Above is part 1 of a 30 minute chronicle of how Er Ge and his family and neighbors kill and butcher a pig that feeds the family and some artists for the next year. This one was for some reason being raised by a neighbor, and was exceptionally large. Video by Emi Uemura and Michael Eddy, December 2013. Part 2 is below. Click here for the same video hosted on Tudou.
Year-end follow up to that big pig:
Last day of the Lunar calendar, Er Ge prepares the tail and head of the enormous pig he killed a few weeks ago, the one Emi filmed (above) just after she arrived at Lashihai. Scraped and washed, they await some more surgery then get a hot steamy bath till dinner.