Rib-eye and T-Bone
If you’ve ever had home grown beef, then you know that once you try it, it’s hard to go back. Browning hamburger meat was a new experience. I would wind up with so little grease that there wasn’t even enough to drain! Friends had heard about our new adventure and wanted some home grown meat of their own.
Hanging out at the auction, we talked to some of the locals. It seems you could pick up a couple of Holstein calves at the dairy for only $50 a piece. That seemed like a pretty good deal. Rib-eye and T-bone soon arrived at The Hardy Ranch.
These were little guys were only a week old. For the first couple of months we had to feed them with giant baby bottles. The calves would butt their heads into the bottle, as they would a momma cow, trying to get more milk. Looking to us for food, they became quite tame.