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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November 5: Balancing the Danged Clock

For those of you who have never lived in Indiana, we used to, once upon a time, NEVER change our clocks....and guess what???  Life went on rather well.  Tonight, I'm in the combine looking at two monitors trying to figure what time it was, and not getting an consistent answer.  I went to my phone, but I am always suspect of what it says because we are about 5 miles east and 10 miles south of the Central Time Zone line, and it has some carry over depending on what tower we are "pinging" our signal.....

Meanwhile, just like the good ol' weather rock, by looking out of the tractor and combine cabs, I was able to tell a few things about time.

Apparently, the sun did not have enough time to dry out the ground before we moved in to the field.

Hmmm..... looks like the sun is starting to sink lower into the sky.....

The moon is up, and it might be time to wipe off the front window of the combine.

Truly, we farmers go by the same clock 365 days a year.  When the sun comes up, you go out and start your chores, and when the sun goes down, you think about going in for supper, but ONLY if your shores are all done...... sometimes they start before the sun comes up and end way after the sun goes down.  All that being said, though, I really wish we would go back to NOT adjusting our clocks!

And now my body is telling me it's time to go to bed!


  1. When I visit my mom near Rensselaer (and 1 mile from the eastern/central line), if my cell phone stays downstairs it stays on fast (Eastern) time, and if I carry it upstairs to the bedroom, it flips to slow (Central) time.

    1. I know! It's crazy. Then you have what I like to call the "Bermuda Triangle" of Benton County, Earl Park. Not only do you not know what time it is, you cannot get a signal to call and ask anyone! ;-)



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