Schedule Testimonial of “Farewell, My Subaru”
My husband likes gardening and has dreams concerning possessing a big story of land and being a farmer. He drives me nuts, asking if he can maintain worms on our second floor apartment terrace in La Jolla. My solution is no!
For now, he gets his little square box in the church community garden. I’m not a nature girl yet did find a book title that caught my eye in the library. It was “Goodbye, My Subaru”, created by Doug Penalty. It caught my interest since that’s the brand name of car I drive. The cover photo was charming, with a garden growing under the hood of the automobile.
Doug was formerly a journalist that acquired a tract as a bachelor with the intent of settling down as well as going green all the way.
This book was an amusing, light-hearted read. His journeys started with auto difficulty, a flash flood, buying two goats and some chicks. The goats misbehaved but he expanded connected to them. He needed to convince the assessor that his property was a farm. He moved on to trying grease fuel, installing solar panels and a well, searching and gardening.
As with lots of village tales, there were regional personalities, including his hippie next-door neighbor. Of course, they saw him as the personality. He scared off the FedEx delivery man by wearing home-made body armor to combat off a rattlesnake. The citizens obtained a couple of chuckles from this newbie as they watched him adjust to his new life. He needed to request for help and discovered by trial and error. He at some point figured things out and also found love along the road.
Doug loves his brand-new life and wrote this lovely book about his adventures. He consisted of intriguing facts along the way with some stats. I still have no rate of interest in farming but I’m sure if we relocated to a small town, I ‘d locate myself readjusting with time. At first, I ‘d most likely look like the lady from “Eco-friendly Acres”.
Somehow, in centuries past, individuals made it through without cellular phone, computer systems as well as telephones. They lived off the land and were efficient with their hands. They in fact talked with each various other verbally and wrote letters.
For garden enthusiasts, this is a fun read. There were a couple of vow words and grown-up themes in it so I wouldn’t provide it to kids but maybe an amusing gift to offer.