Sunday, November 2, 2014

Stupid Time Change

I know it is poor way to say but when I just got out of bed, all I could think of was "stupid time change".  My body thinks it is midnight and my brain thinks it is six AM.  I have got my biological clock and circadian rhythm out of whack right now and need to get it "back in tune."  I see many friends on the Café say the same thing.

Why did man ever invent a clock anyway?  Worse yet, why did he start moving the dials around to save money?

The concept of setting the clocks ahead in the spring in order to make better use of natural daylight was first introduced by US inventor Benjamin Franklin.
Daylight Saving Time (DST) is a change in the standard time with the purpose of making better use of daylight and conserving energy.
Clocks are generally set ahead one hour during DST, meaning that the Sun rises one hour later in the morning and sets one hour later than it otherwise would have done.

Benjamin Franklin

Although DST has only been used for about 100 years, the idea was conceived many years before. Ancient civilizations are known to have engaged in a practice similar to modern DST where they would adjust their daily schedules to the Sun's schedule. For example, the Roman water clocks used different scales for different months of the Year.
American inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin is often credited with being the inventor of DST, even though it was never put into practice in his lifetime. In his 1784 essay “An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light” he proposed the idea, although a little jokingly, to economize the use of candles by getting people out of bed earlier in the morning, making use of the natural morning light instead.

I've always had problem with time change.  I guess my mind is easily mislead and confused, I want to think it is right and the rest of the world is wrong!

I need to put this in proper perspective.  We have another hour to harvest this weekend!  We need it in southern Ohio because we are behind the world and old man winter blew his nasty cold air on us yesterday.  I froze all day but we got a lot of corn out.  It is better quality than I thought it was so it is a nice surprise.

I don't ever remember seeing the clock move and thinking it was a nice surprise.

Blessed All Souls day to you all,

Ed Winkle


  1. I dislike the changing of the clocks a lot! But worse it that most people want to blame the farmers for DST. I have heard it over and over. I blame golfers. linda

  2. Time change? What time change? Oh right. The rest of the world outside Sask.

  3. Sorry for the lousy page conversion, I never noticed until now!


    We loved Day light savings as we being creatures of habit we always ate supper at 5 PM or 6 PM. We were put to bed at 7 pm to maybe 9 pm. Mama would cook supper an hour earlier going by the sun. That used less electricity before and after supper time. We used less Electricity all through WWII. After WW II day light savings time was so popular for summer months for ball games &c.

    To save electricity the Tropical Island Paradise of Guam had double daylight savings to save Electricity.

    Made no difference as we worked a 24 hour day. The military worked on Universal standard time.

    The bomber crews took off to put bombs on the target about midnight Viet Nam time.

    I believe our live stock eat sleep and function on Local solar time. For farmers the only significance for day light saving time or Morning light Savings time is to put the kids getting on the school bus during daylight, down here. In the northern states the kids get on the bus in the dark and arrive home in the dark.

    Maybe others will have different experiences.


  4. Hmmm. it looks fine on the edit page but I can't find the switch that is causing the wrap around text.

    Any ideas?

  5. DST maybe had a place at one time but now with most business running crazy long hrs. and open 7 days a week and not really many 9-5 jobs as most places do shift work I would just as soon forget about changing time-kevin in Ontario

  6. Orion Samuelson says Abolish The Time Change and I agree, I may work on that this winter.