Just out of curiosity. When does evening start to you? Sundown? 5 PM? 6 PM?
To me it's about 6 PM.
I wonder if the part of the country where you were raised would matter? Or
where you currently live?
I didn't Google this because it would probably affect my opinion.
You know it's time to clean the refrigerator
when something closes the door from the inside.
The more interesting thing is how you rationalize your answer:
"When it (starts to) gets dark"
"When it starts cooling off"
"When the evening news airs"
I.e., how would your rationalization be affected by moving to the extreme
latitudes, a cooler climate, evening news at 4PM, etc.?
It was after chores were done on my parent's farm. They
did all the things people might picture as being farmer things.
Milking the cow, feeding the other cattle, sloppin' the
hogs, and feeding the chickens.
Running milk through the cream separator and picking eggs
were other routines.
The things I described were routine farmer things in the old
neighborhood. Those routines are gone for the most part.
The only animal on a lot of farms is the dog.
The cattle feeders do raise corn but it's for their own
use. Most of it goes into silage. They spread the manure on
the fields. The runoff from the lots goes into catch pits.
That stuff is pumped throughirrigation systems to get rid of
it and get the fertilizer value out of it.
Evening for me is just whenever I get off work. That
varies by season since I work outside for a farm related
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If I'm home, 5PM
If I'm commuting from work, when I get home if it's after 5, or 6PM
even if I'm not home yet.
When I'm still out but I haven't been at work, 6PM.
It has to do with the rush of the day being over and being able to
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