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21 Photos of the Drummond Ranch That Are Just So Pretty

All taken by Ree herself. 🤠

Headshot of Kelly O'SullivanBy Kelly O'Sullivan
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Ree Drummond

It's safe to say that when Ree Drummond up and married a cowboy and moved from the 'burbs to rural Pawhuska, she was a little bit of a fish out of water. (The proof is in the story of how she got The Pioneer Woman nickname!) It took a few years, but she eventually shed her city-girl ways and settled in to life on the Drummond ranch.

Over the years, Ree has gotten used to rising before five every morning, trudging through snow and ice to feed animals, and driving more than an hour to see a movie on the big screen. Her central nervous system isn't fazed by Tornado Valley thunderstorms, she's a pro at getting cattle to move off the road, and setting prairie grass on fire is part of her annual spring cleaning. And that's all on top of wrangling a husband, kids, and seven dogs!

It may seem like a lot to handle, but life in Pawhuska is unlike any other. "Being on the ranch, absent the buildings and highways of cities, we’re really able to see the four seasons of the year in all their dramatic glory," Ree says.

Don't just take her word for it—see all the beauty for yourself in these pretty photos. But be warned: They may inspire you to pack everything up and move to the country!

A Lucky Shot

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Did you know basset hounds are at the end of every rainbow? 😉

Rainy Days

When you live on a ranch, all rain is good rain. That's why this thunderstorm that formed right above the house was equal parts beautiful and a little scary. Ree described the lightening as, "The battle of good vs. evil, meteorological edition."

The Drummond Dock

"Sometimes I feel like our old dock," Ree says. "Warping boards (dry skin), vegetation growing where it shouldn’t (stray hairs?), partially underwater (age 50), no one wants to sit on it (😂??), but still solidly afloat and happy to see the sun come up every morning."

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Double Trouble

Just when you think Rusty and Fred can't look any more handsome, they step out under this sky.

Winter Bliss

Blue skies and fluffy clouds in the middle of February prove that the ranch is beautiful year-round!

Lucy's Best Life

Lucy loves life on the ranch. She's always smiling!

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Early Riser

Is it just us, or could Todd riding into the rising sun easily be mistaken for Ladd?!

It's a Wonderful Life

This gate has been here a long time. According to Ree's father-in-law, it was built in 1946—the same year It's a Wonderful Life was in theaters. "Every time I drive by this sign, I will think of Jimmy Stewart," Ree says.

Learning Goosespeak

This feathery family took up residence in the Drummond pond earlier this summer and Ree loves them so much. "How do you say 'Please stay forever, I'll feed you anything you want' in goosespeak?" she says.

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A Time to Burn

Every few years in the spring, Ladd and his fellow cowboys set some of the Drummond ranch on fire. It sounds crazy, but's actually a crucial part of grassland management—and makes for some gorgeous photos.

Storm Season

When stormy skies take over the ranch, it's important to remember one thing: This too shall pass.

Henry's Reminder

Don't forget to stop and kiss smell the flowers!

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Portrait of a Pup

Ree titled this shot "Lucy and the Horses." She was really thinking outside the box! 😂

Water Views

This gorgeous creek on the Drummond ranch is Ree's favorite—and it's easy to see why.

Growing Silhouettes

"I look back at the sunrise shots I've snapped of the cowboys and kids through the years, and the kids' outlines used to be so tiny," Ree says. "They're all big kids now! This happened overnight, by the way."

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A Light Breeze

Clearly there's a reason why so many of the best country songs are about the winds in Oklahoma. 😂

Sibling Love

Ree felt overwhelmed (in a good way) when she took this photo of her oldest and youngest (and Fred) beneath the most insane sky.

Early Mornings

When Ladd leaves the house at 4:45 in the morning to start his day, he often sends Ree beautiful photos like this one.

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The Life of Walter

Believe it or not, Walter doesn't spend all his time getting belly rubs at the Lodge.

Sunset on the Creek

Sunsets were made for people who like to sleep in. 😉

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Kelly O'Sullivan
Senior Editor
Kelly O’Sullivan is the senior editor for The Pioneer Woman and manages the website’s social channels, in addition to overseeing content strategy and news.

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