It’s five o clock in the afternoon and already dark – let the long winter evenings begin!
Part of me struggles to understand why we continue with this strange phenomenon of shifting between Greenwich Mean Time and British Summer Time, but it’s one of the few remaining certainties that remain in what have become increasingly uncertain times. Introduced in 1916, in the midst of the First World War, the intention was to give farmers an extra hour in the morning to work, but it seems that today’s farmers are rather more open-minded about the situation. In many ways in depends on your work pattern, and this will differ depending on the nature of your farm. Having now been the annual norm for several generations I find it unlikely that we will ever revert to a single time, but it’s certainly not beyond possibility.
I’ll leave you this weekend with a rather wonderful sunset that popped up on my twitter feed a little earlier. Wishing you all the best for the new week. I’m already looking forward to next weekend when I’ll be heading up to the Allerton Project in Leicestershire which is playing host to an event I’ve been organising on behalf of A Focus on Nature and the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs. I won’t say much about it now as a full report will be given afterwards. Rather excited though to be bringing young conservationists and young farmers together for the first time in this way.