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Celebrate Earth Day and GO DO These Things On Earth Before It’s Too Late!

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Earth Day is always April 22, but that should not stop you from celebrating the earth year-round. Here are 20 Earth Day activities you can do to honor Mother Nature and all of her beauty. We’ve rounded up 10 things you can DO every day to go green, as well as 10 places you can GO in this world that are being affected by climate change.

Part of living on this earth is tending to the land we’ve been given to inhabit, and leaving it a better place for our future generations. Many natural habitats are at risk of long-term survival due to climate changes, whether that means they are slowly melting, sinking, or being swallowed by the ocean, we’ve included 10 places you should go before they become a mere memory.

Beautiful Natural Places on Earth to GO, SEE, and DO on Earthy Day – Before It’s Too Late!

1. GO to The Dead Sea

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You must go see The Dead Sea and bathe in its healing mineral waters before they vanish. The dead sea’s famous water is vanishing for many reasons; the water is drying up, the salt is being mined, and the sea is being replenished by fresh water from natural underground wells, causing alarming sink holes in underground cavities from the changes of the salt to water balance.

2. DO Carpool

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Rally up the troops and get a carpool caravan together. The less cars on the road means less fuel emisions, and less gas and oil consumption. Plus, we could all use a little bonding time to and from the office. Taking a taxi? Consider using uber-pool, one of many green options for those smart-phone-savvy ride sharers.

3. GO to the Amazon Rainforest

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Visit the Amazonian rain forest before it’s too late! Enjoy tropical climates and 1000s exotic species in the wild, before there is nothing left. The rainforests of our planet are slowly decreasing in size due to a rise in local climate which causes the wildlife to suffer. Another reason is to make room for larger agricultural fields and industrial activities. In some cases, valuable rainforests are being burned down and turned into green pastures for cattle.

4. DO Buy Local

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Support your local businesses and buy your goods from them instead of the big chains.

5. GO to Kiribati

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This pacific island is being forced to evacuate due to climate change. Visit it’s beautiful blue coasts, before it’s consumed by the rising tide.

6. DO Go Paperless

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Stop receiving paper bills and receive them all via email. You’ll use less paper, and it will be easier to find the bills in your inbox making your whole bill-paying system more efficient! This is often as simple as selecting a check mark online or via your paper bill the next time you send it in.

7. GO Visit the Alps

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Enjoy the european mountainscape before it melts away. The Alps have been warming 3 times faster than the worldwide average. The Alps sustain skiing and tourism, they also feed freshwater to many of Europe’s lakes and rivers. If the Alps melt too rapidly, Europe could be in danger. Better plan that ski trip while you can!

8. DO Fix Leaks

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One leaky faucet can waste up to 3,000 gallons a year! Stop water wasting and check every last pipe in the house for drips.

9. GO Visit California

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Plan that family vacation to the Golden Coast, before they shrivel away! The drought in California is causing serious issues, forcing people to moderate their water usage and rethink their lush green lawns. Time to plan a trip and enjoy the sunny state before the grass gets any less green.

Get drought tolerant plant ideas here!

10. DO Recycle!

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Reduce, reuse, recycle! Reuse or repurpose what you can, and put everything else in the appropriate trash bin! Click here for how to recycle anything

11. GO to Gansu province, China.

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Rivers in China are quickly evaporating, better visit this beautiful National Park famous for it’s rainbow colored mountains, before it’s too hot to handle.

12. DO Send a Letter

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Write a letter (e-mail, or written) to your local representative to remind them that you care about the environment, and you think the city should too. Sometimes a few well-thought-out words can make a world of a difference.

13. GO to Venice

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Venice is sinking! Visit the charming canals in the romantic Italian city of Venice before it joins Atlantis at the bottom of the Mediterranean. Truthfully speaking, the city is losing .03 of an inch a year, causing existing flooding issues to increase.

14. DO Plant a Garden

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Create a space outside in your yard for the kids to tinker around in. Don’t have kids, you can enjoy tinkering around too! Get your hands a little dirty and try planting some fresh herbs that you can use for cooking. Start small, maybe a succulent garden is all you can handle for the time. Any green keeping is good for you.

15. GO to the Great Barrier Reef

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Enjoy a snorkel down under, and explore the Great Barrier Reef before it thins away. Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere has an affect on the ocean habitat as well. The barrier reef is thinning as coral finds it harder to form their unique shape, among other toxic-induced variables.

16. DO Neighborhood Cleanup

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Gather the crew and go clean the streets. It takes nothing more than some gloves and a trash bag to get started. When more people gather together, it becomes easier to make a difference.

