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Apr 15, 2012 05:13 PM

Pioneer Woman

What is so pioneer about her? Have you seen her kitchen?? Her RANCH?

I have a friend who lives completely off the grid in Wyoming. They make their own electricity, grow everything they eat..and can tons of it for winter. She cooks from a real wood stove and the only heat in her grandparents homestead is wood heat. They raise and slaughter their own lambs, chickens, and pigs... and they hunt. They barter for beef and bison. They have their own eggs, they have sheep that they sheer and she actually spins the wool! They have Molly the cow who just had a baby and Marcia also has goats...and shemakes her own cheese, butter, cottage cheese, sour cream, yogurt, kefir...etc... They use a composting toilet for chrissakes! She barters her goats milk etc. for goat lotion and soap!

They work their butts off but they love it. Going out in July to spend some time.

I would watch a show like that...wouldn't you? Too classy for Food Network. Have to be PBS.

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  1. Why don't you go to her blog, ask why she chose that name (long before she got a FN show)?

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    1. re: paulj

      Did you read the rest of my post? It isn't about hating on Pioneer Woman.

    2. There is no shortage of Pioneer Woman blog & show hate on the interwebs who obsess over the comings and goings of the Drummond ranch in OK. She's the heiress to the Paula Deen hate, I believe......

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      1. re: stellamystar

        seriously, stellamystar!

        envy and resentment. ugh.

        1. re: stellamystar

          I don't hate all. Did you read my post? :)

          1. re: stellamystar

            No, I've disliked her far longer than Paula Deen has been a hissing and a byword. i don't dislike her, personally, but the whole show turns my stomach for reasons I can't really even find words for. Cloying and corny perhaps.

            To each his own.

          2. she's got a blog, it seems she's got a successful tv show, and envy may follow.

            I haven't seen much of the house and am confused where she cooks. is that a set kitchen, a community hall or her kitchen in her house?

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              1. re: iL Divo

                I'm not sure, but I believe that it is the kitchen in the guest house on their property.

                    1. re: melly

                      Evidently if you wanted to focus on your real pioneer, you should not have brought up the TV one. You've let the cat out of the bag.

                        1. re: melly

                          Not "whatever." You put her in the title of the thread, then started the thread with a comment about her. If you truly wanted to just talk about your friend living off the grid in Wyoming, then maybe you should have just left it at that, chosen a different title.
                          What is your point? It's confusing. It seems like you are comparing your friend to Ree Drummond.

                      1. re: melly

                        we must have been "mislead" by the title "Pioneer Woman" as it is the name of the FN show

                    2. re: jw615

                      Yes, the guest house's kitchen. Haters will note that she remodeled it to its current size with the secret plan to host her own TV show there. Because she's got THAT much money and ambition -- the horror!

                      1. re: emily

                        Yes, the Lodge. I really like a lot of elements of that remodel.

                  1. I would love to watch a show about how your friend lives. My cousin is practically engaged to a boy in VT who has a similar lifestyle and she loves it.

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                      1. re: melpy

                        Thank you. I think I just posted in the wrong place but not sure where else I should have posted it! Geez.. Talk about haters.

                      2. As I understand it her name started out as a joke among family and friends, and then she spun it into her brand. I don't think it was ever meant to be taken literally. Sure, I'd check out a show about your friend that lives off the grid, I'm sure it would be interesting. Of course, then there would be a thread about how this person sold out to be on TV.

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                        1. re: Mattkn

                          She would never do that. Sell out to be on TV. She might allow someone to follow her around for a few days with a small camera crew but I think that would be about it.

                            1. re: alkapal

                              Yes, yes and yes to both Alkapal and Mattkin!