Ranch Raised – Episode 229

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Ranch Raised - Episode 229

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 the great peach debate! Thanks for joining me today on Ranch Raised.
It’s finally hitting, preservation season has hit my kitchen. I am deep in peaches and pears right now. Which brings me to today’s subject. I am having this seasonal internal struggle.

How much of these peaches do I freeze and how much do I can. It seems like I never hit the happy spot. And honestly, I usually run short on frozen peaches during the year. So I have tried to start my preservation season by freezing more peaches right off the bat. Don’t get me wrong, my family will eat a peach in form, but my girls love making smoothies, so freezing sliced peaches in quart size ziplock bags makes for really handy smoothies packs after school.

However, with so much beef in my freezer, I don’t have a plethora of freezer space to keep all the frozen peaches in there that they may need for the year. So inevitably the majority of these peaches have to end up canned to hang out in the pantry. And that is fine with my family too. I will also use the left over juices and bits to make peach jelly, which my husband calls sunshine in a jar. And of course, peach syrup, which we love on pancakes and making peach tea with. This year I am going to try peach pepper jelly too!

I want to hear from you! So tell me your favorite ways to preserve peaches on the Ranch Raised FB page! Share a recipe with me or just leave a comment! Happy preserving and have a great day!

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Karina ranches with her husband, Marty, and 3 daughters 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 that is broadcast on 60 radio stations with coverage in 9 states, where she deep dives into cattle industry issues and highlights R-CALF’s work on 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 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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