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!
Ghosts, Goblins, and Gallons of Goodies! Thanks for starting Halloween week with me right here on Ranch Raised.
There may have been a strong chill in the air requiring coveralls, extra layers, and hot cocoa to get through morning chores, but it was an absolutely glorious weekend at the Jones Ranch.
Our best big sister, Barbie Cowgirl, real cowgirl and little pumpkin got to enjoy the generosity of our local business community and trick or treat around the town square Friday afternoon. Old man winter blew in on Saturday which meant my big girls spent less time in the barn and more time in the house. I guess, a true changing of the seasons. And I didn’t mind one bit.
We filled our weekend with soups and lots of baking, watching movies, decorating cookies, and of course some laundry! I mean, you didn’t think I was going to let them off the hook, did you?
There were also multiple rounds of Hocus Pocus Punch consumed! Remember I shared that secret potion on Friday. It is just orange soda and vanilla ice cream.
So while it may seem that I really have nothing to report on this ordinary Monday. Maybe it is that I have everything to report. Spending time with those you love doesn’t have to take you to far off lands or cost buckets of money. You can make the best memories right in your own home and you absolutely should!
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.
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