Ranch Raised with Karina Jones – Yes, I made the pie!

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Ranch Raised with Karina Jones - Yes, I made the pie!

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!

Thanks for joining me on this midweek check in, right here on Ranch Raised. 

First of all we’ve got some “old business” on the agenda that we need to clear up. Yesterday was National Pie Day. My husband said if I talked about National Pie Day here and didn’t celebrate it at our own table then he was going to turn me in for “false advertising.” His sweet tooth was doing the talking, not his heart, okay maybe his belly. But I am just here to verify that I did indeed make a pie.  

I asked for input on social media about what kind of pie you all liked, and I got some great responses. I did have to admit I have never had coconut cream or even the sour cream & raisin pie that I hear so much about.  

My crust came together beautifully. I wanted to whip up a pecan pie because it is my husband’s favorite. I even had whipping cream to whip together some fresh whipped cream to put on top. But, then the practical side of my brain started talking. I knew I had a bunch of apples left over from FFA fruit sales last month. Once I peeked inside the box and I knew that no one in my house was going to eat them in their withering state. I was at a fork in the road with the apples. They either become apple cider vinegar or they go into a baking project! 

The apples had a major “glam up” as my girls would say and my husband got a beautiful lattice topped apple pie which he enjoyed a quarter of it last night and another quarter for breakfast this morning. So, he must be deficient on dessert the way he is going through this one! 




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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 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.

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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