Heating advice from the Old Farmer's Almanac

September 9, 2008 7:50:04 AM PDT
The Old Farmer's Almanac is out with its 2009 edition and is predicting a colder than normal winter.

As usual, it's full of folksy advice including how to beat high heating costs.

The Almanac recounts a secret from the late 1770s on heating a home with one log the entire winter.

Throw the log out of an upstairs window, run down the stairs to get it -- and keep doing it over and over.

Editor Janice Stillman says work up a sweat and you'll be warm all winter.

The Old Farmer's Almanac is North America's oldest continuously published periodical.