As we all know Sunday March 13th, is Daylight Saving Time (DST). To some of this it is a blessing, to some it is a curse, to some it is annoying, to others it is exciting. As for us...we look forward to having more light to work on the farm, but as Eric said to me this morning..."Yay, two more hours of work!"
Being that we do this this weekend, I decided to do today's post on Daylight Saving Time (DST)
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME (DST)
The actual definition of Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of temporarily advancing clocks during the summertime so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less.
Typically, clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and adjusted back in Autumn.
The United States adopted this practice in 1918. This practice was first proposed by George Vernon Hudson. The early goal was to reduce the usage of lighting. April 30,1916 Germany and it's allies in World War I were the first to use DST as a way to conserve coal during wartime. Not long after that many other countries followed suit.
There has always been controversy when it comes to this. Many people say it benefits retailing, sports and other outdoor activities. But in truth it hurts evening activities. And the goal of reducing lighting actually has not been confirmed there have been many studies done with only a few showing maybe 1% decrease in usage.