Farmers and Predicting the Weather

Before meteorologists and the Internet, farmers had to rely on other means to predict the weather.

French barometer
A French-made barometer that reads (from left to right): Tempete (storm); Grande Pluie (great rain); Pluie du Vent (rain and wind); Variable (changeable); Beau Temps (nice weather); Beau Fixe (looking good for a while); and Tres Sec (very dry).
Photo courtesy Sam Moore