On Monday afternoon, “Pioneer Woman” Ree Drummond shared a heartfelt post about her daughter coming home to help her dad with work on their Oklahoma ranch.
The Drummonds own a working ranch right outside of Pawhuska, Oklahoma where they’re from. Ree also owns a brick-and-mortar store in the town of Pawhuska called The Pioneer Woman Mercantile. The parents have raised four biological children and one adopted child on the huge ranch. So they all know what it’s like to work a long, hard day taking care of the land, the property, and the livestock.
Now that most of the kids have gone off to college and left home there’s a few less helping hands around. So it was a welcome sight to have Ree Drummond’s daughter, Paige, return home this weekend to help her father work their cattle.
Ree Drummond and her husband, Ladd, are almost empty nesters. Their oldest daughter, Alex, got married over the summer and lives with her husband. The couples’s eldest son, Bryce, plays as the backup quarterback for the University of North Texas Mean Green. Their foster son, Jamar, attends the University of Central Oklahoma. With Paige in her senior year at the University of Arkansas, that leaves youngest sibling, Todd, as the only Drummond left on the ranch.
So Paige’s presence at home has definitely put a smile on Ladd and Ree Drummond’s faces. In fact, the Pioneer Woman said few things make her husband happy like their daughter being home.
“What makes Ladd happy? Paige coming home to help him work cattle. Our basset hounds. A pleasant sunny day. And a snickerdoodle in his right hand. He has pretty simple wants,” Ree Drummond captioned her post.
Ree Drummond Catches up With Old Friend During NYC Visit
It seems that Ree Drummond made it home just in time to see her daughter Paige during her return to the ranch. The mom of five may live in Oklahoma, but her Pioneer Woman empire often has her traveling all over the nation.
Most recently, she was in New York City on business this past week. Drummond says she’s usually so busy that there isn’t much time for fun. However, she broke her usual mold and was able to meet up with her good friend who used to work on the Pioneer Woman show.
“My strange, unhealthy (or maybe it’s been healthy in the long run?) tendency when I travel for work is to go out and accomplish my work. Then hole up in my hotel room and get caught up on emails, rest, relax and restore,” Ree Drummond shared with her almost 3.8 million Instagram followers.
“But things feel different now, so when I had the opportunity to see David today, even the allure of blackout shades and Bravo shows couldn’t keep me in my room. David lives in NYC, traveled to Oklahoma for many years to work on my cooking show, and he’s so dear. He’d retired from the show a year or so before the pandemic, so we hadn’t seen each other for over three years. He was a sight for sore eyes, a salve to my soul, and a reminder that I can always rest and restore some other time. Connection is so important,” she added.