I'm Trish. I wear a lot of hats and keep a lot of plates spinning, like most Moms do.
I'm a wife to our head farm hand, Mr. Two Peas. Our daughters just refer to him as "Hey Dad!", followed quickly usually by a request to taxi them somewhere. He had the pleasure of retiring a few years ago while still in his 40's from his career as a park ranger / manager and keeps our family and farm running.
I'm a Mom to teenage identical twin girls for whom this business is named after, our Two Peas. And we have a Sprout, our youngest daughter, who is in elementary school. (HENCE, the THREE PEAS in our Two Peas logo - she requested we add her in. Seemed only fair).
I'm a 4-H advisor and sustainable agriculture advocate. On our small farm, we raise market sheep, grass pastured meat chickens, 27 egg laying hens, and we keep a couple of cute pygmy goats too. (We journal our farm happenings on Facebook if you want to follow along)
I'm a higher education staffer and work at one of the largest public universities in the country. I have the pleasure of helping brilliant and amazing students prepare for careers in the environment and natural resources industry. It's my "ministry" and it truly is a gift to work with these students everyday and be immersed in the university community.
I started working in higher ed after a career as a park ranger in some of the most beautiful places in Montana and Ohio and am proud to have served for several years as a Deputy Sheriff.
And oh yes, I love to sew. Which is where this whole blog thing started. A few years ago, I launched a line of sewing patterns, was honored to appear on a TV program "It's Sew Easy", and I'm a published author with C+T Publishing.
My book, Because I Love You Sew, is a compilation of stories and projects for both beginning and advanced sewers that focuses on gift giving and making memories. Sewing as an art form and using your handmade talents to tell the stories of your family's journey.
These days, I do a bit more farming and mothering than sewing, but my life's journey has been a gift. Thanks for being a part of it.
Let's connect. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org