@Kyeh@OnionSoup The problem with a pear tree that will grow in Houston and bear fruit is that we have varieties that produce so much that you have to be out there every damn day with a bushel basket gathering them up. And very few, if any, will actually be edible because they’ll be full of bugs. If you want to keep them pest free, you have to spray the bejeesus out of them.
@sjk3@werehatrack I read once that there’s been dozens of versions of the song over the years and in the early days the items and the quantity of the items varies quite a lot. The song was originally French and translated and mistranslated many times.
Even the Partridge in a Pear Tree might be due to a bad translation. The word “Pear Tree” being a mistranslation of the French word for Partridge. I think if I recall, the French rhyme the song split from didn’t mention a tree.
So we’re basically singing a Partridge in a Partridge, which is either perverse or cannibalistic.