Ree Drummond (Pioneer Woman)

Anne Marie “Ree” Drummond / b. 1969 / Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA / Children’s book author, Autobiographer, Television Host, Founder of The Pioneer Woman blog and product line

(Note: Sources of all quotations are unkown)


I prefer cooking to baking. Baking, to me, is very precise, and it’s about perfection.

Daily Life

My days are spent wrangling children, chipping dried manure from boots, washing jeans, and frying calf nuts.

Drummond on Drummond

I’m not a chef, and I’m not an expert at anything. I’m just a mom and a wife.

I’m a thirty-something ranch wife, mother of four, moderately agoraphobic middle child who grew up on a golf course in the city.

I’m a writer and a photographer – I’m totally aware that doesn’t always translate to TV.

If I were a single person living in a city, I could support myself, but I probably wouldn’t have a blog, because I would have nothing to blog about.

I was the last person that any of my friends would have pictured moving to the boonies.

The truth of the matter is that I live on an isolated cattle ranch in the middle of Oklahoma and that’s not going to change.


Christmas and Thanksgiving are the two days of the year where we know the spurs are going to stay off the boots because the family doesn’t have to work. It’s such a nice – and rare – treat!


I’m so boring. My idea of a great day is just to be home with absolutely nothing to do.


I’m as flawed as the next person. But maybe I inspire women because I’m an example that you should never assume that where you are in life or what you’re doing is going to remain exactly as it is forever.

Pioneer Woman

I didn’t even know any cowboys growing up. When my friends heard that I was marrying a cattle rancher and moving to the country, they literally could not believe it. They started calling me the Pioneer Woman as a joke.

Now I live in the middle of nowhere on a working cattle ranch.

I think people are drawn to ‘The Pioneer Woman,’ not because I am some fascinating person but because I present things that a lot of people can relate to.

Small Towns

I think a common misconception about a small town in rural America is that everyone believes the same way, and nothing could be further from the truth.