Ranch Raised with Karina Jones – Bacon, eggs, and a whole lotta summer! EP 414

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Ranch Raised with Karina Jones - Bacon, eggs, and a whole lotta summer! EP 414

Karina Jones is a real-life ranch wife in the Nebraska Sandhills and one of the most highly sought-after speakers in the cattle industry nationwide!

Bacon, eggs, and a whole lotta summer, that is what we served for breakfast this morning on the Jones Ranch! Thanks for celebrating with us today on Ranch Raised!

If you’ve been around here very long, you know that this momma is the happiest when I have all my chicks in the nest! School is out and it is time to get back to our daily lives on the Jones Ranch.

My broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage are loving this weather! I do have a few replants due to a rogue cow meandering her way through the garden, but that is to be expected around here. Radishes are popping up and I want to get another planting of them started as well as another row of lettuce.

I will tell you what is not doing anything and that is my potatoes. I fear that our cool wet weather came at the wrong time for the last week. I hadn’t seen anything peeking up out of the ground after them being under for 3 weeks. My suspicions were confirmed when I dug one up yesterday and it was rotted. So, there you go, I will gladly sacrifice my potatoes for the moisture that we received to get the grass growing. Consider it my gift to all of you. I will need to pick up some more seed potatoes and try again. Honestly, this is the first time I have ever had potatoes rot, so I guess it was my turn.

I’m going to let the soil warm up a bit more before I put in my heat loving plants. But in the meantime, I will keep working on my vision of a new strawberry bed planted in an old cattle tank.

I would love to hear a garden update from your backyard! So leave me a message on our Ranch Raised FB page!


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Karina ranches with her husband, Marty, and 4 children near Broken Bow, NE. She grew up in western NE, with roots also in southwest SD. The cattle industry and raising kids is her passion.

Watching the cattle industry go the path that it has gone, she could no longer sit quietly at home checking cows, fixing fence, and doing all the everyday tasks wondering when some else was going to make it all better. As she became more active and outspoken on industry issues, she was asked to join the R-CALF USA staff in September 2020 as the Checkoff Petition Campaign manager. That position transcended into her current role as full time Field Director for R-CALF USA.

You can hear her almost every Friday on Your Ag Network’s Hot Barn Report, where she deep dives into cattle industry issues and industry reforms. Listen to Ranch Raised on a Your Ag Network hometown station or www.youragnetwork.com where she talks about her daily life on the Jones Ranch.

Cattle producers are her people. She will meet you at the county fair, at the sale barn, or anywhere the dusty trail leads.
karina@youragnetwork.com or visit facebook.com/ranchraisedwithkarinajones

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