I just started reading this over the weekend - anyone else read it?
It's interesting to read about a lifestyle like this (though I kinda skim over her step-by-step details on certain carpentry or mechanical things) especially since I haven't done any homesteading myself, but have thought about it a lot over the years.
What stands out most to me in her story is her frugality, and secondly, her food production and preservation - though they really go hand-in-hand, I suppose.
It reminds me of what folks say they appreciate about permies and Paul's podcasts - that it's so helpful to hear from others who are trying to live a similar lifestyle.
Many of Jackie's gardening methods are more traditional organic than permaculture, but IMHO, that's a minor issue compared to the big picture of what she's doing.