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February 7th, 2017

This time of year is when I notice that the days are getting longer. When I get up in the morning, the sun is starting to peek over the horizon, when Mr Chiots gets home from work there’s often a tiny bit of light left in the Western sky.

During the winter, I check my weather app daily to see how many hours of light we have. I watch it decline to below 9 hours and then steadily climb back up again. When we reach 10 hours a day I’m always happy as a clam, knowing that spring is truly on its way!

Do you have significant changes in number of daylight hours in your area?

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  1. Brenda on February 7, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Thank you for showing this screenshot. I haven’t had a smart phone long (a week) but this is my type app. I too am a diligent watcher of day length. I even print off calendars for myself and my grandchildren :) I watch the morning sunrise time and the evening sunset time. My husband’s commute and after work barn chores are so much easier in the daylight! I am always surprised by the extra time into January for the the morning sunrise time to start finally getting earlier. My calendar had Feb.2 as the first 10+ hour day, by Feb 21 my toddler Grandson will start arriving at sunrise, and by the end of the month my husband will get about 2 hours to do chores. And, the chickens are happy! It’s a great month.

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