Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, November 8, 2021

Fall Back

I didn't grow up with Daylight Savings Time -- 
it happened after I graduated from high school.

I've never been a fan --
I hate to lose that hour of sleep in the spring
And in the fall, I'm still on summer time.

But what I hate the most is 
the clocks.

Except for the one on the Smart TVs and the cell phone,
all the other clocks at Linderhof
have to be changed by hand!

In the spring it's easy, you just move them ahead one hour.
but in the fall . . . you can't move them back!

Each clock is a challenge

And on that first Sunday in November,
I'm sorry that I have a clock fetish
And we have way too many clocks!

The one on my bedside table.   It's a little oak clock

that I found here in Fort Scott --

I love it and it's a perfect bedside clock.

It's a battery so I just take the battery out for an hour

(or more if I forget and then I have to move the hands ahead)

My dressing table clock is a small Waterford clock and it's a battery one too.

So I take the battery out of that one as well.

The mantle clock that was a wedding present to my parents.
It's my most beloved clock
And it has Westminster chimes
(too loud chimes if you ask the grands -- it keeps them awake)
You stop the movement for an hour (you hope) and then restart
And viola -- it's the correct time!

Another wooden clock.   Another battery clock.  
 Found in a little shop in Minnesota when we were visiting our daughter and her family.   

The living room clock.   You stop the pendulum and hopefully remember to start it again in an hour!


The clock that's a sham. 
It's not a grandfather clock at all!
It's not old -- it's from Bombay Company!
And since it is -- it's a battery so you just take it out and put it back in after an hour.

 The clock on the dining room mantle.
You stop it and then restart it in an hour.

The clocks are all "on time" now and will be until next March.

And on time change Sunday, I always wish that we never switched to Daylight Savings Time!