5 responses to Indiana Amish vindicated: ‘Daylight savings’ actually sucking savings out of Hoosier pockets
  • I had not heard that before. Very interesting. Thank you for sharing all about Daylight Savings.

    Blessings,

    Gina

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    Comment on Indiana Amish vindicated: ‘Daylight savings’ actually sucking savings out of Hoosier pockets (March 9th, 2009 at 15:22)

    Thanks Gina, very kind of you!

  • It appears the Indiana Amish are true Hoosiers, who have their own ideas about time zones. Until recently Indiana people have been quite nonconforming. Three years ago in Pulaski my wife noted that some business places in town had two clocks — the city fathers couldn’t agree on which summer time system to adopt, so people used both. It’s good to see that there is some resistance to standardizing and MacDonaldizing the whole world.

  • I don’t quite understand, since if you work with the sun, it doesn’t really matter WHAT the clock says….the hours in summer are longer if you live anywhere but the equator. Sort of like the dairy farmers who say it messes with the cows…lactation adapts, and farmers could always milk at the same global time regardless of the clock time. Baffles me.

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    Comment on Amish factory workers AM shift (March 15th, 2009 at 14:41)

    Amish factory workers AM shift

    Good question Dawn, the majority of the N. Indiana Amish in question are not farmers but rather factory workers and typically get up around 3 am to work a shift until maybe early afternoon. Daylight savings or not, they are up before the dawn just by virtue of the typical factory schedule.

    So the days essentially last an hour longer for them–they get home and the tendency is to stay up until the sun sets, ie due to the kids being up and a natural inclination to use whatever hours of daylight you have productively outside.

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