Book Review of “Farewell, My Subaru”
My hubby likes gardening as well as has fantasies concerning having a big plot of land as well as being a farmer. He drives me nuts, asking if he can maintain worms on our 2nd floor apartment veranda in La Jolla. My response is no!
In the meantime, he gets his little square box in the church neighborhood yard. I’m not a nature girl yet did find a publication title that caught my eye in the collection. It was “Goodbye, My Subaru”, composed by Doug Penalty. It caught my focus since that’s the brand of vehicle I drive. The cover picture was charming, with a garden growing under the hood of the vehicle.
Doug was previously a journalist that got a piece of land as a bachelor with the objective of calming down and going eco-friendly all the way.
This publication was an enjoyable, light-hearted read. His experiences began with cars and truck trouble, a flash flooding, acquiring 2 goats as well as some chicks. The goats got into mischief however he expanded attached to them. He needed to convince the examiner that his property was a farm. He proceeded to attempting vegetable oil gas, installing photovoltaic panels and also a well, hunting as well as horticulture.
As with many small town stories, there were neighborhood personalities, including his hippie next-door neighbor. Naturally, they saw him as the character. He frightened the FedEx delivery man by wearing home-made body armor to fight off a rattlesnake. The residents obtained a few laughes from this beginner as they watched him adjust to his new life. He had to request assistance and also found out by experimentation. He eventually figured things out and even found love along the road.
Doug enjoys his new life and composed this lovely publication about his experiences. He included interesting realities along the road with some stats. I still have no passion in farming but I make certain if we relocated to a town, I ‘d find myself changing gradually. At first, I ‘d probably look like the woman from “Green Acres”.
In some way, in centuries past, people survived without cell phones, computer systems and telephones. They lived off the land and also were efficient with their hands. They actually spoke to each other verbally as well as created letters.
For yard lovers, this is an enjoyable read. There were a few vouch words and also adult motifs in it so I wouldn’t give it to youngsters however maybe an amusing gift to offer.