Thanks to have me here! I'm looking forward to learning all that I possible can. Fantastic Site, the best I believed! My name is Antonio Mesquita, I was borne and raised on the farm in Brazil. I Came here on 1985, 33 years old, it seams a life time for me. Meet a wonderfull Wife tha gave me 4 gracious kids, two boys end two girls. I know a lot about farming, but it's nothing like here in US. Things are very rustic over there still, the clock runs on much slow speed, electricity at my time was most run by diesel engines or hydraulic, if you had the means to install one, otherwise oil lamps, kerozine for lighting. Oxin, Mules and horses, as a way of, plowed the fieds, transport everithing. Now they are much modern overthere, better they say!! Sometimes hard life is heathy life. Here I started a total different life. Starting as a Dishwasher, prep, construction, back to work on a Catering place doing all kind of working. Than back to construction, to Wherehouse, and in 99 started working for the goverment, County level as Maintenance Electrician, to this day. Challenges? Planty, not counting a new linguage that was/ still tough to learning. But again I love challenges, specially new ones. I know about meat preserving, but using just rock salt, sun and dew. Happy New Year to you all!