17. GO to Glacier National Park

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This beautiful national park embedded in the landscape of Montana is formed entirely of glaciers. Glacier National Park is quickly vanishing as the glaciers melt. Book a trip before the land becomes an icy legend.

Go in the fall, it’s amazing.

18. DO Walk More

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Move your body, it’s good for your own internal ecosystem. Get outside and move around, whether you’re going for a casual stroll, or have an end destination in mind. You’re still doing the body good. Plus, any time you get somewhere without turning on an engine, you’re doing the earth a favor too.

19. GO Visit Tuvalu

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This pacific island is only 6 feet above sea level. Rising sea levels are forcing inhabitants to squirm,as they don’t have much room for vertical growth. Visit the beautiful blue island and it’s casual polynesian culture while there’s still dry land to set your sea-faring legs on.

20. DO Toss Your TRASH!

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Please, throw it away. If it blew away, chase it down, pick it up, and throw it away. Put it in the right bin, and know that this small effort is making a world of a difference in the long run.

That’s all, fellow homesteaders! Did you enjoy these 20 Things to GO & DO on Earth before it’s too late? Let us know in the comments section how you take part in saving the earth, and what sites you’ve visited!

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NYC Adds Nearly 4,000 People Who Never Tested Positive To Coronavirus Death Tolls

New York City added nearly 4,000 people who never tested positive for the coronavirus to its death toll Tuesday, bringing coronavirus-related deaths in the city to around 10,000 people.

The city decided to add 3,700 people to its death tolls, who they “presumed” to have died from the virus, according to a report from The New York Times. The additions increased the death toll in the U.S. by 17%, according to the Times report, and included people who were suffering from symptoms of the virus, such as intense coughing and a fever.

The report stated that Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio decided over the weekend to change the way the city is counting deaths.

“In the heat of battle, our primary focus has been on saving lives,” de Blasio press secretary Freddi Goldstein told the Times.“As soon as the issue was raised, the mayor immediately moved to release the data.”

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How To Make Lacto-Fermented Sauerkraut In A Mason Jar

The thing about homesteading is you get to create your own ingredient right from scratch! Cheese, yogurt, butter and now sauerkraut, a delightfully sour and crunchy ingredient you can use on your meals — or consume by itself — while on a homestead, or while facing this health crisis!

This homemade sauerkraut is a great meal because it has a long shelf life. You can either make plain sauerkraut or mix it with herbs and spices. In this tutorial let us make Lacto-fermented sauerkraut that preserves all the good probiotics in a jar, good for your guts.

So how to make sauerkraut in a mason jar?

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Delicious Sauerkraut Recipe Every Homesteader Should Know

Why Make Sauerkraut?

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Not only does sauerkraut spoil a long time, but it is also a meal in itself, and it is also easy to make! You don’t need to be an expert cook, all you need to do is follow these simple steps.

So let us get started. Here are the steps in making sauerkraut in a mason jar.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cabbage or 2 1/2 lbs cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon of salt

Tools Needed:

  • knife
  • bowl
  • mason jar
  • smaller jar
  • rubber band

Step 1: Wash & Clean the Tools & Ingredients



Wash all the equipment and utensils you need. Wash your hands too.

You don’t want to mix your sauerkraut with bad bacteria, anything that is going to make you sick.

Next, remove the faded leaves from your cabbage. Cut off the roots and the parts that don’t seem fresh.

Step 2: Cut the Cabbage Into Quarters & Slice Into Strips



Cut your cabbage into quarters and remove the core. Then, slice it into strips.

Step 3: Place in a Bowl & Sprinkle With Salt



Put the stripped cabbage into a bowl. Sprinkle the cabbage with 1 tablespoon of salt.

TIP: Use canning salt or sea salt. Iodized salt will make it taste different and may not ferment the cabbage.

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Step 4: Massage the Cabbage



Massage the cabbage for five minutes or more to get the juice out.

TIP: You’ll know it’s ready when you see a bit of juice at the bottom of the bowl and will look similar to coleslaw.

Step 5: Press Cabbage Into the Mason Jar



Add the cabbage to the mason jar gradually. Press it in hard to allow the juice to come out. Do this every time you add about a handful of cabbage.

IMPORTANT: Food should be covered by the liquid to promote fermentation. Add any excess liquid from the bowl to the jar.

Step 6: Press a Smaller Jar Into the Mason Jar



You want to squeeze every ounce of that juice from the cabbage. To do this place the mason jar in a bowl and get a smaller jar.

Fill it with water or marble to make it heavy. Press it into the bigger mason jar. Allow any juices to rise to the surface.

