Little House in the Suburbs (http://littlehouseinthesuburbs.com/) has released a book with the same title. Authors Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskin collected and organized information to help you live in a self-sufficient manner. Some are activities I readily accept and use...some are not. That's the great part about books, though. You can read about people who have backyard chickens and/or goats without actually having chickens and/or goats in YOUR backyard. : ) There are chapters on gardening, cooking, keeping bees, chickens, and goats, how to make your own home-made cleaning/skincare items, and ideas to help bring your community neighborhood together.
The Pioneer Woman (http://thepioneerwoman.com/) has released a several books. Ree Drummond also has a show on Food Network--what a busy lady! Below are just a few of her books.
My favorite book is a children's picture book called CHARLIE THE RANCH DOG. The pictures are adorable and the story is funny. I purchased this for my great nephews for their last birthday, and they liked it too.
In 2009, Ree Drummond released THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS: RECIPES FROM AN ACCIDENTAL COUNTRY GIRL. There are so many great pictures in this book.
Ree Drummond's newest book is THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS: FOOD FROM MY FRONTIER. Again, the pictures are great. She has a skill of showing how food should look as you prepare it.
The last book I'd like to tell you about is SUGAR SNAPS AND STRAWBERRIES: SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR CREATING YOUR OWN SMALL SPACE EDIBLE GARDEN from the blog Heavy Petal (http://heavypetal.ca/)
Authors Andrea Bellamy and Jackie Connelly have lots of simple ideas to add vegetables to your yard, home, garden, or any other small space you might have.
That should give you some inspiration to head to your local library to check out all of the spring gardening and cooking ideas.
Have a great week, and take care of you!