Icelandic sayings on Saturday – 2
January 8, 2011
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Postcard courtesy of Landsbankinn
Our second saying is –
Everything is hay in hard times.
For centuries sheep fed, clad and shod the struggling nation. Survival depended on having a sufficient supply of dried grass to sustain the all-important livestock through long cold winters. Spoiled or depleted hay reserves meant making do with something – anything – else instead.
I wonder if there’s an equivalent English / British saying?