Book Review of “Goodbye, My Subaru”
My other half likes gardening and also has dreams regarding 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 home balcony in La Jolla. My response is no!
In the meantime, he gets his little square box in the church area garden. I’m not a nature girl but did locate a publication title that captured my eye in the collection. It was “Goodbye, My Subaru”, written by Doug Penalty. It caught my attention since that’s the brand name of vehicle I drive. The cover image was adorable, with a garden growing under the hood of the auto.
Doug was formerly a reporter who purchased a parcel as a bachelor with the objective of calming down and going green completely.
This book was an enjoyable, light-hearted read. His journeys began with auto difficulty, a flash flooding, acquiring 2 goats and some chicks. The goats misbehaved yet he expanded attached to them. He needed to persuade the inspector that his building was a farm. He proceeded to attempting vegetable oil gas, setting up solar panels and a well, searching and also gardening.
Similar to many town stories, there were local personalities, including his hippie next-door neighbor. Certainly, they saw him as the personality. He frightened the FedEx distribution man by putting on home-made body armor to eliminate off a rattlesnake. The residents got a few chuckles from this novice as they enjoyed him adapt to his brand-new life. He needed to request for help and also discovered by experimentation. He eventually figured points out and even found love along the road.
Doug likes his new life and also wrote this charming publication regarding his adventures. He included interesting truths in the process with some stats. I still have no passion in farming yet I make certain if we transferred to a town, I ‘d locate myself adjusting over time. At first, I ‘d probably appear like the girl from “Green Acres”.
Somehow, in centuries past, people survived without cell phones, computers and telephones. They lived off the land as well as were efficient with their hands. They actually talked with each other verbally and also created letters.
For garden fanatics, this is an enjoyable read. There were a couple of promise words and adult themes in it so I wouldn’t give it to youngsters but it could be an enjoyable gift to offer.