I found a really neat book at the library. "Made From Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life." By Jenna Woginrich. The book is really entertaining and very inspiring, I finished it in an afternoon, sitting on the porch swing while the kids ran around screaming.
This young, sane, and college educated woman decided to take a conscious step away from city life and start homesteading. Her stories are funny and yet you can feel her pain and frustration when things, inevitably, don't always go right. From her disastrous attempt at beekeeping to her first successes baking, Jenna will have you laughing and pondering taking on some new challenges of your own. The book is available on Amazon, and I'm sure proceeds will go to building a new fence, stocking wood for winter, or feeding the chickens.
Also check out her blog: Cold Antler Farm