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Brad Nelson

In Tales of a Hay Hauler, Brad Nelson shares his unique perspective of the forage industry through his hay-hauling experiences, skillfully woven through storytelling and humor.

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Survival skills can be just so much bluster and bluff. Survival history is a completely different beast – heavy on the “beast.”

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Truck operating procedures can be straightforward – or not. Radiator shutters were once part of the temperature control system for the engines on heavy trucks. They seemed to work well when new.

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February. Depending on where you are in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s either the dead of winter or the first of spring – or you’re late if you’re not almost done with spring farming.

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Life is interesting. It’s been almost 34 years since my dad passed away, and I can remember things he said many years before while I’m forgetting what I went into the next room for five minutes ago. Someone told me that passing through a doorway causes the short-term memory to reset. I hope that’s my only problem.

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On the off-chance you have a power failure or internet outage at Thanksgiving, try this: Gather the group and play Thanksgiving ABCs.

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I sometimes get accused of unduly embellishing a story. When writing a history about my father, an older cousin told me I didn’t have my facts straight. I told her to give me a break; I was only 4 years old when the event in question happened.

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