Step 7: Cover the Jars With Cloth & Tie With Rubber Band



Leave the small jar on. To keep your jars clean from annoying insects and irritating debris, cover your jars with a clean cloth. Then, use a rubber band to tie the cloth and the jars together, putting them in place.

Step 8: Set Aside & Check Daily

Set it aside in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight. Check the water level daily. It should always be above the cabbage.

Step 9: Taste Your Sauerkraut & Keep at Cool Temperatures

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After about five days, you can taste your sauerkraut. If the taste is to your liking, tightly cover it with the lid and store in the fridge or cellar.

NOTE: If after five days it’s still not your desired taste, leave it for a few more days. This will allow the fermentation process to continue.

You can now enjoy your sauerkraut in a mason jar. Enjoy its goodness! You can use it as a side dish or mix it with your favorite sandwich.

Things to Remember in Making Sauerkraut

  • Store away from direct sunlight and drafts.
  • Colder weather will make the process longer. Spring is the best time to make them since the warmth helps activate the fermentation.
  • Always make sure that the cabbage is below the water level during the entire fermentation process.
  • If the water level decreases during the fermentation process, you can make a brine and add it.

Let us watch this video from Kristina Seleshanko on how to make delicious Lacto-fermented sauerkraut in a mason jar!

So there you have it! Making Lacto-fermented sauerkraut in a mason jar is as easy as slicing the cabbage into strips. Remember that as long it remains unopened, your sauerkraut can last for months. Best of all, you can partner this sauerkraut in many recipes.

What do you think of this homemade recipe? Share your best sauerkraut recipe in the comments section below!

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9 SPRING VEGETABLES FOR YOUR GARDEN

Having plants in the house will bring peace to people. Having a little garden with vegetables is even better! You can grow these vegetables in your backyard garden easily as well!

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In this article:

  1. Tomato
  2. Eggplant
  3. Beet
  4. Spinach
  5. Pea
  6. Carrot
  7. Radish
  8. Cauliflower
  9. Asparagus

Growing veggies in your garden will give you an opportunity to understand what you eat and value it more. Early spring is when most vegetables are being planted. Keep reading to learn about 9 spring vegetables that anyone can grow in their garden!

Tomato

Tomato is the most popular garden vegetable in the States! There are different varieties to choose from. Tomatoes need to be planted in early spring because they won’t survive a frost.

Because tomatoes are consumed daily, try adding them to your garden! They’re not difficult to grow either.

Eggplant

Eggplants are known to have low-calorie, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Plus, they are delicious! So why not plant them in your garden?

Eggplants shouldn’t be planted too early because they won’t be able to survive a frost. So you could consult an expert in your area before you plant your eggplants.

Beets

Beets are known to be a superfood for its various health benefits. They’re easier to grow in the garden, usually around late March or early April.

If the weather is always cool, beets will keep getting bigger and bigger. Once the weather starts to warm up, you’ll need to harvest them, or they’ll go to waste.

Spinach

Spinach is a delicious early spring veggie, and it’s also very beneficial for health. And it’s not difficult to grow spinach in your garden!

Spinach needs cold weather to grow. Getting spinach to grow is easy, but keeping it growing will require some extra care.

Pea

Peas are usually planted in late April. Peas will die in freezing temperatures, but they also won’t survive the heat either. So make sure you plant your peas in early spring.

Peas are widely used in many different ways, and there are different types of peas. The soil you’ll be planting your peas should be suitable for them, so make sure you ask while buying seeds.

Carrot

There are different types of carrots, but regardless of their size and color, it’s a fact that carrots are both delicious and rich in vitamins.

They’re root vegetables, so with proper sun and watering, they can be picked up as baby carrots as well.

Radish

A radish is an excellent option for beginners because it doesn’t require too much care. Radish is easy to harvest.

Radish grows fast, so it’s better to keep an eye on it after a few weeks. Radish usually is grown pest-free, but there’s always the chance of unwanted guests, so watch out for worms. Radish can be eaten raw or can be added to garnish recipes.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower isn’t the easiest vegetable to grow at home, but it is very popular.

Cauliflower grows better in colder weather, so before you plant it, consider the climate of your garden. Cauliflower can be eaten raw or cooked, and it is known to be very beneficial for health.

Asparagus

Freshly picked, tender asparagus is very delicious!

Asparagus plants get more productive with each harvest, and mature asparagus harvest can last for months! Make sure you plant them at the correct time, or else they might go to waste.

All the vegetables listed above are great for your healthy diet, and it’s fun to watch them grow. So don’t miss out on the opportunity to grow your own veggies and eat healthy this spring!

So tell us which veggies will you be growing this spring? Tell us in the comments section!

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