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!
The lights are twinkling, and it is yet to be seen if we will have a blanket of snow on the ground for Christmas but we are here to spread the cheer, today on Ranch Raised! If you have young kids like we do, this month becomes a busy blurr! Christmas programs at church and at school. Christmas parties in classrooms and with various groups and clubs. Add in the usual chores around the ranch and it all piles up fast! But, as the song says, “Its the most wonderful time of the year!”
My family knows that I am a Christmas minimalist! I do not plan big shopping days to far off malls and big boxed stores. I do all of my shopping locally in our little towns or the girls and I make handmade gifts, which seem to be everyone’s favorite to receive.
This month on Ranch Raised I’m going to help you with my tips and tidbits about finding the best gifts in your little communities. My motto has always been, “Be Vocal! Buy Local!” I will share some of our favorite handmade gifts that have become annual favorites, and you can bet that there will be a recipe or two thrown in the mix.
So, stick around all month and if you miss an episode, you can catch it on the Your Ag Network app or website! My Basic Buckaroo Donut recipe can be found there! Be watching because this month I am going to take this simple classic and jazz it up for the holiday season. It will be a must try for a Christmas break breakfast!
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 former 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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