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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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Overheard from a fellow who was married to a beautician, “It’s like being married to a chameleon, I never know what I’m going to come home to.” He went on to talk about asking questions only his wife would know the answer to before patting on the fanny the redhead who had been a blonde ten hours earlier.

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I always thought that the Ford Mustang automobile was the neatest thing since sliced bread. I even stopped by the Burke Huddleson Ford dealership in Nampa, Idaho, and looked one over closely.

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Years back, Leo and I would occasionally hear the drone of what we assumed to be someone flying the night mail. I suggested to Leo, one time, that as discouraging as things were at the moment, it might be in order to sell the hay trucks, buy a twin Beach airplane and fly the night mail. Leo pondered it for some time, and then replied that in all the years he’d been involved in things powered by motors, he had yet to find one that would not eventually need to have a mechanic called to it.

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If only boys would listen to their fathers before making some of those classic decisions in life, especially those that are made in the teenage years.

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Dan Mori was one of those fellows who was doing something all the time. He got a few more years of good use from a K-model International Harvester pick-up truck by transplanting the engine and transmission from a Ford Thunderbird into the old truck.

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“There’s nothing special about me.” This was the comment of a fellow I asked about doing a story on. I have found that there is something special about everyone. All you need is a little time to find it.

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