Icelandic sayings on Saturday – 2
January 8, 2011
| Posted in sayings
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?