- Author: Wendy Powers
The first half of each week seems to go by slowly, then all of a sudden we are at the end of another week. I don't know how or why that happens! Perhaps I am alone in experiencing this. UC ANR has had some nice call outs in the press. Last weekend I caught part of a show that referenced the 2019-2020 Annual Report and interviewed 4-H youth from Oroville and Chico! The youth talked about the life lessons learned through animal projects. Hopefully a future show features SPIN (special interest) activities.
It is hard to believe that May 12 will be the second UC ANR Walks event during COVID. With less than 40% of adults fully vaccinated across the U.S., I have to wonder if it will be the last. Availability isn't the barrier now. I am ready to resume normal work load and schedule, return to the office, and put the face masks away. It is time to get back to in person meetings, travel, and our traditional events, but lack of herd immunity stands in the way.
In the meantime, I spent a fair bit of time this week reviewing merit packages and annual evaluation documents. I need to prepare for next week's Program Council meeting. It promises to not only be lengthy, but also lively.
The fire season is already lively. I can see what I believe to be the Calaveras County fire from my house. I would prefer to just see the snowpack, but it is receding quickly. Even cows that have escaped their fencing next door are a preferred view from my office garage. We have much work to do to reduce fire risk, among other things. On to another week that seems to run, not walk.