Steve of Research Services recommends Make the Bread, Buy the Butter by Jennifer Reese:
Jennifer Reese worked hard to be a suburban farmer. She learned to make her own bread, yogurt, ginger ale, mustard, and Cheez-It crackers, and she spent a lot of money experimenting. Now, she’s ready to tell you how you can do it – without the pain. Much of her book, Make the Bread, Buy the Butter, is about how you can save money with a do-it-yourself outlook, but the fun of the book is in the amusing accounts of her adventures. The chickens she bought nibbled up all the grass from her lawn, and the dwarf goats worked as a team to strip the leaves, branches, and bark off her trees. And the turkeys? Don’t even ask!