The actual numbers vary by date of inquiry, but the bottom line is that we are bracing ourselves for yet another dry season. As of February 10, the statewide snowpack is only 25 percent of normal, down from 50 percent in December, due to warm temperatures in January. Unfortunately, the promising December storms were followed by a near-rainless January, which is historically our wettest month.
As we wrap up another season, processors and most growers are elated over the low navel orangeworm (NOW) damage experienced this year. Discussions with the NOW researchers and crop consultants suggest there are several factors that worked in our favor besides us just getting lucky. Dr. Joel Siegel and crop advisers have trap data suggesting that the overwintering NOW population was markedly less this season than 2013 and 2012.
Lean meats. Search the internet for "best sources of protein," and 9 times out of 10, lean meats like turkey breast, chicken breast, pork chops, beef and veal will top the lists. For vegetarians, trying to track down protein-rich meals and snacks can be a little deflating.
It takes a village to get 2013 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jeremy Jones up and down a mountain. He spends months, if not years, studying maps and tracking weather patterns. He recruits snowboarding partners and avalanche experts.
After water, protein is the most plentiful substance in your body. Every part that makes you, well, you – your eyes, your skin, your muscles, your blood, even your bones – is made up of cells that contain protein.
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