Last month, Isaac and I had the privilege of attending the ACRES USA Conference in downtown Columbus. While visiting the trade show, Isaac signed up for every drawing available. To his surprise, he was the winner of a weather station.
A few days later, a large box arrived with our new Acu-Rite 5-in-1 Weather Station. We had no idea how fancy it would be. I am not sure who likes it more, Isaac or Daniel.
The outside sensor, or what we call the spaceship, is mounted on one of our fence posts. This is the unit that measures the outside temperature, rainfall, wind speed and barometric pressure. You can tell I took this picture on a lovely winter day.
The inside unit has a huge color screen that is easy to read. It shows you the daily rainfall, monthly rainfall, wind speed, inside and outside temperature, humidity, and the windchill reading. There is a ticker at the bottom that scrolls through all kinds of information including weather forecasts specific to our house.
Like most country dwellers, the local television station is about 45 miles south of us, so the forecasts are pretty much a wild guess. As you can see from the picture above, we had some lovely weather last week. Our inside temp is not really 64, it is just sitting on a drafty windowsill. The boys (big and little) can be found most any time standing in front of the weather station. Walker loves to give us a running update on the windchill.
One of Daniel's favorite features of this new weather station is the phone app. He is able to log on while he is at work and see exactly what is going on at home. It doesn't really matter what the weather is at home when no one is there, but he is just that obsessed with the weather. I can only imagine how glued to his phone he will be when we have hay down.
We are all enjoying our new toy.
By the way...it is currently 25 degrees with 5 mph winds that makes it feel like 16 degrees.
Hello! I am Heather... the city girl turned mom to manure loving country boys. My husband and I both grew up in the city, but spent weekends visiting grandparents in the country. We are first generation farmers who learn best by almost always doing things the hard way. I hope you enjoy following along with our adventures down on the farm.