Sunday, October 25, 2009

Time Change

Yeah, believe it or not, the Autumn is here officially for a month already, and this weekend the time changed to winter time (or savings time, as the Americans call it).

For us here at the Kipp d´Amundsen kennels, this brings three major things - getting up into darkness, running dogs in darkness, when we do longer trips, and doing many of our outside building projects with the assistance of a special lamp with two strong 500W reflectors, to "stretch out" the days.

This is usually the time of the year when we get at least a little bit of the first snow, so the darkness doesn´t feel so dark, but not this year.

With the time change, we are entering the darkest period of the year, the two upcomming months will be full of nearly constant darkness. If anyone thinks it doesn´t effect you, believe me, it does. We might be in more "advantage" than other folks, as we keep ourselves quite ocupied with training the dogs and making plans for races, etc., and the snow on the ground helps greatly.

While surfing on the net, I came across an interesting chart on Rick Kratzke´s Whitetail Woods blog post, about the daylight savings time.

Wishing all of ya around the globe a positive mind during the times of dark!

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