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In this part of Europe, and in the UK, the clocks have just ‘gone back’.
It’s daylight saving.
It’s a peculiar phenomenon where, in order to restore more light to the early morning, the time is changed so that its 7.00 this week at the time that it was 8.00 last week.
There’s usually a debate about it, particularly in the UK as it means that later in the day it gets dark earlier too. Around 5.00 it usually starts to feel a lot later than it actually is.
A few years ago they stopped doing it for three years in the UK but claimed the results were inconclusive so the practice was reinstated.
Now I’ve got a bone to pick with the powers that make these decisions.
My chickens can’t tell the time.
They still wake up as it gets lighter. In the summer we have to shut them in to reduce the noise they make but now they are back at it.
In their little bird brains it’s 8.00 still see!
So asking for attention and breakfast is their normal behaviour. They have no idea they’re not supposed to wake up for an hour.
Meanwhile, I’m fed up!
It’s the weekend!
For goodness sake pipe down!
I want some more sleep!!
The house chef may have the answer!
(No chickens were harmed in the making of this blog post)
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