Book Review of “Goodbye, My Subaru”
My hubby enjoys gardening as well as has dreams concerning having a large plot of land and being a farmer. He drives me nuts, asking if he can maintain worms on our 2nd flooring apartment porch in La Jolla. My response is no!
For now, he obtains his little square box in the church neighborhood yard. I’m not a nature woman but did find a book title that captured my eye in the library. It was “Goodbye, My Subaru”, written by Doug Fine. It caught my focus because that’s the brand name of cars and truck I drive. The cover photo was cute, with a garden growing under the hood of the auto.
Doug was formerly a journalist that acquired a parcel as a bachelor with the intention of settling and going green completely.
This publication was an amusing, light-hearted read. His adventures began with vehicle problem, a flash flooding, buying 2 goats and also some chicks. The goats misbehaved yet he expanded connected to them. He had to persuade the assessor that his home was a ranch. He carried on to trying grease gas, installing solar panels and a well, searching and horticulture.
Similar to lots of village stories, there were neighborhood characters, including his hippie next-door neighbor. Certainly, they saw him as the character. He frightened the FedEx delivery guy by using home-made body armor to fight off a rattlesnake. The residents obtained a couple of laughes from this newbie as they viewed him adjust to his new life. He needed to request help and also found out by experimentation. He eventually figured points out as well as even located love along the road.
Doug loves his new life as well as wrote this lovely publication regarding his adventures. He included interesting realities in the process with some stats. I still have no interest in farming yet I make certain if we transferred to a small town, I would certainly find myself readjusting gradually. Initially, I ‘d most likely appear like the girl from “Green Acres”.
Somehow, in centuries past, individuals survived without cellular phone, computers as well as telephones. They lived off the land and also were productive with their hands. They in fact talked to each various other verbally as well as wrote letters.
For garden fanatics, this is a fun read. There were a few vouch words and also adult themes in it so I would not give it to kids but it could be an enjoyable gift to provide.