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!
For those of you that need to hear this, don’t forget to move that meat entrée of your choice from the freezer to the fridge today! Thanks for listening in today right here on Ranch Raised!
Will it be turkey, prime rib or a big sliced ham?
Maybe the crown jewel of your Thanksgiving table will be a juicy rack of lamb.
Today is the day you have to commit!
To host Thanksgiving dinner takes true grit.
There is not turning back now, there is a big hunk of meat to thaw.
You don’t want to go down in history as the host who served Thanksgiving dinner raw.
You are making your lists and checking them twice.
To the store you must go and Lordy, don’t even look at the price!
The butter, the sugar, the spices and more,
You have to grab it all because your do not want to back to this store!
The anxiety builds and you can see the sweat on other shopper’s brow.
The first Thanksgiving seemed to simple, how did we get here now?
Just keep it simple, my dear friend.
It’s not a competition to see how much at the store you can spend.
Don’t exhaust yourself with effort of putting on a feast.
Corn or green bean casserole will be what they remember the least.
Apple, pumpkin, pecan pie,
There really is no need to have 10 desserts to try.
No need to go overboard with a fancy table and decorations galore.
Just focus on the people that are coming to your home and you will need nothing more.
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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.