Episode 156 – Creating Your Own Path with Renee Gould

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Renee Gould married into a large family farming operation near Consort, Alberta but was no stranger to rural life after coming from a small acreage nestled in the foothills of Alberta. She grew up riding and training horses in a variety of disciplines.

Now, with two little children, Renee continues to ride when she can and captures the beauty of the land and animals surrounding her on canvas with oil paint when she can’t.

By embracing her artistic side and painting the things she truly loves, she created a new identity and a business that reflects her country girl soul.

 

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Meals in the field, combine rides with Grandad, picking fresh berries out of the garden and building forts in the bales.

In Billi J. Miller’s 4th book celebrating farm life, Miller examines what farm life is like — through the eyes of children. Only not just interviewing “today’s” children – this touching book delves into what it looked like to be a farm kid through the ages. Starting with her husband’s 100-year-old grandmother, Miller asks what her days looked like when she came home from school, her memories of her mom, and what she did most on weekends.

Peppered with the hilarity and frank honesty only present-day “kids” can master, this book is filled with stories that will enlighten you, warm your heart, and make you laugh out loud.

Sure to satisfy even the urban reader, “Farm Kids: Stories from Our Lives” teaches through story and a special chapter of “What we want you to know.” Miller captured the thoughts of hundreds of farmers on what they wish non-farmers knew about them.

​Miller has been captivating audiences and readers by telling the stories of Canadian farm life since she married a 4th-generation farmer from east-central Alberta in 2010 and has spoken at dozens of events throughout Canada and the US on what she thinks makes farm life so extraordinary. She lives on a 111-year-old farm near Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada, with her husband and two children. She writes her books from her home office, her favourite chair, or her fave local (or not so local) coffee shops.

Always drawn to a powerful story and meaningful connection, Billi is a natural borne story-teller. She loves to make people laugh, smile and make them think. Miller speaks from her heart, and no matter what topic she’s speaking on, there are most often wet eyes in the room. She speaks poignantly and passionately about farm life, drawing on her often hilarious interviews while writing her books. Billi uses her personal experiences and captivating stories to engage and connect with her audience. In a time when reconnection is essential, she leaves conference and gathering attendees moved, encouraged, and inspired for the future.

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REVIEW OF THE WEEK

So informative!

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ – KelaP via Apple Podcasts

“While I don’t live in a rural area nor do I farm or homestead myself, I recently started working in the agricultural industry as a subject matter expert helping farmers and ranchers conserve their soil and water. I don’t have a farming background, but this podcast has helped me to learn more about the rural lifestyle and agriculture so that I can better help and understand the people I serve through my job. Keep up the good work!”

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Renee Gould:  Website | Instagram | Facebook

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Katelyn Duban

Katelyn Duban

Farmer | Podcast Host | Coach

Welcome to Wild Rose Farmer! My name is Katelyn Duban and I am a first generation female farmer in Southern Alberta, Canada. I married into agriculture back in 2016 to my multigenerational farmer husband, affectionately known as Mr. Wild Rose Farmer. We live and grow on our families certified organic grain and oilseed operation. In the Spring and Summer seasons, I raise a small herd of meat goats and have previously raised bottle calves as well.

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