Monday, November 01, 2021 (November’s fullest moon [“Beaver”] will rise on the 19th.)
This year’s Daylight Savings Time will end after this week. I consider that each evening while out feeding the horses. Already they’re entering feeding stalls at 5 p.m.. In another hour or so, it’s dark, and I’m on my way to release them. Soon, what’s now 5 p.m. will be 4 p.m. on the clock. Although earlier by clock, it’ll be darker.
All’s to say, I’ll be revising the horses’ feeding schedule to accommodate earlier darkness. On Standard Time, they’ll enter feeding stalls at 4 p.m., an hour earlier but still in near-darkness. In just weeks, the early 4 p.m. near-darkness will become a very-darkness.
My part-time-job’s varied working hours will interrupt planned 4 p.m. feedings. Working around that obstacle will mean accommodating to feeding times. Horses gotta eat, which leaves no choice but to work later in the barn.
Hey, c’est la vie.
For a horse ranch, even one small like mine, work is unending. The essential goal is keeping big animals healthy, by ensuring their good weights and exercising them appropriately.
This week begins with me planning for the upcoming time change. All week, I’ll be adjusting schedules for nearly everything on that ranch that regularly needs doing.
Dear Friends: Yet again, why oh why, can’t a single time be adopted for throughout 12 months! Diana
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Yes, the time changes bug us a lot, too. The horses seem to be able to adapt but I wish we could just end this shifting of schedules. 😝
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Which would be better for the animals and their humans? Standard Time or Daylight Time?
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Maybe it’s not about choosing “better”, and more about disliking artificial interruptions to our internal clocks.