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!
Thank you for wrapping up your work week with me, here on Ranch Raised!
I can not believe that we are staring down the barrel of Thanksgiving week in the blink of an eye!!! How did that happen! I have a prime rib in the freezer, so I will be ready.
It is hard for me to even think ahead to next week. We stay so busy in the day to day responsibilities around here, it is a blessing and curse.
Tonight our girls have their 4-H Achievement Night to wrap up their 4-H year. Then this weekend we have some fence that needs put up around cornstalks so we better take advantage of the decent weather while it is holding out. There are never enough hours of daylight and honestly, we know that we will just end up working in the dark this time of year.
I am still feeling a bit under the weather so I think I will crank out some comfort food. I really want some chicken and noodle soup, but I am sort of a noodle snob. My mother in law has spoiled us. We give her lots of eggs and she makes us noodles. But, I used up the last of my homemade noodles in beef stroganoff last week. So some cheesy, ham & potato soup will for sure be on the menu. And knowing my oldest daughter, there will more than likely be some baking of some sort going on.
Good luck to all of the hunters out there. Stay safe and stay off land you don’t have permission to be on. Which is kinda of the same thing as saying “stay safe” I guess. Take care everyone and come on back to Ranch Raised on Monday!
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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.