Book Review of “Goodbye, My Subaru”

My other half likes horticulture and has fantasies concerning having a huge plot of land and being a farmer. He drives me nuts, asking if he can keep worms on our second floor house terrace in La Jolla. My response is no!

In the meantime, he gets his little square box in the church community garden. I’m not a nature lady yet did discover a book title that caught my eye in the library. It was “Farewell, My Subaru”, created by Doug Penalty. It captured my focus because that’s the brand of auto I drive. The cover picture was cute, with a garden growing under the hood of the cars and truck.

Doug was formerly a journalist that acquired a parcel as a bachelor with the purpose of settling and going environment-friendly right.

This publication was an amusing, light-hearted read. His journeys began with cars and truck trouble, a flash flood, buying 2 goats and some chicks. The goats got into mischief but he grew attached to them. He needed to convince the inspector that his residential property was a farm. He carried on to attempting grease gas, mounting solar panels and a well, hunting and also horticulture.

Just like lots of village tales, there were local personalities, including his hippie next-door neighbor. Naturally, they saw him as the character. He frightened the FedEx delivery man by putting on home-made body armor to eliminate off a rattlesnake. The residents got a couple of laughes from this beginner as they viewed him adjust to his new life. He needed to request assistance and also found out by trial and error. He ultimately figured things out and also discovered love along the way.

Doug likes his brand-new life and wrote this captivating book concerning his journeys. He consisted of interesting facts along the way with some data. I still have no passion in farming yet I make sure if we transferred to a small town, I ‘d discover myself changing over time. At first, I ‘d probably look like the girl from “Eco-friendly Acres”.

Somehow, in centuries past, people survived without cell phones, computer systems and telephones. They lived off the land and were efficient with their hands. They in fact talked with each other verbally and also composed letters.

For yard enthusiasts, this is an enjoyable read. There were a few promise words and also adult themes in it so I wouldn’t offer it to children but maybe an entertaining gift to provide.