Wanted to share a great gift my wife surprised me with this past Christmas. Know my aspirations to be a farmer, she found this book in the Lakeside Collection catalog we get. At 480 pages, this book is chock full information for the would-be "farmer", or individual who wants to live as much off the land as they want. It contains info about gardening (flowers, fruits, and vegetables), animals, crafts, building a root cellar, and so much more.
You can also get this on Amazon, and perhaps thru your local bookstore. At only $10 - $12, the amount of info contained within is worth far more than the price.