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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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On a recent Sunday I was delayed being ready to leave church for home. My wife had missed meetings that day due to some form of the flu, so I opted to drive my 1979 Mazda RX-7 sports car to church.

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There is nothing in the world to jerk you out of La-La Land like looking out the window of an airplane upon landing and seeing a parade waiting for you. In this example, it was a parade made up of all the fire and crash trucks in the world.

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Leo and I were always up to something. If we had nothing in the works, we were thinking about the next prank. One of us found an old horseshoe at a haystack.

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Right now outside my house in central Washington state, we are experiencing a freezing drizzle. The forecast is for up to a 0.1 inch of ice covering everything by morning.

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Happenings never have singular, simple sources of ideas or objects that make them possible. Within a mile of where I live, there is an auto repair business that includes a towing service.

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Mothers have amazing memories. Perhaps those memories seem so clear because they are unedited. In the early years of this column, my mother reminded me that in fifth grade I had written a continuing story that the teacher shared with the class each day, right after she read a chapter in the book we were treated to after lunch.

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