Pioneer Woman

Pioneer Woman Spring 2018

Ree Drummond shares her enthusiasm for the simple joys in life and inspires readers with her newest creation, The Pioneer Woman Magazine. Each issue is like a day with a good friend, full of helpful advice, great recipes, fun shopping and heartfelt stories – and lots of laughs.

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3 min
a soldier’s best friend

Army paratrooper Danny Kimbrell served in Afghanistan for five months—but the memories haunted him for years. When he returned home to California in 2003, Danny suffered persistent nightmares of being attacked. To stave off the dreams, he would stay awake, sometimes for two days straight. But the sleep deprivation only made him feel worse, and in 2005—as he prepared to return overseas after being recalled to service—Danny finally sought medical help. The diagnosis: PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, a mental-health condition that can result from experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Even though in a given year 300,000 to 500,000 veterans who served in Afghanistan or Iraq can experience PTSD, Danny was surprised by his doctor’s conclusion. “It didn’t seem like I had seen enough stuff to warrant that,” says the…

1 min
a time to   burn

One of the most important things on our ranch is fresh green grass for the cows to eat, and we wouldn’t have any without spring burning. Setting fire to our own property sounds crazy, but burning kills brush and weeds, adds nutrients back into the ground and helps fix pastures where the cows have grazed unevenly. After all is said and done, new spring grass grows much more easily. The burning is a little trickier than it looks: We don’t just light a torch and throw it on the ground! Controlled burning requires strategy. First, Ladd burns a backfire: He drives down the edge of the pasture with a flamethrower, lighting a straight line of grass on fire. Other cowboys follow in a spray truck, extinguishing the fire before it gets…

1 min
a girl’s guide to cowboy hats

Even though she lives on a ranch, Ree admits she felt a little silly the first time she tried on a real cowboy hat— the kind that serious cowgirls and ranchers like Ladd often wear. “I felt like an imposter!” she says. But then she found “the one”: a casual straw cowboy hat with a leather band. “I had it for a decade and I wore it to death.” And while she still hasn’t found the perfect replacement, she stocked her store, The Mercantile, with a pretty close look-alike (shown in the photo on the previous page). For Ree, cowboy hats are more of an accessory than a ranch-life requirement—but it definitely doesn’t hurt to have one when duty calls. “I usually wear one when I’m out with the crew.…

1 min
pick your style

CATTLEMAN This has a basic crease and a tall and narrow crown with two ridges. PINCH FRONT The crease in this style accentuates the wearer’s jawline. DIAMOND This hat is similar to a pinch front but has another pinch in the back so the crown has a diamond shape. It was reportedly John Wayne’s favorite style. BOSS OF THE PLAINS This was the original style of cowboy hat (also called an open crown). It lacks a crease. MOUNTIE Short for “Montana crease,” a mountie has four symmetrical creases around the crown. You’ll see National Park Service rangers wearing this style. GAMBLER This hat typically has a lower crown without peaks and a slightly curved brim. COWBOY HAT: LARA ROBBY/STUDIO D. ILLUSTRATIONS: JIM SCHUESSLER.…

2 min
home on the range

Sally Trentman and Ree have known each other since they were kids hanging out in their hometown of Bartlesville, OK. Little did they know that their paths would cross again when Ree married a Pawhuska cowboy—and Sally did the same. Now both women live on cattle ranches, in equally charming homes. Sally and her husband, Kent, built theirs (which they share with sons Hal, 23, Connor, 21, and Will, 19) on a hilltop on their property, giving them incredible views of their land and animals. The couple also made every design decision on their own, choosing native stone for the exterior, installing salvaged doors in all the rooms and handpicking every piece in the house—right down to the doorknobs—at antiques shops, sales and auctions over the years. LIVING ROOM Since this is…

3 min
sweeten   the pots!

Ree says: “These make a great housewarming or Mother’s Day gift! Cutest herb garden ever.” Weathered Paint What you need • Large foam brush • Red acrylic paint • Medium to rough sandpaper 1. Paint the pot lightly using the foam brush, allowing the terra-cotta to show through in spots. 2. Let dry, then use the sandpaper to smooth the painted surface, focusing on the unpainted areas to let more of the terra-cotta show through. Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paint in Cadmium Red Deep Hue, $5 for a 4-ounce tube; Block Print What you need • Silicone flower stamp in 2 sizes • Ink pads in white, red and blue 1.Using your fingers, press the small stamp onto the white ink pad. Stamp a line of flowers around the center of the pot and the lip of the pot. 2. Use the large stamp to…