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Bring on the Pie

September 3, 2013


Last week, a friend came and we spent time picking these apples at The Fig… and picking up where we left off since we last saw each other.

One year ago, today, I posted this.

One-and-a-half years ago, I wrote this about her.

And two years ago, I wrote this:

Sometimes it takes a while to find your way home. Leather artisan Tammy Castro was born and raised and, in her words, ‘misplaced’ on Long Island . She and her family contentedly reside in Raleigh where her suburban home has a lot of cow hides stashed upstairs. She dreams of living on a farm one day and owning a cow (whose hide will be safe)

Two years ago, she was the leather guru for The Fig.  One-and-a-half years ago, she was an official Flying Fig encourager.  And a year ago, she was dear friend and neighbor.


Today, she is still a dear friend, but no longer a neighbor.  Last week, as we picked apples for soon-to-be apple pies, we reflected on life’s changes since the year-ago-pie.  She and her husband and daughter have moved to the country and are restoring an old farmhouseLucky for me, it’s only 10 miles from The Fig:)  

And lucky for her, she’s going to bake me another pie.  Otherwise, I would steal this desk she made from old boards salvaged in their restoration.


That, my friends, is a desk. 

Someone better bake a pie soon,


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    November 21, 2014 6:59 pm

    This is such a sweet story. I am blessed to be her neighbor now just down the road. She is an amazing and very talented person. Our friendship has grown such that everyone thinks we are “mother –daughter” when we are together. And ….Yes, we are !!!!!!! And those apple pies …… they are delicious !!!!!!

    • November 30, 2014 11:55 pm

      Agree! And the blessing of your friendship flows both ways! So glad you two are neighbors:)


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