A diary of the projects, hurdles, rewards and family life at we recorded at Wise Acres, our former homestead in Horsefly, BC. (Careers and teenagers have forced us back into the city, at least for a little while.)

Friday, July 18, 2008

"Pioneer Woman"...what a great blog!

Just in case you need another blog to read...I am really enjoying this one right now...www.thepioneerwoman.com. She is a great writer, a hilarious storyteller and her photos are to die for...and she is a homeschooler!

This is an excerpt:

"I’m a thirty-something ranch wife, mother of four, moderately-agoraphobic middle child who grew up on a golf course in the city. I attended college in Los Angeles and wore black pumps to work every day. I ate sushi and treated myself to pedicures on a semi-regular basis. I even kissed James Garner in an elevator once. Then, on a brief trip to my hometown, I met and fell in love with a rugged cattle rancher. Now I live in the middle of nowhere on a working cattle ranch. My days are spent wrangling children, chipping dried manure from boots, washing jeans, and frying calf nuts. I have no idea how I got here…but you know what? I love it. Don’t tell anyone. I hope you enjoy my website, ThePioneerWoman.com. Here, I write about my decade-long transition from spoiled city girl to domestic country wife. I post photos of cows, horses, and my four weird children, and frequently include shots of cowboys wearing chaps."

Giddy up!

And this post did make me giggle.


  1. Joanne, I agree!! She has a wonderful blog!
    I found her blog on Friday and have spent every spare moment exploring it, and reading her archives. She is so hilarious! I love her 'keepin it real' :-)
    When you get time, I highly recommend her tale of how she met her husband. It's on the side bar and called black heels. So romantic :-)

  2. Samantha, I thought of you (and the knitting girls) when she was talking about men and chaps ;)