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!
It’s a sign of the season. Thanks for joining me today on Ranch Raised.
In case you’ve been hibernating, or you just don’t have school aged children, let me remind you that it is cold and flu season. This week our family has been hit. We couldn’t hide from it forever despite our best efforts. The girls have taken their turns battling it at various stages this week. I have a second grader that went back to school but a 7th grader who is still fighting it. My 10th grader is back to hitting the books here at home. And just when I naively thought that baby boy was going to out run it he is burning up today. I tell you what I didn’t know that toddler could sit so still as he did this morning when I rocked him for hours while he watched cartoons. The same cartoons I’ve tried to entice him with for months to occupy a little bit of his time. I knew it was a serious situation when he wasn’t dragging his mud boots all over the house trying to get me to put them on him and instead opted for snuggles.
I’m no medical expert but we will just continue to get lots of rest, push lots of water, take some vitamins, make good nourishing food, take Epsom salts baths, and even sprinkle on some of that voodoo, I mean essential oils.
I know we are all doing the best we can to keep our families and communities healthy. Thank you to the medical personnel who are walking alongside their communities during cold and flu season.
So let’s just sign off today saying stay safe, stay healthy, drink your water, wash your hands, and cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze. Okay, that should cover it!
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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