I told Jeff I would milk for three months if he would get me a calf. He agreed. We named her Daisy, she is eleven days old today, and she is absolutely adorable. We won't actually get milk for a couple years, but we're still excited to have her. I bought a halter for her, and we're teaching her to let us lead her, but cows don't really like going where you want them to. We (okay, I) wanted her so that we can use her milk for cream, butter, and cheese. Her mom gives 6-7 gallons per day, so Daisy should be a pretty high producer. When she is full grown she will weigh about 800 lbs.
I've been working on building my property management business. So far I am not managing much, so I've been working on marketing a lot. I sent out 273 postcards to people who either bought or tried to sell multifamily housing in Salt Lake county within the last year. A couple people called from that, but it hasn't resulted in any new management contracts---yet. I also developed a flyer for other Realtors to give to their clients that are having trouble selling in this economy. I designed sticky notes (with a message to the Realtors), and once the flyers arrive (probably Tuesday), I will be able to go out to other real estate offices and introduce myself to other Realtors. I had 500 flyers printed, and I think they are a good direction to head.
Last week started a property management blog. I am http://thepropertymanager.wordpress.com. I have other websites, like my name .com and slcpropertymanagement.com, but I don't know how to put a blog on one of those sites (yet) so I figured I might as well start anyway. The blog only has a few posts so far, because it is new. I keep checking statistics to see if other people have found it at all, and it never has any views at all. That's okay! I'm still excited about it. These things take time.
I have also written more emergency preparedness blog posts.
I haven't mentioned this for a while on this blog, so there are a lot of new posts. I finished my series on sprouting, and then I wrote about: HAM radio, storing various types of fuel, food storage for restricted diets, a couple posts about specific eFoods Direct products, and bartering. Now I am writing a series called "Preparedness Chickens" which is to help people understand how they can start keeping chickens in their backyard, as part of their emergency preparedness and food storage.
11 April 2011 - Sprouting: How to Choose Seeds
18 April 2011 - Sprouting Supplies
25 April 2011 - Try Sprouting!
2 May 2011 - You'll wish you had a HAM radio!
9 May 2011 - How to get your HAM radio license
16 May 2011 - Storing Gasoline?
23 May 2011 - Storing Propane for an Emergency
30 May 2011 - Food Storage for Restricted Diets, part I
6 June 2011 - Food Storage for Restricted Diets, part II
13 June 2011 - Kerosene, White Gas, and Butane
20 June 2011 - Storing Wood or Coal
27 June 2011 - Best. Snack. Ever.
4 July 2011 - eFoods Direct Blueberry Muffins Recipe
11 July 2011 - Bartering in an Emergency
18 July 2011 - Everyday Bartering
25 July 2011 - Prepare to Create Value in an Emergency
1 August 2011 - Preparedness Chickens - part 1
8 August 2011 - Preparedness Chickens - part 2
15 August 2011 - Preparedness Chickens - part 3
22 August 2011 - Preparedness Chickens - part 4
29 August 2011 - Preparedness Chickens - part 5
I have three upcoming posts about chickens, and then I will be moving along to another topic. There has also been a change in the schedule, so now I will be posting every other Monday, instead of every Monday.
Well, this is about enough for now. We're doing well. Please think happy thoughts of me finding properties to manage. :)