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!
When life gives you eggs, make cookies! Thanks for stopping by today to Ranch Raised.
Our eclectic new collection of pullets or young egg layers are starting to earn their keep and we are finding little pullet eggs around the barn. My prediction is, it is the big Neiderheiner girls that have been the first to start leaving these surprises.
But then yesterday my husband found the golden egg, okay, not really, but you would have thought it was made of gold as excited as we all were. A little tiny egg just bigger than a quarter. Ahhh, this must be an egg from one of the Bantam pullets. We have never had any Bantams, so this is an exciting new adventure for us. What can I say, it doesn’t take much to impress us.
So with a few dozen eggs in the house, it is time to get to baking. I’m going to whip up my big batch of Chocolate Chip cookies that calls for 6 eggs. I need to send a few dozen cookies town for District FFA Livestock Judging. Any extras will get consumed by my resident cookie monsters. I will whip up another batch later this week to send to my uncle’s bull sale.
Come back tomorrow and I will share my big batch Jones Ranch Chocolate Chip cookie recipe! It is my go to recipe when I need to feed a big crowd. You can even scoop our your cookie dough and freeze individual pucks on parchment paper for fast baking during the busy holiday season!
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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