The past three months, Pite Niuniu has continued to work in another city, away from his small farm in Zhaojue County in China's Sichuan Province. Nonetheless, the family had a fairly-good harvest: 1000 kg of corn, 600 kg of wheat and 1500 kg of potatoes. The production of potatoes is of half of last year's due to insufficient sunshine and too much rain.

The wife is peeling the corn.

This past quarter new born piglets were sold, which gave the family RMB2400 Yuan (US $385). The price of this quarter is not so good, but the family needs the money to prepare for the Yi ethnic minority's celebration of the New Year.

The wife is feeding the pigs

The weather has become quite cold at this time. People have begun use fire to keep warm.

Editor’s note: This post is part of a series that follows the progress of specific families, starting at the beginning of their work with Heifer. Read the previous posts about Pite Niuniu and his family here.

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