Post production tasks: sausages and preserves (Spain)
The slaughtering of a pig was the start of the most important post production process of preserving among rural families, and allowed them to enjoy animal foodstuffs all year round.
All the family take part in the slaughter, and women and men have clearly defined tasks. In the background we can see jars of preserves prepared au bain-marie, which contain jams and different vegetables. Nowadays, women preserve horticultural products directly by freezing.