Book Review of “Farewell, My Subaru”
My hubby enjoys gardening and has fantasies about possessing a huge story of land as well as being a farmer. He drives me nuts, asking if he can maintain worms on our second flooring apartment or condo veranda in La Jolla. My response is no!
For now, he obtains his little square box in the church community yard. I’m not a nature girl but did find a book title that captured my eye in the collection. It was “Goodbye, My Subaru”, composed by Doug Penalty. It captured my interest since that’s the brand name of cars and truck I drive. The cover image was cute, with a yard growing under the hood of the car.
Doug was formerly a reporter that got a parcel as a bachelor with the intent of settling as well as going eco-friendly all the way.
This publication was an enjoyable, light-hearted read. His experiences started with car trouble, a flash flood, buying 2 goats and also some chicks. The goats got into mischief however he grew affixed to them. He had to persuade the inspector that his home was a ranch. He carried on to trying vegetable oil fuel, setting up solar panels as well as a well, hunting as well as gardening.
As with lots of village tales, there were regional characters, including his hippie neighbor. Of course, they saw him as the character. He frightened the FedEx distribution guy by using home-made body armor to eliminate off a rattlesnake. The citizens got a couple of chuckles from this novice as they watched him get used to his new life. He needed to request for help and also found out by experimentation. He at some point figured points out and also found love along the road.
Doug enjoys his brand-new life and created this lovely publication about his adventures. He included interesting realities in the process with some statistics. I still have no rate of interest in farming however I make sure if we relocated to a village, I ‘d find myself readjusting in time. At first, I ‘d probably look like the woman from “Green Acres”.
Somehow, in centuries past, individuals survived without cellular phone, computer systems and telephones. They lived off the land and also were efficient with their hands. They in fact spoke to each other vocally and composed letters.
For garden fanatics, this is an enjoyable read. There were a few swear words and adult styles in it so I wouldn’t provide it to kids yet maybe an entertaining gift to offer.