A diary of the projects, hurdles, rewards and family life at we recorded at Wise Acres, our former homestead in Horsefly, BC. (Careers and teenagers have forced us back into the city, at least for a little while.)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Water Footprints?

Here's an interesting chart that caught my eye today.

It points out some well-known and lesser-well-known choices one could make to lessen one's water use.

GOOD Transparency - Walk This Way [GOOD Magazine via Serious Eats via Lifehacker]

I'm going to assume they mean industrial beef, rather than grass-fed beef. I'm not saying grass-feeding uses no water, but I suspect it uses less.


  1. Interesting...but I still don't believe that I use 20 gallons of water to wash my dishes.

  2. I don't believe I use 20 gallons to wash dishes either! My in-laws uses to have a dishwasher and I hated the noise, the chemical taste on the dishes after, the wear and tear on the dishes. AND, by the time you rinsed (and I don't care what they say you have to rinse if not washing immediately), loaded and unloaded the darn thing, one didn't save a whole lot of time either ... let alone having to have a gazillion dishes on hand so one had dishes to eat off of until the thing filled up. AND one still had to do the pots by hand. I wouldn't have one! I think those figures are why off the beam. My rant for the day.

  3. Hi Joanne,

    I loved your Sheep movie and the song to go with! I left you a comment on the You Tube site. I think you've chosen a great life.