Historic places and people in the land of milk and honey: Wisconsin's treasure: a tribute to our past, a celebration of the present and our commitment to continue the good life
[Badger State Stock farm], p. 15 PDF (452.8 KB)
The Robert and Mary Ann Zelenski farm on Honey Creek Road is known as the Badger State Stock Farm. The farm was founded by the Miller family. In 1900, it was purchased by Benjamin Mitchell and taken over by his son Oliver in 1930. In 1956, Oliver's daughter, Mary Ann mar- ried Bob Zelenski. They ran the farm with dairy and hogs and sheep. They raised five children on the farm. In 1991, they discon- tinued the dairy and hogs and now they raise Clun Forest Sheep, an English breed. Clun Forest Sheep are no longer imported and were quarantined for six years in Canada before entering the USA market. Garden tip for growing tomatoes from Bob and Mary Ann. In the spring, plant each seedling in the cen- ter of a ten inch cement tile. From the hard- ware store, purchase six foot high reinforc- ing wire and encircle the tile which will sup- port the tomatoes. The tile will protect the young seedlings, hold water and block cut- worms. Tomatoes will produce abundantly and you can easily harvest the bounty. Robert Zelenski 15
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