Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter View Post

At least it's better than "Pigs can swim and pigs can fly... pigs can see the wind go by... pigs make lovely household friends... when winter comes and summer ends..."

tim in san jose

I'm curious where this quote comes from?

There was a fascinating Op-Ed article in the NY Times last week or so that told us how up through the 19th C. at least, rural peasants in Europe (the actual piece dealt with France) would just "hunker down" during the winter with their barn animals (living furnaces) and a few wood logs and "hibernate" through winter.

Your quote seems to "confirm" this.