fall back 2015

It’s time to fall back. Remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night. The time officially changes at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1.

Tips on how to prepare for the return to standard time:

  • Reset your clocks back one hour Saturday night before going to bed.
  • Children may have difficulty during bedtime and wake up time, so try to keep routines the same.
  • Be aware of and plan for comfort and safety issues.
  • Many fire departments encourage people to change the battery in their smoke/carbon dioxide detector when they change their clocks because it provides for a convenient reminder.

Did you know, daylight saving time in the U.S. was not intended to benefit farmers?

“Contrary to popular belief, American farmers did not lobby for daylight saving to have more time to work in the fields; in fact, the agriculture industry was deeply opposed to the time switch when it was first implemented on March 31, 1918, as a wartime measure,” according to History.com. “The sun, not the clock, dictated farmers’ schedules, so daylight saving was very disruptive. Farmers had to wait an extra hour for dew to evaporate to harvest hay, hired hands worked less since they still left at the same time for dinner and cows weren’t ready to be milked an hour earlier to meet shipping schedules. Agrarian interests led the fight for the 1919 repeal of national daylight saving time, which passed after Congress voted to override President Woodrow Wilson’s veto. Rather than rural interests, it has been urban entities such as retail outlets and recreational businesses that have championed daylight saving over the decades.”