Colleen asked for some book suggestions after my last post. Here are some I've read and am happy to recommend:
Australian Readers Digest book - Back to Basics - ISBN 0 86449 028 3. This book has information about building, crafts, preserving, growing food, cooking and baking and a lot more.
The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery
The Permaculture Home Garden ISBN: 0-670-86599-Linda Woodrow
Easy Organic Gardening and Moon Planting by Lyn Bagnall. This is the best Australian organic gardening book I've read.
Backyard Self-sufficiency - Jackie French
Simple Living: One Couple's Search for a Better Life by Frank Levering and Wanda Urbanska
Home Comforts by Cheryl Mendelson
Simple Living Guide by Janet Luhrs, is not so much a practical guide but a guide to slowing down and reinvention.
Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin will transform the way you think about money.
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David Holmgren's Retrofitting the Suburbs for Sustainability, available here on pdf.
Warm Earth, Grass Roots and Earth Garden. All available at the newsagent and your local library, I hope. I will have an article in Warm Earth in January. In north America, Countryside magazine is one I enjoy very much. I had a friend who sent me a couple of copies from Canada.