Daylight Savings Blues again

We were late home from Dunedin last night and to add insult to injury we lost an hour of much needed sleep when the clocks went forward.

Once more I’ve got the:

Daylight Savings Blues

Spring is here the grass has grown

It’s time to have my annual moan.

Why do the clocks move on so soon

And force us to rise by light of moon?

Spring equinox gives 12 hours of light

So we have to rise while it’s still night.

And what use is the extra evening sun

If it’s not there once dinner’s done?

The clocks moved on an hour last night

But the weather forecast’s not looking bright.

They say we’ll get rain, hail, sleet and snow

Blue sky and sun alas won’t show.

What’s the point of clocks gone for’ard

When every day the weather’s horrid?

Couldn’t they wait til winter’s past

And we no longer face its icy blast?

In summer’s heat I agree it’s fine

To change the clocks and gain play time.

But early spring’s still cold and dark

For those at work before the lark.

Delay the change by three weeks or four

Til there’s 14 daylight hours or more.

We could then rise after the sun

And have more light for night time fun.

Take heed of all the morning workers

And not those lazy evening shirkers.

Daylight saving makes sense in summer

But in spring it just makes us glummer.

11 Responses to Daylight Savings Blues again

  1. Pdogge says:

    Wot you poemed…in spades +++++


  2. fredinthegrass says:

    Even though we are a way north of you I heartily back your sentiments.
    Here in the Rangitikei it was barely light at 7am news time.


  3. Why are you forced to rise by the light of the moon?

    If you got up at 6am yesterday to milk, then why not get up at 7am today? The cows won’t be expecting you until 24 hours after last time, anyway 🙂


  4. homepaddock says:

    Graeme – milking starts at 5am and whoever gets the cows in has to start work half an hour before that.

    I don’t milk the cows but those who do have to keep to the usual time by the clock to fit in with people who supply and service the farm and others they have contact with for work or in their personal lives.


  5. I was going to say “5am” but I figured it would be dark then anyway!


  6. homepaddock says:

    It is still dark at 5am, but until today it was getting light before six, which is about half way through milking, now it’s nearly 7.


  7. johnsonmike says:

    But the cows don’t care.

    And nor do your drapes fade.

    You’re the government now. If it’s such a problem, then John will fix it.


  8. homepaddock says:

    The cows do notice – they usually know when milking’s due and are ready to go to the shed. It takes them a week or more to adjust to the time change.


  9. johnsonmike says:

    Then adjust to the cows. Don’t make them adjust to you.



  10. homepaddock says:

    Once the clocks change we have to change and so do the cows to keep in sync with the rest of the country.


  11. johnsonmike says:

    No, the cows don’t need to change anything. They go by their own sun-derived pattern.

    It’s you who has to change your clock.



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