Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Saving Time?

At midnight tonight , all those areas that buy into "Daylight savings time " will be moving the clocks on hour ahead . I have an opinion about it that is best (or well more politely reflected) in this poem

Springing forward , falling back
sleep is lost to the attack
of the ringing of  a loud alarm
As chores need doing
 all o'er the farm
day is day and night is night
when will they learn
you cannot "save " light"
Oh well it is as it will be
Not much to be done
and as for me
I'll wake  when I  do
 and sleep when I should
And "saving time "  will do no good

That all said ,whether you are affected by the daylight savings time routine ,or arr one of those sensible areas that ignore it .This is a great time to remember to check the batteries in your smoke alarms and Carbon Dioxide detectors .
As always , stay safe and warm my friends 


Country Gal said...

Nice poem . It doesn't affect me as I am retired and have no particular place to be or time to be any where anymore lol ! Yup we changed our batteries in all this morning ! Thanks for reminder though ! The temps are like spring here today +6 out and sunny with cloudy periods snow is melting like crazy , birds and critters out and about the smell and feel of spring is in the air ! Have a good day !

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wonderful poem...and very true!


Ami said...

Love the poem. :)

I can't understand why we still have such a stupid thing as changing the time, as we turn lights on when it's dark... and off when we don't need them. Where is the energy savings in that? It no longer requires the whole family to get the crops in, or not usually, so that excuse is gone, too.

One more thing that drives me insane(r).

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh I like your little "ditty" but I am with you not a big fan of daylight savings on the farm the cows do not notice:) It is 7:10 or 8:10 yup not a big fan.
Saskatchewan does not do that maybe I will move there. Have a nice rest of the week. Hug B

kden said...

I do like the lighter days of Spring into Summer but that seems to be the only reason for it. It always takes me a couple of days to adjust.

Nicole said...

I think we should just stay in one time and be done with it! Nice poem by the way!!