Book Review of “Goodbye, My Subaru”

My partner loves horticulture and has dreams concerning possessing a large plot of land as well as being a farmer. He drives me nuts, asking if he can keep worms on our 2nd flooring apartment or condo balcony in La Jolla. My solution is no!

In the meantime, he gets his little square box in the church community garden. I’m not a nature lady but did find a publication title that caught my eye in the library. It was “Goodbye, My Subaru”, created by Doug Penalty. It caught my attention because that’s the brand of vehicle I drive. The cover picture was cute, with a garden growing under the hood of the automobile.

Doug was previously a reporter that bought a parcel as a bachelor with the intention of settling down and also going environment-friendly completely.

This book was an entertaining, light-hearted read. His experiences started with auto problem, a flash flood, acquiring 2 goats and some chicks. The goats got into mischief however he expanded attached to them. He had to persuade the assessor that his residential property was a farm. He proceeded to attempting vegetable oil fuel, mounting photovoltaic panels as well as a well, hunting as well as gardening.

Similar to numerous small town stories, there were local personalities, including his hippie neighbor. Obviously, they saw him as the personality. He scared off the FedEx distribution man by using home-made body shield to eliminate off a rattlesnake. The citizens obtained a couple of laughes from this newbie as they saw him get used to his new life. He needed to request help as well as discovered by experimentation. He ultimately figured points out as well as also discovered love in the process.

Doug enjoys his new life as well as created this charming publication about his journeys. He included fascinating realities in the process with some statistics. I still have no interest in farming but I make certain if we relocated to a town, I ‘d discover myself adjusting with time. At first, I ‘d possibly resemble the girl from “Green Acres”.

In some way, in centuries past, people endured without cell phones, computers as well as telephones. They lived off the land and also were effective with their hands. They in fact talked with each other vocally as well as composed letters.

For yard enthusiasts, this is a fun read. There were a few vouch words and adult themes in it so I would not give it to youngsters but it could be an enjoyable present to give.