As all of us at FMA have experienced, water is not always here to stay, especially when you are getting your water from a spring. FMA’s water supply comes from a spring on the property, and occasionally water runs low.

This makes us enjoy the water we do have, but to build up the water supply we have had to learn a lot of water saving tricks. Like taking five minute showers, or even on some days, going without a shower. It could get smelly, but if we could survive expedition, then this was nothing.

Having to occasionally use the privy was a new experience for me, and we have gotten rather familiar with the saying, “If it’s yellow, let it mellow.”

The good thing is that water at FMA is far fresher than the tap “water” at home. And, as we all know, even in the “real” world, water conservation is becoming an increasingly important issue. The students at FMA now know the importance of conserving this vital resource. We do not take it for granted. It’s just one of the many things we are learning at this unique school.

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