Cold enough to kill hogs

Posted by ESC on October 17, 2005

In Reply to: Cold enough to kill hogs posted by Keith Senkbeil on October 16, 2005

: Have Yall ever heard "Cold enough to kill hogs".

: Where did that come from?

I was a farm girl but I didn't pay attention. So I'm a little fuzzy on details. But here is the general idea. Before refrigeration, hogs were killed in cold weather. The meat could be placed in "meat houses," as in "cold as a meat house." Preserved with salt, etc. If a hog was killed in hot weather, the meat would rot.