UPDATE: MARCH 22, 2010
It has been two years since I made three or four entries in this blog about The Pioneer Woman. At that time the average person was just finding out she was Ree Drummond, wife of Ladd, member of a rich ranching family in Oklahoma. I think she had won “Best Kept Secret” blog about that time. Because I write this blog for the heck of it, I have only recently scrolled far enough down on the site management page to see it contains a graph with visit statistics.
I saw on Friday a tremendous jump and discovered it had to be related to the news that PW/Reese Witherspoon are in the news regarding a possible movie version of the Ladd and Ree Drummond Romance Story.
Obviously, all that is here is pretty much zippo. And obviously The Pioneer Woman has gone way beyond the best secret blog thingie. I’m sorry if you came here looking to be enlightened about her. She has a giant following, having started by writing about ranch life and sharing pictures of an Oklahoma Shangri-La. And she diversified with recipes, home-schooling, photography lessons and big time giveaways . . . into the Big Time of success. A dissenting opinion about her wonderfulness by a blogger who has actually spent time at her ranch can be found at My Sister’s Farmhouse.
As for me, I liked seeing pictures of the ranch and learning a little about the cattle-working process, and now I check in every now and then to see what’s up.
This is odd; I thought I wrote a post about the Pioneer Woman and the stats show people found this site by searching for her name, but I can’t find that post I thought I wrote.
I remember I said her husband’s name was Ladd and her father-in-law was Charles R. and that once the Drummond family had owned over 100,000 acres.
Hmmm . . . I wonder what happened.
UPDATE: You know, I may have accidentally deleted that post. Drat. Oh, I think Ladd’s nickname is Woody.
Since then I have written: What is it about the Pioneer Woman?
UPDATE #2: And then I wrote no more because I had satisfied my curiosity and gotten used to seeing the things in ranching life. I still go there to see more and look at the lodge pictures and now and then her other topics – I don’t cook though and that is why The Leaning Cow is located at the Peanut Butter Cafe & Roadhouse.