The clocks went back an hour at the weekend yet my body clock is still running on summertime (a shame the weather isn't) and I'm awake thinking it's 5.30 am and time to get up.
To be honest at this time of year even 5.30 am is too early as there is little I can do outside whilst it's still dark.
During the Spring and Summer I have the incubator to check for chicks that have hatched overnight, the youngest chicks in the small brooder, in the utility room to feed, clean etc. the same goes for the older chicks in the brooder shed. The growers in the nursery pen to let out and feed, to look in on any broody hens who are sitting and egg orders to make up, all before going to the yard at 7am, where we have an hour before work to let out, feed, water, collect eggs and clean out the nest boxes of the laying hens and breeding flocks
However today, as it is only 4.30am and the busiest time of the year is over I lay in bed wishing we could have just one dry day this week..