 24 pack. I headed to the blacksmith to get some geodes broken, planning to stop to make donations to the museum before going to the beach. Passing by the bus stop I stopped at some wiggly worms and dug up a bent spoon. When I entered Pelican Town a cut scene with the mayor was triggered, and I found myself with him in front of the derelict Community Center.
Mayor Lewis tells me how once the Community Center was the focus of life in the town, but fell into disuse. Things in town changed after the Joja Mart was build on the east side of town.
When when the cut scene was over, I saw that the enclosure next to the Community Center was filled with weeds, which I could cut for fiber, and maybe find some more mixed seeds.
When I finished with the weeds I still had time to make it to the blacksmith and the museum before going fishing.
Before leaving the shop I sold an extra mud stone to Clint and then went to the museum to donate the others along with the two artifacts.
With my extra stuff stowed, I took up position near the front door of the fish shop, so that just before closing time I could run in and sell all my fish. I started fishing, keeping a good eye on not only the time, but my energy level. Fishing can eat up your energy. Just before it was 5 p.m. I stopped fishing and ran into the fish shop.
I went back to fishing a little longer before going back to the chest to take as many things home with me as I could. Once back at the farm, I realized that the exclamation point in the upper right hand corner of my screen was pulsating. I clicked it and saw that I had finished the Getting Started quest.
Before going to bed, I placed the fish I had caught and some of the foraged items into the storage chest. I hesitated over selling the artifact until I opened up the hamburger menu and clicked on the tap which looks strangely like a bomb. That opens up a page with tabs running down the left hand side. The icon on the third tab down is supposed to be a broken pot. I clicked on it to see the artifacts, and make sure that I had already given a Trilobite to the museum.
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