Book one:

Farmwives in Profile:

17 Women, 17 Candid Questions about their Lives, Photos & Recipes

(Published: January 2016)

Short documentary on Billi J. Miller and her Farmwives Book Project - filmed by Storyhive.

Title: "In Honour of Farmwives"

17 Women, 17 Candid Questions About their Lives, Photos & Recipes is the labour-of-love and debut book of Billi J Miller capturing candid interviews, delicious straight-from-the-farm-kitchen recipes and timeless photographs of seventeen traditional farmwives from the Canadian Prairies. The women from her home community in east-central Alberta were all between the ages of fifty-five and ninety. This widely-celebrated book shines a light on what Miller calls the too often overlooked contributions of farmwives who she says have been pillars holding up Canadian family farms. This beautiful project also contains stories by the women's grown children on the impact their mothers have had on their lives. Worth it's weight in gold for just the recipes alone, this project is available through all major online retailers and through select partner small retailers also.

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4602-7763-8

eBook ISBN: 978-1-4602-7764-5

"I hope this is one of a hundred book series!"

— Bridget Ryan

Producer/TV Host

Dinner Television

"You have a brightness in your spirit that is rare. You are documenting people’s lives. That is really special. Thank you for putting your heart into this."

— Amanda A.

Daughter of a Farmwife

 
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Book two:

Farmwives 2: 

An Inspiring Look at the Lives of the New Canadian Farmwives

(Published January 2018)

The highly-anticipated follow-up of her first book, this second part of the two-book series gives the "next generations" a turn. Farmwives 2 hones in on women in their twenties to fifties. This time, Miller interviews women from across the country - from British Columbia to Newfoundland - broadening not only the look at Canada's family farms but, women's perspectives on this evolving role.

Miller includes the same format of interviews, photographs and recipes, but it also includes input from a lawyer, farm family coach and financial planner that is quickly declaring it the "bible" to which all living on a farm should read.

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-5255-2188-1

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-5255-2187-4

eBook ISBN: 978-1-5255-2189-8

"Equal parts laugh-out-loud funny, poignant and instructive, Farmwives 2 shows that, just as there's no right way to be a farmer, there's no right way to be a farmwife"

— Jennifer Blair

Farming Smarter Magazine

"As a full-time farmwife and farmer
 of over twenty years, reading these stories inspire me and remind me why I’m still doing this! Thank YOU for putting us WOMEN in a book. This is heritage for the upcoming generations. Behind those strong farmers are very strong women who go through so much"

— Sandra C.

Ontario, Canada

"Farm women are mentors and encouragers to others seeking to be fulfilled on the farm. We learn from each other's journey and stories, so enjoy this collection. Let these women fire up your passion and vision!"

— Elaine Froese

Professional Speaker,

Writer & Coach

 

Book three:

Bubbles Took a Trip

A Mostly True Tale About an Adventurous Dog from the Canadian Prairies

(Published: December 2020)

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Reviews:

"This book is so sweet and silly!" - Makinley M. (7)

"We are so glad Bubbles found her way home." - Macey M. (10)

"A great children’s book! Bubbles knows home with her family is best. A children’s version of “A dogs way home". - Chloe J. (9)

"Great book for anyone who loves dogs! Or, someone who loves taking care of dogs!" - Carys P. (10)

"I loved reading about Bubbles the dog!" - Leighton G. (7)

"This book is really, really, really good and my favourite part is that Billi Miller is in it." - Sam P. (8)

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-777-4186-01

 

Blog Series: "The Women Among Us"

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A blog series exploring the journeys we take, finding resilience in the most unexpected places, and the power of the human spirit. Join Billi as she interviews women from all walks of life in this meaningful project.

 
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published work

Books

Farmwives in Profile: 17 Women, 17 Candid Questions About their Lives, Photos & Recipes

Jan 2016   |   FriesenPress

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4602-7763-8 | eBook ISBN: 978-1-4602-7764-5

Farmwives 2: An Inspiring Look at the Lives of the New Canadian Farmwives

Mar 2018   |   FriesenPress

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-5255-2188-1 | Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-5255-2187-4 | eBook ISBN: 978-1-5255-2189-8

Bubbles Took a Trip
A Mostly True Tale About an Adventurous Dog from the Canadian Prairies

Dec 2020  |   Billi J. Miller

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-777-4186-0-1

Published Articles

I asked seventeen Canadian farmwives for advice on how to keep a marriage strong, this is what they said.

October 2019   |   Medium.com

What writing two books about farm women taught me about life in the city.

October 2019   |   Medium.com and Ag Now Magazine (USA).

Summer a Fantastic Season to Explore Indigenous Culture!

August 2017   |   AlbertaMamas.com

Billi J. Miller is back with a sneak peek into her new book

July 2017   |   Vintage Gypsy Magazine

Farmwives in Profile

June 2017   |   AlbertaMamas.com

Under the Northern Sky

December 2016   |   Canadian Cowboy Country Magazine

Community comes together to honor local family in mourning

October 2015   |   Vermilion Voice

From Amsterdam to Atlantic Canada

August 2015   |   Vermilion Voice

Alberta Farmer

September 2014   |   Vermilion Voice

The Call

August 2014   |   Vermilion Voice

Local Mom

April 2014   |   Vermilion Voice

 
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Book four:

Farm Kids 

Stories from Our Lives

(Available Dec 10, 2022)

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

 

In this next book project celebrating farm life, Billi J. 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.

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-7774186-49

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