Micro-Conservation; what the?

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OK here is my first true crack at it! Ha –

First let me give you the definitions of the words separately that I believe sum up my reason for blogging on this oh-so-important topic:

Micro: very small in comparison with others of its kind

Conservation: prevention of excessive or wasteful use of a resource

Second let me tell you why I want to talk about it! Honestly, having lived my whole life in conservation mode of “the rainforest is being depleted every minute!”, “our ozone layer has a hole in it from CFC’s!”, “our oceans have floating garbage patches!” I have felt COMPLETELY overwhelmed. I really care about these things and conservation is not just important, it is an essential duty we were given when we were created – see Genesis 1, God created the world and it was GOOD! Truly let’s first agree that we have a stewardship towards the earth that we should take seriously.

My delusions of grandeur growing up included thinking that I might be smart enough to fix one of these very large and complex issues! Yea right! Now that life has toppled into place, I find that while I can’t fix the big things, I can work on the small things. You other mom and dads, husbands and wives, probably have this figured out already but just in case you are like me and still finding your way — I hope to help guide you!

My blog series will include primarily the micro-conservation of:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Life Hacks (Grab Bag)

There, done. That wasn’t so bad really. Oh, my analysis says 300 words is a good length and without this sentence I was 293. 🙂 See? Even you can blog better than me!

I truly hope I have piqued enough interest for you to join me on this journey of incorporating micro-conservation into our daily lives with my first post about food coming up next!


Spring Water

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I was reading this post on raising locally minded kids (which is a subject for another post – we love our Farmers’ Market and go almost every week) which led me to a post about spring water (that has since become broken – 🙁 )

And I got to thinking about spring water and it reminded me of a memory from when I was a kid. I remember going with some of my friends and their parents to get spring water. I remember my excitement at seeing the spring and how cool I thought it was and I remember the clean, crisp taste of the water. I remember filling the big jugs with this special water.

And then I thought to myself, I would love to take Dominic to do this someday. I have fond memories of going and I think he would enjoy it too (I mean, of course he would, this kid loves water. He is like a little fish.)

So that lead me to findaspring.com and through there I discovered that there is still one public well left in Milwaukee. I almost couldn’t believe it – it was better than I was expecting. I was expecting that we would have to go out of the city to find a spring. But nope, we have one – the Pryor Avenue Iron Well.

So now I’ve got a new item for our “bucket list” – I want to take Dominic to get water from the Pryor Avenue Iron Well. As the name suggests, the water is also supposed to be high in iron, which also  excites me because I have in the past had problems with my iron level, so perhaps this water will help.

What about you? Do you have any experience with or memories of spring water/wells? Would you do it?

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