Book Review of “Goodbye, My Subaru”

My husband enjoys gardening and also has fantasies concerning possessing a large story of land and also being a farmer. He drives me nuts, asking if he can maintain worms on our second flooring apartment or condo balcony in La Jolla. My response is no!

For now, he gets his little square box in the church area garden. I’m not a nature girl yet did discover a book title that captured my eye in the library. It was “Farewell, My Subaru”, created by Doug Fine. It caught my focus since that’s the brand of automobile I drive. The cover image was adorable, with a yard growing under the hood of the vehicle.

Doug was formerly a journalist that purchased a piece of land as a bachelor with the objective of settling and going green all the way.

This publication was an enjoyable, light-hearted read. His journeys began with cars and truck difficulty, a flash flood, purchasing two goats and also some chicks. The goats misbehaved but he expanded attached to them. He needed to encourage the inspector that his residential or commercial property was a farm. He proceeded to attempting vegetable oil fuel, setting up solar panels as well as a well, hunting and also horticulture.

Just like numerous small town stories, there were local personalities, including his hippie neighbor. Certainly, they saw him as the character. He scared off the FedEx distribution man by putting on home-made body shield to fight off a rattlesnake. The residents obtained a few laughes from this novice as they watched him get used to his brand-new life. He had to request assistance and also found out by trial and error. He eventually figured things out and also even discovered love along the road.

Doug enjoys his brand-new life as well as composed this enchanting publication about his journeys. He included fascinating realities in the process with some statistics. I still have no rate of interest in farming yet I’m sure if we transferred to a town, I ‘d find myself changing over time. Initially, I ‘d probably resemble the woman from “Eco-friendly Acres”.

In some way, in centuries past, people survived without cell phones, computers and also telephones. They lived off the land and also were efficient with their hands. They in fact spoke to each various other verbally and composed letters.

For garden fanatics, this is an enjoyable read. There were a couple of vouch words and adult themes in it so I would not give it to kids but maybe an enjoyable present to offer.