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Daylight Saving

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.

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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)


NaBloPoMo 2/30


13 comments on “Daylight Saving

  1. starproms
    November 2, 2014

    Same here only it’s my cat! She insists that I feed her at 4 pm (her usual time is 5 pm. She is not to know of course. In the morning she thinks I’ve slept in an hour longer. I am fed up with the messing about aren’t you? Your chickens look very healthy.

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    • lizard100
      November 2, 2014

      Thanks. They do have strong voices too! Poor cat!


  2. jpeggytaylor
    November 2, 2014

    HA! yes, we have just gone through the ‘clocks going back’ business! It disagrees with me … I am with the chickens! … it takes me at least a week to readjust! I remember going to school in the dark in 1968, during the experiment in the UK … though I didn’t know then it was an experiment!

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  3. BerLinda
    November 2, 2014

    They did away with daylight saving time in Russia because the cows were confused πŸ˜‰

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  4. cathie2014
    November 2, 2014

    I never knew they experimented with getting rid of it – fascinating! I’ve always wondered why we haven’t got rid of it, as it does seem like an outdated notion… maybe in another few years πŸ™‚

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  5. Helen
    November 2, 2014

    The clocks actually went back in Britain a week ago…. Not that that makes it any better! Still, it is nice to have more light in the morning – for a while. Means that I have to pick stuff for our evening meal before work instead of after, though😞

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    • lizard100
      November 2, 2014

      Its not good with all this dark in the wrong places.


      • Helen
        November 2, 2014

        Yes, it would be better if the time was constant.

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      • lizard100
        November 2, 2014

        Its still dark at times that dont really work though.


      • Helen
        November 2, 2014

        I guess there is no way out of darkness in winter one way or another.

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